Objective

Looking to partner with Law Firm, Title Agency or any other commercial real estate transaction service provider with established contacts and a service platform to leverage my extensive customer contacts and service capabilties.  Secondarily, I am interested in national real estate positions in mortgage servicing, real estate transactions or title insurance.

Summary

With 25+ years Fortune 500 legal counsel and executive management experience, developed specializations in commercial real estate transactions (leasing & asset acquisition), title insurance underwriting, real estate litigation and transaction services management. This professional experience is bolstered by the following personal attributes:

  • Visionary leadership style
  • Self-motivated achiever with exceptional collaborative techniques
  • Exceptional personal and professional ethics
  • Bottom line focus

Work History

Work History
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011

President

New Venture XCV, LLC

Investment vehicle for acquiring, managing and investing in distressed real estate assets.

2001 - Aug 2009

Sr Vice President

Managed four (4) national subsidiaries of this publicly traded company:

  • LandAmerica 1031 Exchange Services
  • LandAmerica UCC Insurance
  • LandAmerica Commercial Search Services
  • LandAmerica Commercial Lender Services

One of four (4) Sr Vice Presidents handling commerical real estate services for this national leader in commercial real estate transaction services.  Was one of the key architects of LandAmerica's commercial business strategy.  In 2007 $52 million revenue line, 47% op margin.  Direct operations in 26 states, 180 fte's. including 26 attorneys.

Was preparing to take on the 5th operation, LandAmerica Commercial Survey Services, when company filed for Chapter 11.  Wrote and executed business plans for all operations.  Had complete p/l and operational control.

Apr 1998 - Aug 2000

Vice President

Vice President, Director of National Commercial Title Services of flagship office in Houston headquarters.  Recruited by CEO Malcolm Morris to establish national commercial presence for the Houston based underwriter.

Feb 1994 - Apr 1998

Vice President

Managed three (3) state region for First American's National Commercial Services Division.  Started the first 1031 tax-deferred exchange company for First American in Ohio in 1994.  Moved First American to the clear leader in commercial title insurance and tax-deferred exchanges in Ohio.

Mar 1987 - Feb 1994

General Counsel

Guardian Title Insurance Company

Created and managed all commercial operations and underwriting for this Ohio based title insurance company.  Moved Guardian Title to the number one position in title insurance in NE Ohio.  Started the first tax-deferred exchange company in Ohio, GT Transfer & Exchange Corp. in 1991. 

Mar 1984 - Mar 1987

Sr. Real Estate Counsel

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co

Handled purchase, sale and leasehold transactions for Firestone MasterCare Auto Center. Also handled all real estate related litigation.  Re-wrote all leasehold, purchase & sale and related documents.

Education

Education

B.A.

Juris Doctor

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