Maureen H. Brown is the President and Chief Operating Officer for The Exeter Group of Companies, including The Exeter Group, LLC and Exeter 1031 Exchange Services, LLC headquartered in San Diego, California, Exeter Trust Company and Exeter Asset Services Corporation headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and their affiliate companies. Ms. Brown is one of the founders of The Exeter Group of Companies and has been with the company since its inception in 2004. She is based in The Exeter Group of Companies’ national corporate headquarters office in San Diego, California.
Maureen has been in the financial services industry, including title insurance, escrow and trust services, since 1974. She began specializing in real estate tax strategies in 2002 with a specialty emphasis in 1031 Exchanges, Title Holding Trusts (Land Trusts), Specialty Holding Escrows and Custody Accounts, all with an emphasis in non-traditional assets or alternative investments.
She is responsible for the management and oversight of day-to-day operations of the 1031 Exchange Services Group, including the administration of Forward, Reverse and Improvement (Construction or Build-To-Suit) and Foreign Property Tax-Deferred Exchange strategies, Specialty Holding Escrow and Custody Services Group, and Title Holding Trust (Land Trust) Services Group. She is also responsible for long-term strategic planning, workflow, system design and development for The Exeter Group of Companies.
Immediately prior to launching The Exeter Group of Companies Ms. Brown held the position of Assistant Vice President and National 1031 Exchange Administration Manager of TransUnion Exchange Corporation (formerly Diversified Exchange Corporation) and TransUnion Title Insurance Company (formerly Diversified Title Insurance Company) located in La Jolla, California. Prior to joining TransUnion Exchange Corporation and TransUnion Title Insurance Company, she served for eleven years with Chicago Title & Trust Company in their title and escrow operations for residential, commercial and builder services business segments, as well as systems development and training. Her professional experience includes 1031 Exchange, 121 Exclusions, title insurance and escrow services, trust company management, commercial banking, and human resource administration.
Maureen is involved with numerous professional organizations including the Federation of Exchange Accommodators, Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA), Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) for trust companies that specialize in non-traditional or alternative investments inside Self-Directed IRAs and Individual 401(k) Plans, California Escrow Association (CEA), San Diego County Escrow Association (CEA), North San Diego County Escrow Association (NSDCEA), NorCal Escrow, Escrow Association of Washington (EAW), Arizona State Escrow Association (“ASEA”), American Escrow Association (“AEA”) and Escrow Institute of California (EIC).