Manager - NCTS Chicago
Senior Commercial Escrow Officer
City of Industry
General Counsel of Lex Terrae
Houston, Energy Division
Paul Beever, Esq.
Manager - NCTS Los Angeles
President of Lex Terrae
UCC Insurance Administrator, San Diego
Manager - NCTS San Francisco
Commercial Escrow Officer
Bringing more than 25 years of commercial title industry experience, Greg joined Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) in 2016 as Senior Vice President, ORNTIC and Manager of the Chicago National Commercial Title Services (NCTS) operation.
With deep industry knowledge and a reputation for providing exceptional customer service, Greg leads a highly experienced and talented team of title, escrow and underwriting specialists in providing the transactional expertise required to close complex commercial transactions involving a wide range of industries across the country. In addition, he directs the operation’s national business development initiatives for expanding Old Republic’s national commercial footprint.
Prior to joining Old Republic Title, Greg held positions as senior national counsel and area manager of commercial divisions in Chicago and Indianapolis with another major national underwriter. Greg earned his Juris Doctorate from Hasting College of the Law in San Francisco, CA after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA.
Josette serves as Assistant Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and Senior Commercial Escrow Officer for National Commercial Title Services (NCTS). She joined Old Republic in 2014 after nearly a decade of overseeing all escrow transactions for a national commercial office of another major title insurer. With more than 30 years of combined title and escrow industry experience, she has an extensive background in closing multi-site, multi-state portfolios, high-liability transactions, defeasances and other complex and unique projects. Josette manages the NCTS City of Industry, CA operation and is responsible for conducting commercial closings across the United States.
Josette is a respected speaker and teacher on a variety of escrow subject areas relating to national commercial transactions. She has served as the President of the Southeast Escrow Association (SEA) and as a Director for the California Escrow Association (CEA). She is actively involved in the CEA and American Escrow Association (AEA).
Susan is Senior Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Lex Terrae National Title Services. In her role, Susan manages the Hoboken, NJ office of the National Commercial Title Services (NCTS) Division of ORNTIC.
Serving more than 25 years in the industry, Susan brings a wealth of transactional, legal and practical experience to her position. She is responsible for managing and coordinating national commercial transactions across the country, as well as shepherding complex title underwriting and escrow matters for large multi-site, multi-state portfolios and other high liability projects.
Susan is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Law and is a member of both the New Jersey State Bar Association and New York Bar Association.
As Senior Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and Commercial Counsel for National Commercial Title Services (NCTS), Lauren manages the National Energy Title Services Division which provides energy companies, commercial investors and financial institutions with specialized underwriting and closing services required for their transactions throughout the United States.
Previously serving as Associate General Counsel and Real Estate Project Counsel for national companies that invest in and develop utility scale solar farms, wind farms and gas-fired power plants, Lauren understands the unique title insurance and project management requirements of the energy industry.
Lauren is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the Dickinson School of Law. She has practiced law for over 20 years, including holding positions in several law firms in New York and Texas, where she represented developers and commercial clients. Lauren is a member of the Texas Bar Association is a requested speaker and presenter for various energy industry programs.
Paul is Senior Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and serves as an Underwriter and Commercial Closer in the National Commercial Title Services (NCTS) Las Vegas office. In his position, he also manages the NCTS Las Vegas operation and is responsible for directing the full scope of services necessary to close complex transactions for varied commercial industries across the United States.
With more than 40 years of experience in the title insurance business, Paul began his career in northern California as a title operations manager and underwriter. In 1985 he relocated to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area as an underwriter and commercial closer working for major national title insurers. In 2006 Paul returned to the West and relocated to Las Vegas. He joined Old Republic Title’s NCTS operation there in 2009.
Paul is respected for his deep technical knowledge, prowess with Excel and expertise in training and transaction process management. He is a member of the California Bar Association, and enjoys jogging, spending time with his grandchildren and dining at upscale buffets on the Las Vegas Strip.
Ray serves as Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and Manager of the National Commercial Title Services (NCTS) Los Angeles office. He is responsible for expanding Old Republic’s national footprint as a superior provider of commercial title services, with concentration in Los Angeles and the greater southern California area.
Ray joined Old Republic Title in 2016 bringing over 30 years of experience in the commercial title and escrow industry. His unique talents in business development, understanding commercial transactions and anticipating and proactively responding to the needs of customers have positioned the NCTS Los Angeles office as a recognized resource for title and settlement services within the industry.
Ray is a native of Los Angeles where he resides with his family. Known affectionately by many as “Coach”, Ray has given back to the local community and its football program by serving as head coach and liaison for over 14 years. He also served as an appointed Board of Directors member for the program for more than 6 years. Today in his free time, Ray enjoys cooking for his family, listening to podcasts, hiking and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Richard serves as Senior Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC), President, Lex Terrae National Title Services, and Manager of the National Commercial Title Services (NCTS) New York operation. His responsibilities include oversight of 2 additional NCTS offices in the Eastern region of the country, providing national underwriting support, and directing his offices’ national business development activities in support of expanding Old Republic’s business in the national commercial title insurance market.
With a respected career of more than 40 years in the title insurance industry, Richard has participated in the leadership and daily operations of large independent and national title companies. Joining Old Republic Title in conjunction with a 2002 Company merger, he concentrates his efforts and those of his teams on providing superior customer service in closing multi-site, multi-state portfolios, high-liability transactions, and other complex and unique projects in a variety of commercial segments across the United States. Richard is a member of many professional groups and associations.
With more than 45 years of title insurance industry experience, Mike Choy serves as Senior Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and Manager of the National Commercial Title Services (NCTS) San Diego operation. His responsibilities include oversight of 4 additional NCTS offices in the Western region of the country, providing national underwriting support, and directing the Company’s Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) insurance services.
Mike has a respected breadth of expertise gleaned from the title insurance professions that he has held over the course of his notable career with major regional and national title insurers. His roles have included those of branch manager; senior underwriting; local and regional operations management inclusive of closing and settlement services; UCC insurance services; title operations; and claims administration. Prior to joining Old Republic Title, Mike held the role of Manager and Senior Underwriter in the National Title Division of another major title insurance company where he also started a UCC Division.
Mike’s interests are travel, movies and golf, and he was previously a member of the California Land Title Association (CLTA) Education, Claims Awareness and Legislative Committees.
Stephen serves as Senior Vice President of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC), and Manager and Underwriter of the National Commercial Title Services (NCTS) San Francisco operation. Prior to joining Old Republic Title, Stephen was Senior Vice President for a national commercial division of another large national title insurance underwriter.
In his role, Stephen leads the San Francisco team in facilitating national commercial title and escrow transactions throughout the United States for apartment, retail, industrial, office and other industry sectors. The operation also includes a specialized service team that manages Small Balance Loan (SBL) transactions. Leveraging his extensive experience in national business development, commercial transaction management and underwriting, Stephen is focusing the NCTS team’s efforts around expanding Old Republic’s national commercial footprint through exceptional product quality and service delivery.
Stephen has more than 30 years of combined experience in sales, marketing and management, and is the recipient of the prestigious DPK Circle of Excellence Award, the Platinum Circle Sales Award and numerous honors in sales leadership. He is a member of NAIOP, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and actively supports Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). When not at work you can find him spending time with family and enjoying time outdoors four wheeling and camping.
Vanessa serves as the Manager of the National Commercial Title Services (NCTS) Seattle operation and is a Commercial Escrow Officer and Limited Practice Officer (LPO). With over 30 years of diverse experience in the real estate and title industries, Vanessa brings an extensive background in commercial transactions involving single-site and multi-site, multi-state improved and unimproved properties, new development and refinances. She has expertise in specialty transactions including timber land and religious institution projects, site purchases and leases for a global energy company, and the transfer of development rights for multi-industry and county government ventures. Working with Vanessa, Old Republic Title national customers enjoy the benefit of her broad knowledge and consistently outstanding service.
Prior to joining Old Republic, Vanessa most recently served in the title industry as an AVP, Escrow Operations Manager and Limited Practice Officer. In her free time, Vanessa enjoys high performance driving, reading, hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities.