Senior Commercial Title Examiner

First American Financial Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 months ago

Company Summary

Join our team! As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American Title Insurance Company (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889. First American Title's National Commercial Services division provides single-point service for simple to multi-property/multi-state national commercial real estate transactions. We believe that our people are the key to the company's continued success. Because our employees enable our future, we invest in theirs by supporting their careers and promoting their overall wellbeing. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 list for the third consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, visit

Job Summary

Search public records and examine titles to determine legal condition of primarily commercial or industrial property title. Copy or summarize recorded documents which affect the condition of title to the property. Works on assignments that are varied and complex requiring breadth and depth of experience with different types of properties. Acts as a resource to less experienced team members. Has increased knowledge of state requirements. Projects undertaken can be multi-million dollar commercial properties that may take days or even weeks to complete.

Essential Functions

  • Examines chain of title primarily for commercial/industrial properties but may expand into commercial and/or industrial

  • Performs title examination of complex title orders requiring a high level of title expertise

  • Abstracts and analyzes records, such as leases, subleases, acreage, liens, judgments, easements, vital statistics, and plot and map books. Determines ownership and legal restrictions and to verify legal description of property and completeness of records for examinations, including multi-site properties.

  • Writes title products based on the interpretation and application of procedural guidelines

  • Provides underwriting interpretation within established guidelines

  • May have customer contact

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

  • Strong detail / quality orientation

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Customer service orientation

  • Strong MS skill set

  • Knowledge of legal terms used in title documents

  • Able to read and decipher legal descriptions relating to title orders

Typical Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Typical Range of Experience

  • 6+ years directly related experience

License or Certification

  • Multiple state licenses (as required by state) in order to do business in a broad geographic area

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. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out

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Senior Commercial Title Examiner

First American Financial