First American Title Named One of the Most Innovative Technology Companies in Real Estate by HousingWire

Recognition highlights company’s FirstAm IgniteRE™ digital platform and efforts to bring more simplicity and convenience to real estate transactions

February 12, 2024, Santa Ana, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), today announced that it was named by HousingWire as a 2024 HW Tech100™ Real Estate winner. The HW Tech100 awards recognize the most innovative and impactful organizations in housing and the transformative impact these companies have made, propelling the real estate sector into new realms of efficiency, transparency and accessibility.

“This recognition reflects our commitment to leadership and innovation and the tremendous efforts of our people to bring more speed, certainty and simplicity to real estate transactions,” said Janette Waller, president of First American Title’s Direct Division. “Through innovative products and services and the deep expertise of our people, we’re continually enhancing the experience of First American Title’s customers.”

First American Title was specifically recognized for FirstAm IgniteRE™, an innovative digital platform that provides a suite of tools and capabilities that empower real estate professionals to focus more time supporting home buyers and sellers, and thrive in today’s ever-evolving residential real estate market. From property research to initiating title orders to securely accessing, sending and eSigning important documents and more, the platform delivers a robust, secure and device-agnostic experience using the latest innovative technologies.

“The technology capabilities and solutions that this year’s Tech100 winning organizations have developed are an absolute testament to the relentless innovation within the real estate and mortgage technology landscape," said Sarah Wheeler, editor-in-chief at HousingWire. “These past few years have been transformative for the industry and these honorees are continuing to bring long-awaited solutions to the challenges that mortgage and real estate professionals have struggled with for decades.” 

About First American Title Insurance Company

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. First American Title provides comprehensive title insurance coverage and professional services for real estate purchases, construction, refinances and equity loans. For more information, visit 

About First American

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a premier provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions. With its combination of financial strength and stability built over more than 130 years, innovative proprietary technologies, and unmatched data assets, the company is leading the digital transformation of its industry. First American also provides data products to the title industry and other third parties; valuation products and services; mortgage subservicing; home warranty products; banking, trust and wealth management services; and other related products and services. With total revenue of $6.0 billion in 2023, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2023, First American was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine for the eighth consecutive year and was named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company. More information about the company can be found at