Boston National Commercial Services Press Releases

October 6, 2021
Boston, MA, October 6, 2021 – Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Jill Sharif as Vice President, National Business Development in their Boston National Commercial Services office. Prior to joining Commonwealth Boston, Jill worked for First American Title where Jill was consistently recognized companywide as one of the highest performing members of the sales and escrow teams for national commercial real estate transactions in all asset classes.
A leading voice in the Boston and national title insurance industry, Jill has participated on many industry panels, clarifying and expanding on the important role and benefit of title insurance. In addition to title insurance, Jill is one of the leading experts on the application of UCC Insurance and title insurance for mezzanine financed 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”, which was published in The Practical Real Estate Lawyer.
“Jill has a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience that enables her to effectively work with her customers to come up with solutions to even their most difficult transactions, fostering long-term relationships with her customers, and be a resource for them on any issue they may face,” said John Gunasti, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, NCS Manager and Vice President in the Boston office.  “Jill’s level of dedication and service is what we at Commonwealth Title always strive for, so we are thrilled to have her join our team.”
Jill was the president of CREW Boston in 2019-2020, one of the largest CREW Network chapters in the US. 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, Jill was recognized by the Women of Influence Awards as a Diversity Champion for her groundbreaking work with CREW Boston on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Jill is also a member of ICSC, NAIOP, REFA, and ULI (member of the URC Product Council).
About Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company
Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, National Commercial Services – Boston offers one-stop, full-service title and settlement services to commercial investors, developers, legal counsel, and lenders across North America.
Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company is a member of the Fidelity National Financial (FNF) family of companies and part of the nation’s largest group of title companies and title insurance underwriters. As a group, FNF underwriters issue more title insurance policies than any other company in the United States. Collectively, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and the FNF family of companies have the largest market share of any company in the U.S. title insurance industry, hold claims reserves more than twice that of any other company in the industry, and have the strongest financial position and ratings of all title insurance providers.