National Commercial Services-Chicago
20 South Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 641-7799
Fax: (866) 305-5020
Senior Vice President of ORNTIC,
Manager - NCS Chicago
Heather R. (Schuette) Bland
Vice President of ORNTIC,
Senior Underwriting Counsel
National Commercial Underwriter
Associate Commercial Counsel
Associate Underwriting Counsel
Vice President of ORNTIC,
Business Development 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 National Commercial Services (NCS) Chicago 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.
Heather R. Schuette is Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and Senior Underwriting Counsel for the National Commercial Services (NCS) operation in Chicago, Illinois. In her role she focuses on the underwriting of title insurance policy and endorsement coverages for complex single and multi-site commercial real estate transactions for properties located throughout the United States, participates in the training and development of junior underwriters and assists other senior-level underwriters with risk evaluation and resolution of complicated title issues.
Heather has over 18 years of experience in the title insurance industry, including underwriting and claims/litigation administration. Prior to joining Old Republic National Title, she spent over 14 years as commercial underwriting counsel for another major national title insurer. In addition to underwriting title insurance policies issued directly by the title insurer, Heather has also handled risk analysis and approval of high-liability policies issued by commercial title insurance agents located around the country, giving her unique insight and perspective into both sides of the title industry.
Heather is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. She is a member of the Title Counsel Committee and ALTA/NSPS Survey Work Group for the American Land Title Association, and an active participant of the Illinois Land Title Association and former member of its Board of Directors.
Jonathan is a Commercial Counsel for the National Commercial Services (NCS) Chicago operation, where he underwrites title insurance policy coverages for commercial real estate transactions including complex high-liability, multi-site, multi-state portfolios. In this role, he negotiates title policy and endorsement coverages in connection with the acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, refinancing and construction financing of a wide variety of commercial real property assets.
Jonathan serves as a resource for customers regarding all facets of title insurance, title curative and real estate settlement matters. In addition, he offers guidance to internal staff, leads department underwriting meetings and presents on a myriad of title insurance industry topics.
Prior to joining NCS in 2019, Jonathan acted as Underwriting Counsel and Title Department Manager of a Chicago-based title agency. Jonathan also practiced as an associate of a Chicago-based law firm representing national lenders and loan servicers in default litigation and related matters.
Dione is a National Commercial Underwriter for the Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) National Commercial Services (NCS) operation in Chicago, Illinois, where she underwrites multi-state, multi-site portfolio transactions, as well as complex single-asset transactions throughout the United States. In this role she negotiates title policy and endorsement coverages for commercial property acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing, refinancing and construction financing.
With more than 20 years of title insurance industry experience, Dione has developed deep expertise in several market segments in the process of guiding the real estate departments of Fortune 500 companies through restaurant franchise, multi-unit housing, healthcare, and shopping centers transactions. She has been awarded both the National Title Professional (NTP) designation from the American Land Title Association and the Ohio Land Title Professional (OLTP) designation from the Ohio Land Title Association. Dione is a transactional leader who advocates teamwork, positivity, and creating frameworks for solutions.
A licensed title agent in the state of Ohio, Dione is also a past president and member of the Ohio Land Title Association and serves on several committees for the American Land Title Association. Dione commits her spare time to serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations and as the percussionist and sound engineer for her band, which performs at nursing homes and non-profit organizations in the Columbus area.
Kevin Knoll is an Associate Commercial Counsel at the National Commercial Services (NCS) Chicago office. In his role, he underwrites title insurance policy coverages for commercial real estate transactions including complex high-liability, multi-site, multi-state portfolios involving a variety of property types.
Kevin graduated cum laude from UIC John Marshall Law School, and he is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. Kevin previously worked at a Chicago law firm focusing on business licensing and zoning related matters and has also served as a judicial extern in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
As a lifelong Chicagoan, Kevin enjoys playing 16-inch softball, rooting for Chicago sports teams, and volunteering at Misericordia Home, a not-for-profit center for persons with developmental disabilities.
Serving as an Associate Commercial Underwriter for the Chicago operation of National Commercial Services (NCS), Daniel Martinelli is responsible for providing underwriting assistance for complex single and multi-site commercial real estate transactions for properties located across the country.
Daniel has nearly a decade of experience of working with law firms and Fortune 500 companies with concentration in the real estate and loan servicing industries. In addition to being highly responsive and resourceful, Daniel is deeply committed to working closely with Old Republic customers to skillfully address title and settlement matters in order to ensure an outstanding closing experience.
Daniel earned his Juris Doctorate from New England Law in Boston and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Justice Studies from the University of New Hampshire. He is a sports enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his family in his free time.
Terry is Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) and Commercial Sales Representative for the National Commercial Services (NCS) Chicago office. He has been engaged in the national title insurance business for over 30 years. During that time, he has been involved in some of the largest and most sophisticated real estate transactions in the country. Terry has extensive experience in working with REIT’s, law firms, lenders, developers and investors in all segments of the commercial real estate business.
Terry has a degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern University. Terry is a past president of several organizations including the Chicago Real Estate Council, the Commerce Alumni Association at the University of Illinois and the Union League Club of Chicago. He resides in Park Ridge Illinois, has two daughters and four granddaughters.
Austin Wayne serves as a Business Development Officer for the National Commercial Services (NCS) Chicago operation. He works in close collaboration with the Chicago team of highly respected and responsive national underwriters, title and settlement professionals who can skillfully handle the multi-faceted requirements for commercial transactions spanning business segments and markets nationwide.
Austin is a member of the REAL Professionals Network. His sales and marketing experience, combined with his strong communication skills, high attention to detail, and positive and proactive disposition, make him an exceptional partner for Old Republic Title customers and NCS service delivery teams.
In his free time, Austin enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to new places, and is a sports enthusiast that loves to play volleyball, basketball, and golf. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management as well as a Master’s Degree in Health Administration.