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Senior National Underwriting Counsel

Altamonte Springs, FL
Full Time
04-19-2021
Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate Exp.: 5+ Years
Description:
About Our Team
Near North Title Group is a full service title and escrow company with over 30 years of experience in the real estate community. As one of the largest title agents in the Midwest, our continuous growth is driven by our entrepreneurial spirit and our passionate team of highly collaborative and diverse professionals.

If you are motivated by challenge and growth, and you want to have an impact on the business that is meaningful, then come join our team. This position can be fully remote, anywhere within in the United States.

Position Summary
Reporting directly to the President of Commercial Services, the Senior National Commercial Underwriting Counsel is responsible for directing all aspects of commercial transactions within the National, Local and Import lines of business. The individual in this role will manage transactions for efficient and successful closings from production through underwriting, clearance and escrow closing for single and multi-site commercial real estate transactions while providing customers and title and escrow staff with timely answers to title underwriting and escrow issues.

Responsibilities
  • Manage transactions for efficient and successful closings
  • Monitor/prioritize work tasks and timely assign work product for distribution to necessary teammates to ensure high individual and team productivity levels
  • Track commitment production by managing staff and production workflow
  • Initiate coverage requests with underwriters pursuant to correspondence with transaction parties, analyzing and presenting these requests to state and regional underwriting counsel
  • Determine available affirmative coverage in the form of policy endorsements; collaborate with local offices and NNTG staff underwriters to review ALTA/ASCM surveys and raise appropriate exceptions to title
  • Collect and review clearance documents to remove encumbrances and exceptions to title policy
  • Review organizational documents of corporations, LLCs, partnerships and trusts to confirm validity and mitigate potential authority issues
  • Coordinate preparation and revision of proforma Loan and Owner’s Policies and endorsements, as applicable and available pursuant to ALTA and jurisdictional requirements
  • Confirm property taxes, transfer taxes, transfer forms, mortgage taxes and withholding requirements for each transaction
  • Work with escrow officer to oversee closing and confirm clearance requirements have been met
  • Ensure recordability and insurability of transfer and financing instruments, record documents at closing, issue final title policies
  • Manage single and multi site portfolio transactions
  • Mentor and train colleagues, as necessary

Qualifications
  • Law degree; licensed to practice law and in good standing
  • 5 + years of commercial real estate title review as well as underwriting experience with a major national title insurer
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Well-rounded knowledge of commercial title principles and practices including, knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, title insurance regulations, and agency rules affecting the title industry
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong business writing abilities
  • Ability to adapt to technology systems and proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to competently and intelligently correspond with various client types including developers, lenders law firms, REITs, corporations, and high net worth individuals

Benefits:
  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSA)
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability - FREE
  • Basic life insurance - FREE
  • Additional voluntary life insurance options
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous PTO and holiday pay
  • Bonus Day of Service PTO Day
  • Access to company-owned ski condo in Beaver Creek, CO





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