Focus Forward - The State of the Housing Industry Today and Tomorrow

Sponsor(s):  Old Republic Relocation Services

housing industry. Attendees will learn about the current state of e-Closings and the many variations of non in-person signings that States are currently allowing. They will also hear what conditions are currently looking like for home appraisals and mortgage applications.

CE Credit (fees may apply):  CRP

The Speakers

Senior Vice President - Manager of Corporate Finance

Michael T. Tarpey
Old Republic Title

Michael T. Tarpey is Senior Vice President - Manager of Corporate Finance of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Holding Company, located in Minneapolis, MN. There he manages corporate investments, cash management, banking relationships, corporate insurance matters, claims accounting/reporting, travel & entertainment, facilities and payroll functions. He also advises on pension and welfare benefits.

After graduating with a B.S. in Accounting in 1993 from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, Tarpey moved to Chicago and joined Old Republic International’s Finance Department. He transferred to Old Republic National Title Insurance Company in September 1998. Since then he has served in a variety of progressively more demanding accounting and finance positions.

Michael is a member of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP).

First Vice President

Dan Marshall
Old Republic Title

Dan Marshall joined Old Republic in October, 2002 and currently holds the position of First Vice President of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Associate General Counsel for the Company’s National Services Division. In this position, he is responsible for providing legal and underwriting guidance, and assists in the compliance function for all of the divisions within the National Services Group.

With over 25 years in the industry, Dan is a former Prosecutor, Private Practitioner and Real Estate Consultant. Prior to joining the Company, he worked for several national underwriters in a variety of roles, including: Branch Manager, Commercial Closer, Production Counsel, Senior Underwriter and State Counsel. In these positions, Dan’s experience includes: residential and commercial underwriting and closings, multi-state underwriting, claims management and litigation, 1031 exchanges, and agency operations.


Brian P. Keating, CRP, GMS-T
Dwellworks, LLC

Brian joined Dwellworks in 2010 and has 25 years of account management and business development experience in the relocation industry. As the Director of Sales Integration, Brian is responsible for implementing change management strategies and processes along with the integration of internal systems and functional teams across all Dwellworks locations and lines of business. Staying close to his client-facing roots, Brian remains steadfast in his commitment to unrivaled customer experience, collaborating with the Dwellworks Account Management and Business Development teams to showcase technology offerings, on-board new clients. and promote streamlined communication and increased efficiency.

Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Bucknell University and has also earned his CRP and GMS-T designations from Worldwide ERC.

Brian lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and two children. He enjoys golf, cooking, travel, and binge-watching Netflix. Brian is an avid Cleveland sports fan and remains optimistic that each of his teams will bring a championship to "The Land" at some point in his lifetime. (1 down, 2 to go!)


Faye S. Hoxworth, CRP, GMS
Old Republic Relocation Services

Faye Hoxworth, CRP, GMS has more than 18 years of experience in the title, real estate and relocation industries. She serves as Strategic Operations Manager for Old Republic Relocation Services. Her responsibilities include business development and account management, as well as managing new initiatives and products to better serve Old Republic and its customers.

Faye is an integral part of the Relocation industry and has in-depth experience in preparing operations teams for additional business and internal growth. Her experience and involvement in many different facets of title and real estate, and her extensive knowledge of the relocation process, enable her to better manage every aspect of a relocation transaction to help ensure a quality customer experience.
Faye received the Certified Relocation Professional® (CRP) designation in 2005 and the Global Mobility Specialist® (GMS) designation in 2018. She is an active member of the Minnesota Employee Relocation Council (MERC) and is a board member of the Houston Relocation Professionals (HRP). In 2017, she was named as a Worldwide ERC® YP40 Committee Member and received a Meritorious Service Award from Worldwide ERC® in 2021.

Executive Director, Sales Strategy & National Client Relationship Mgt.

John Habanek, CRP, GMS

John joined Chase nearly 20 years ago as a mortgage banker, and quickly moved into leadership roles throughout the organization.

In late 2010, he was tapped to lead a small team of dedicated relocation bankers. He dove into Mobility headfirst and has remained active, building deep relationships and becoming an industry-recognized thought leader and speaker. John’s growth mindset and fierce dedication to a selfless culture of “you’re part of something larger than yourself” has contributed to Chase’s impressive growth and operational excellence in this space.

In 2015, he was promoted to Regional Sales Manager and after three successful years in business development, was asked to return to leadership in an Executive role as Head of Business Development for Chase Corporate Home Lending—with national oversight for all Corporate, RMC and Government entity relationships, as well as responsibility for leading a number of strategic initiatives.

John is married to the fabulous Teresa Fyffe and has a magnificent 15 year old daughter. He’s an avid reader, enjoys cycling, playing music with his wife, cooking and is a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.