First American Named as Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company

July 13, 2023

First American Financial Corp. was named a 2023 Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company.

The list honors organizations and businesses that demonstrate an inspiring commitment to encourage and develop innovation at all levels. This is the first time First American has been named to the Fast Company Best Workplaces for Innovators list and the company is the only title and settlement services provider to have ever achieved this recognition.

“It’s especially gratifying that our commitment to supporting innovation measures up to the leading innovators from across the global business community,” said Ken DeGiorgio, CEO of First American Financial. “The ongoing efforts of our people to bring more speed, certainty and simplicity to the process of buying and selling real estate are why First American has been at the forefront of real estate innovation for decades.”

Through First American’s data assets, digital platforms—including Endpoint and IgniteRE in residential real estate and ClarityFirst in commercial real estate—and venture investing, the company is driving growth and building value by improving the real estate transaction experience for all parties involved. First American’s patent portfolio houses more than 30 patents, including methods using AI and machine learning. The company pioneered the use of AI in property data extraction to help build the industry’s largest property and ownership dataset, which fuels automated title production. Leveraging First American’s patented data extraction technologies and machine learning capabilities, the company created CovenantGuard, which has demonstrated real progress in helping California counties address the painful relics of discrimination found in public land records.

 “Your organization and the others on this list represent the very best of business—workplaces that encourage innovation at all levels,” said Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Here, you’ll find workplaces of all sizes that share a passion for giving employees the freedom to explore creative ideas that benefit their businesses and their communities.”

Developed in collaboration with Accenture, the 2023 Best Workplaces for Innovators ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including entertainment, biotech, consumer packaged goods, marketing, education, healthcare and more. Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers collaborated to score nearly 1,000 submissions, and a panel of eight distinguished judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies. The 2023 awards feature workplaces from around the world.

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