The Team at Chartwell

Craig M. Peskind and Steven L. Edelman, Managing Partners:
With over 60 years of combined escrow experience, Craig and Steve have taken a hands on approach to every aspect of the escrow process.Both have founded, owned and operated several multi-branch escrow companies.
They both have the unique advantage of having been on all sides of a real estate transaction.In addition to escrow, they have been partners in mortgage and residential real estate companies.
Each are current approved Department of Corporations escrow managers.
Craig is a past board member of the Escrow Agents Fidelity Corporation and has been a licensed real estate broker for over 25 years.

Jason Annotti, Escrow Officer

Jason has been an escrow officer for over 10 years, specializing in residential and commercial re-sales, 1031 exchanges, short sales, hard money and probate escrow transactions.Jason has a background in accounting, finance, business law, sales and marketing.Jason has extensively worked with and for developers and builders, overseeing and closing tract homes andapartment conversions.


Nate Thomas, Escrow Officer

Nate has been an escrow officer for over 13 years. He is a specialist in residential re-sales, short sales, refinance and REO bank owned transactions. He is experienced and knowledgeable in handling high end and high liability transactions from Los Angeles County all the way down to San Diego County. Nate prides himself in having established a loyal following of clientele, and would love the opportunity to earn your business.

Harlene Dunn, Escrow Officer

Harlene has an extensive background as an Escrow Officer spanning over the past 29 years. Harlene is committed to delivering the highest quality of service to her clients. Harlene handles all types of escrows including Residential, Commercial, Exchanges and Short Sales. Harlene's relationship with her clients and business associates over the past 29 years has given her a valued name in the Escrow Industry. Harlene's strengths include tackling the most challenging situations to accomplish a successful close of escrow. Harlene would love an opportunity to gain your trust.

Peter Jett, Escrow Officer



Rebecca N. Khara, Escrow Officer

Rebecca N. Khara has served the Pasadena escrow community for 16 years, she brings a significant base of knowledge and experience to her clients that cover a wide variety of escrow transactions including residential, short sales, probate, trust and commercial sales. Rebecca works long hours and puts herself at her clients convenience.


Christian Dempsey, Executive Marketing Representative

With nearly a decade of sales experience, Christian Dempsey has built a reputation helping real estate professionals optimize their business and reach the next level of success. Utilizing the latest in technology and offering the full range of services Chartwell escrow provides as the leading escrow company in Southern California, as Sales Executive for the San Fernando Valley, Christian is able to provide unsurpassed value for Agents and their clientele. Christian has earned a tremendous following with a reputation of going above and beyond to provide timely, comprehensive service and the ability to navigate past any obstacles that may arise during the escrow process.  Christian works with his clients every step of the way to ensure successful closings. Christian received his BA from San Diego State University.  He is an active member of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors Real Estate Technology Committee and the Young Real Estate Professional Committee.

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