MEET OUR SHERMAN OAKS TEAM

Branch Manager

MARCINE KLINE
P: 818.500.0400
F: 818.691.0660
mkline@glenoaksescrow.com

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It was nearly 38 years ago, when fate intervened, placing Marcine Kline into the profession where she would establish herself as one of the escrow industry’s leading professionals.  Attending college and wanting to work full-time, she applied for a position at an escrow company only to lose out to another applicant.  When that person proved to be a no-show, Marcine got the call, and so it began…

“The work just seemed so relatable to me,” Marcine says.  She got her feet wet with independent escrow companies, and in 1986, the age of Reaganomics and new tax codes, opened her own firm  It didn’t take long for Marcine to champion the demands of the day and by setting her drive and strong work ethic in place, she was able to pay off her business’ debt within that same year.  “I’ve always had a strong work ethic, which is one of the things that drew me to Glen Oaks Escrow. It’s a big team with an infrastructure that leads with heart, this is important to me.”

As Branch Manager of the Sherman Oaks office, Marcine is responsible for the teaching, training and education of the staff in addition to recruiting escrow professionals.  She has served the San Fernando Valley for more than 30 years and is a full-service escrow officer specializing in Probate, Trust Sales, Conservatorship and both court and independent administration of Estate Act transactions.

Outside of the office, Marcine is an avid traveler, voracious reader and social butterfly.  There’s nothing she likes more than heading out with her husband to entertain friends, many of whom started out as her clients.

 

 Escrow Officers

CARMEN ALVARADO
P: 818.500.0400
F: 818.691.0660
calvarado@glenoaksescrow.com

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Carmen Alvarado was studying at Cal State Northridge for a career in psychology when she got the opportunity to work as a receptionist in an escrow company.  It didn’t take long for the real estate bug to bite.  Twelve years and a Psychology Bachelor’s later, Carmen is channeling her desire to help people, not as a psychologist, but as an Escrow Officer at Glen Oaks Escrow.

“I like to make people happy and love working in escrow,” Carmen shared. “For families and newlyweds purchasing their first home, you want to make it the best possible experience.” She joined Glen Oaks Escrow alongside Marcine Kline with whom she has worked her entire career.  “We have a great relationship, and I love the management team here at Glen Oaks Escrow. The family-like atmosphere, the supportive team, the paperless environment — it’s all very welcoming and professional.” Carmen handles a variety of escrow transactions and is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Outside of the office, Carmen enjoys going to the theater, and as newlywed herself, spends as much quality time as possible with her husband and son and their Old English Bulldog.

MARCINE KLINE
P: 818.500.0400
F: 818.691.0660
mkline@glenoaksescrow.com

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It was nearly 38 years ago, when fate intervened, placing Marcine Kline into the profession where she would establish herself as one of the escrow industry’s leading professionals.  Attending college and wanting to work full-time, she applied for a position at an escrow company only to lose out to another applicant.  When that person proved to be a no-show, Marcine got the call, and so it began…

“The work just seemed so relatable to me,” Marcine says.  She got her feet wet with independent escrow companies, and in 1986, the age of Reaganomics and new tax codes, opened her own firm  It didn’t take long for Marcine to champion the demands of the day and by setting her drive and strong work ethic in place, she was able to pay off her business’ debt within that same year.  “I’ve always had a strong work ethic, which is one of the things that drew me to Glen Oaks Escrow. It’s a big team with an infrastructure that leads with heart, this is important to me.”

As Branch Manager of the Sherman Oaks office, Marcine is responsible for the teaching, training and education of the staff in addition to recruiting escrow professionals.  She has served the San Fernando Valley for more than 30 years and is a full-service escrow officer specializing in Probate, Trust Sales, Conservatorship and both court and independent administration of Estate Act transactions.

Outside of the office, Marcine is an avid traveler, voracious reader and social butterfly.  There’s nothing she likes more than heading out with her husband to entertain friends, many of whom started out as her clients.

 

VETO RUIZ
P: 818.500.0400
F: 424.901.1421
vruiz@glenoaksescrow.com

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A graduate of UCLA with a degree in psychology, Veto Ruiz applies his learning every day in the people-oriented business of escrow. His experience in the industry exceeds 20 years, and over half of that time has been with Glen Oaks Escrow’s sister company, American Trust Escrow.

“I’ve loved this business from the first day I started as a receptionist back in 1993,” Ruiz said. “You meet new people every day, it’s constantly changing and it’s very demanding. Glen Oaks Escrow ensures we deliver the highest service standards by providing the latest in technology, industry reports and trend updates. Their care for clients and employees is exemplary.” Veto’s own work ethic does not go unnoticed by his clients who come back again and again for his attentive service, superb organization and troubleshooting skills. His escrow focus is primarily in residential including short sales and refinancing.

For rest and relaxation, you’ll find Veto on thin ice – the kind that requires a hockey stick and puck. He competes in an adult hockey league, and also enjoys spending time with his family.

Business Development

LAUREN GREER
P: 818.388.8338
lgreer@glenoaksescrow.com

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Lauren Greer is the business development representative for Glen Oaks Escrow in the San Fernando Valley and Conejo Valley.  Her job is to be out in the field building relationships with residential agents, commercial brokers, mortgage brokers and investors to see how Glen Oaks Escrow can help provide value to their business and the clients they represent.  As the liaison between the escrow officer and the client, Lauren makes sure that each file runs smoothly and that all parties are updated.  She is also a traveling notary which brings extra convenience to her clients when they are ready to fill out paperwork.

Lauren is a member of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors in the valley and serves on the Young Real Estate Professionals Board as well as the Commercial Investment Committee.  She is also the Director of Membership for the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and a member of Women’s Council of Realtors and the Asian Real Estate Association.  She is very involved with her community and makes sure to bring awareness to the public about the services Glen Oaks Escrow provides.

“This organization is a rare find in the escrow community because of the leadership’s dedication to innovation and delivering the highest levels of customer service. Connecting with real estate professionals and providing them with this valuable information is immensely gratifying.”

SARA LEHMANN
P: 818.359.5720
slehmann@glenoaksescrow.com

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An Escrow Officer with over a decade of industry experience, James Isham joined Glen Oaks Escrow in 2007. He grew up in Southern California surrounded by a vibrant real estate market and a family well-versed in the business.

“My mother has had a long and gratifying career as a Title Representative which spurred me to consider real estate as well,” James commented. “I chose escrow because I love the opportunity of helping people. “ James worked with several independent escrow companies before coming to Glen Oaks Escrow. “The experience here is truly different,” he said. “Our technology is state-of-the-art and management encourages personal growth all of which benefits our clients in greater responsiveness, faster turn times and exceptional customer service. It’s just worlds apart from any other escrow company.” James is a member of the Santa Clarita Escrow Association and provides escrow services for residential resale, refinance, short sales, REOs, and FSBOs.

A proud father who enjoys spending his free time with family, James also enjoys the occasional game of basketball with friends and colleagues.

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