Who is 1845 Title?
Founded by a group of title professionals with more than 100 years of collective experience, 1845 Title is a locally owned and operated title agency headquartered in Houston, Texas, named after the year that the Republic of Texas was annexed to the United States of America, becoming the 28th U.S. state.
Our dedicated team of Escrow professionals are passionate about providing quality service to all parties in the real estate transaction - both residential and commercial. We work in unison with real estate professionals, lenders, and industry experts. We strive to deliver the best service to ensure each client walks away with confidence in their transaction.
Sarah Blackburn, CEO
Sarah is a recognized leader in the title insurance and real estate industries with a history of building successful operations in many geographical locations. Her entrepreneurial experience across multiple title company partnerships, combined with her legal background, has provided development of superior skills. Her expertise in operations management, escrow, real estate financing for both residential and commercial sectors, and legal issues surrounding real estate and business transactions has broadened her scope of influence. She has created a platform capable of supporting the real estate transaction across multiple states. Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Abilene Christian University and went on to complete a Doctor of Jurisprudence at Texas Tech University.
Michael Neary Jr.
CFO | CIO | Executive Vice President
Michael Neary, Jr. has over fifteen years of investment and real estate development experience. Neary is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with degrees in both Economics with Finance Applications and Real Estate Finance. Neary began his finance career in New York with Goldman Sachs, before joining Bear Stearns’ residential mortgage finance team.
In 2009 Neary received his MBA from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, and joined Q Investments, a diversified investment firm in Fort Worth, Texas. He provided research and analysis across many disciplines, including Credit, Trading and Aviation Leasing. In addition Neary collaborated with the risk and financial control departments, overseeing treasury management and repo trading. In 2011 Neary returned to Dallas to join Dimension Companies, managing significant development projects, including data centers, mixed-use residential opportunities and land-developments, with an aggregate value in excess of $200MM.
Neary also served as President of Sentinel Title Company, Ltd., an affiliate of Dimension, and was responsible for all facets of the operations, including sales and marketing, escrow operations, as well as financial and regulatory compliance.
900 S. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746