WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Mark Okamoto, a top producer in commercial and residential real estate, will assume the title of director of sales for Statewide Abstract in Westchester and the five boroughs.
Okamoto will be supervising and closing the title relationships that are an essential part of both residential and commercial real estate. He will also work with the mortgage companies, attorneys, and other real estate professionals so necessary to those transactions.
Okamoto’s background includes being a professional member of the PGA. He owned a shop called “Larry’s Golf.”
“Through my association with so many business people interested in playing golf, I met a great number of people in this area. This helped me immeasurably in my real estate business,” said Okamoto.
Okamoto’s family, wife Ayumi and 2-year-old daughter Mihoko, live in White Plains. Their parents still live in Japan. Okamoto has been in America for twenty-five years.
When Ken Meccia, president of Statewide Abstract, reached out to hire him, he had observed his behavior first in business networking then at title closings.
"I like to think of him as the master," said Meccia. "He has helped my staff open up doors all over through the people he knew as a top producer in a top real estate firm like our title firm. This is a relationship business with outstanding people in industry."
Statewide Abstract has been providing title insurance to the real estate industry for more than 30 years. Some of its insured properties are the Westchester Mall, Heritage Hills in Somers and Stewart International Airport.