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Senior Underwriter / Transaction Manager

Company: First American Financial
Location: Orlando
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Summary Join a team that puts its People First! As a member of First American's family of companies, National Commercial Services provides single-point service for simple to multi-property/multi-state national commercial real estate transactions. Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for six consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit www.careers.firstam.com. Job Summary This position will assume responsibility for coordinating, managing and underwriting national complex, high liability commercial real estate transactions ranging from single site to multi-site commercial real estate transactions. Identify issues and work with customers, attorneys and lenders to resolve title issues impacting title insurability prior to closing. Communicate with clients and third parties to obtain documentation to clear the Schedule B-I title requirements in accordance with internal and external policies and regulations. Utilizing underwriting standards and guidelines within delegated authority limits, the candidate will underwrite the issuance of title insurance and provide guidance in the performance of real estate settlement services. Essential Job Functions: * Title clearance and satisfaction of commitment Schedule B-I requirements * Resolution of title comments/objection letters * Reviewing title/survey comments and underwriting requests * Negotiation of endorsement/affirmative coverages with NCS Florida underwriters and local field offices * Prepare pro forma policies and endorsements, title affidavits, escrow agreements * Prepare quotes for pricing policy and endorsement premium * Assist with closing by assembling/reviewing closing documents and reviewing closing instruction letters * Summarizing and proposing underwriting coverages to Senior Division and Home Office Underwriters to obtain approval for complex and high liability transactions. Job Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with an emphasis in business management/administration, finance, or real estate and J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited law school and admission to actively practice law as a member in good standing in at least one state required. * Minimum of 7 years experience in a national commercial title and closing environment with a focus on closing transactions and resolving underwriting issues. * Proven knowledge and competency in the areas of title fulfillment, escrow/settlement procedures and title insurance principles and procedures as they relate to underwriting and closing national commercial real estate transactions. * Strong understanding of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of real estate law/practices, title insurance and settlement process. * General understanding of underwriting real estate transactions for the issuance of title insurance policies. * General knowledge of Federal and State regulations related to real estate title insurance and settlement services. * Ability to successfully manage high-liability single and multi-site commercial real estate transactions. * Proficiency in Excel with the willingness to embrace technology applications to achieve excellence in customer satisfaction. * Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work to successfully meet imposed deadlines. * Must possess detail orientation with proven ability to produce quality, error-free work. * Confidence and capability to work well under pressure and deadlines. * Superior customer service skills required. * Must possess professional written and verbal communication skills that would be respected by elite members of the legal communities around the country. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. * Must be organized and results-driven. * Must be professional and a team player. First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

Keywords: First American Financial, Orlando , Senior Underwriter / Transaction Manager, Executive , Orlando, Florida

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