Kensington Vanguard Names Senior Underwriting Counsel

October 15, 2019

New York-based Kensington Vanguard National Land Services (KV) recently hired Donald Ende as senior underwriting counsel and executive vice president of its commercial division.

Ende joins KV from Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company where for the past 30 years he managed the company's commercial services operations.

"Don brings his vast industry knowledge, expertise and proven leadership skills to KV which will further elevate our already best-in-class underwriting team led by Kris Bellouny," said Jarett Fein, co-chief executive of KV. "Don has had an impressive and notable career in the title insurance industry. We're thrilled to have him join our team and know he'll be an integral part of KV's continued growth and success."

Prior to Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Ende worked for Ticor Title Guarantee Company where he started his career as an underwriting attorney and was named branch manager within a year of his arrival.

Ende helped build and manage the Ticor and Commonwealth offices and was the lead underwriter on some of their highest profile transactions including the $7 billion sale of eight midtown office buildings in conjunction with the Equity Office REIT reorganization and the $1.65 billion sale of numerous Con Edison assets.

"I moved to KV at this point in my career because I was looking for an environment with a collaborative culture and an institutional grade platform where I can add real value to the team," Ende said. "I had a number of opportunities, but it was clear from the start that this was the right place for me as KV is the most exciting, professional and fastest growing national title company in the industry today."

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