Title company expands into Austin, looks to residential market

Jun 25, 2014
Austin Business Journal

Patrick Rose, a former state legislator who built a thriving title company in San Marcos and Dripping Springs, is dipping his toes into the Austin residential market

Rose, who founded Corridor Title in 2010, opened the company's first Austin office earlier this month at 1611 W. Fifth St. with four employees

Unlike the company’s other offices which handle a variety of transactions, the Austin Corridor Title operation will be limited to residential sales in a targeted area

The new office has been about a year in the making. Rose said there are no other firms in the market operating within that narrow scope

Theresa de Alejandro, a licensed attorney, will be the area manager and lead escrow officer in the new office. She will be assisted by Kim Fernea, business development director; Lauren Finnegan, assistant escrow officer; and Rachel Scott, a recent Texas State University graduate

Rose, a 35-year-old native of Dripping Springs, is well known in civic and political circles. At one time he was the youngest state representative in the Texas Legislature. He served for eight years as a Democrat before being unseated in 2010 and opening the title company, which handles commercial and residential title work in Dripping Springs and throughout Hays County

He plans to grow the company from Austin to San Antonio but in a disciplined and incremental fashion

Rose earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and his law degree at the University of Texas

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