Jill Sharif serves as Vice President, National Business Development for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company’s Boston National Commercial Services operation. Prior to joining the Boston NCS in 2021, she worked for a major underwriter where Jill was consistently recognized companywide as one of the highest performing members of the sales and escrow teams for commercial real estate transactions in the country. She has worked on numerous complex single and multi-site transactions throughout the country for all asset classes.
A leading voice in the title insurance industry, Jill has participated on many industry panels, clarifying and expanding on title insurance. In addition to title insurance, she is one of the leading experts on the application of UCC Insurance, Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and title insurance for real estate mezzanine transactions. Jill has also provided numerous CLE presentations to companies that want a detailed look at UCC and other commercial transactions and co-authored “Mitigating the Risk of a Loan Portfolio Acquisition with UCC Insurance" published in The Practical Real Estate Lawyer.
Jill was the president of CREW Boston in 2019-2020, one of the largest CREW Network chapters. During her time as president, Jill refocused and led the organization through the height of the pandemic and is currently serving as the chair of CREW Boston’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Task Force. In 2018, Jill was among the many participants honored with the CREW Boston Networking Award for her contributions to the One Dalton project in Boston. She was named the 80th CREW Visionary in 2020, a recognition for charitable giving to advance the careers of women in commercial real estate. In 2021, The Boston Real Estate Times honored Jill as one of 10 Outstanding Women Leaders in Boston commercial real estate. Also in 2021, she was recognized by the GlobeSt.com Women of Influence Awards as a Diversity Champion for her groundbreaking work with CREW Boston on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. She is also a member of ICSC, NAIOP, REFA, and ULI (member of the URC Product Council).
Jill is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and a member of the UConn Boston Leadership Committee. This group is tasked with increasing UConn’s visibility by building stronger networks among UConn alumni, supporting more jobs for UConn students in the Boston area, supporting philanthropy, and promoting corporate sponsorships and research.
Jill has been a member of the Heading Home Housewarming Committee for the past 3 years. This year, in place of Heading Home’s Housewarming event, teams of Boston leaders set out to raise $1 million for Heading Home. As a result, 200+ industry leaders raised over $2 million to help families exit homelessness. Jill was on the Wonder Women team (captains Leslie Cohen (Samuels) & Kristin Blount (Colliers)), which raised the 2nd highest amount for the campaign.
Jill resides in Sudbury, Massachusetts with her husband and twin daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, tennis and pickleball.