About us

Greater LA Escrow is a full service, independent escrow company servicing the real estate community with over 100 years of combined experience. As a neutral party, our teams of professional and capable Escrow Officers pay close attention to detail to ensure each transaction closes efficiently and smoothly.
With offices conveniently located in Sherman Oaks, we are well positioned to service your escrow transactions. With the assistance of digital communication and mobile notary services we are able to service real estate transactions in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Our Escrow Officers and staff are fluent in the following languages:


Andrea Kawawaki
Andrea KawawakiEscrow Officer
Direct Line: (818) 643-3222
Fax: 818-337-2016

An industry expert since 1997, Andrea Kawawaki started her Escrow career in Riverside County. Currently, she serves as an Escrow Officer for GLAE’s Sherman Oaks branch. Specializing in commercial, subdivisions, reverse mortgages, 1031 exchanges, refinances and resales (including REOs, Probate Sales and Short Sales). Andrea provides her clients with exceptional customer service, with fast turn around times and speedy email responses.

Jessica Greengard
Jessica GreengardEscrow Officer / Branch Manager
Direct Line: (818)643-3223

Jessica serves as an Escrow Officer and Licensed Notary in the Sherman Oaks Office. Her unparalleled service and turnaround times will want you to use her for all your escrow transactions. She has been in the escrow industry since 2009. She specializes in resale, short sale, refinance (traditional and reverse mortgages) and foreclosures and brings a positive attitude to every transaction. Jessica continues her education by attending seminars at Southland Regional Association of Realtors and those held by our office.

Lisa Ruiz
Lisa RuizEscrow Officer
Direct Line: (818)643-3222

Lisa brings 27 years of escrow experience working on a wide range of transactions. She is exceptional at providing superior service and ensuring that each and every party involved is informed throughout the process. She takes the time to communicate and address all concerns and questions. Lisa is an Escrow Officer with the level of expertise required in today’s environment to ensure your transactions are being handled with professionalism, knowledge, service and a positive attitude.

“We have worked with Greater LA Escrow for the past 15 years. As we have grown and evolved, what I have valued most about our relationship is that Greater LA Escrow know us and our business.”