NCTS Seattle

1111 Third Avenue
Suite 820
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: CALL (206) 268-6654

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  • Vanessa Morgan
    Vanessa Morgan

    Vice President of ORNTIC,

    Manager - NCTS Seattle,

    Commercial Escrow Officer


  • Karl Payne
    Karl Payne

    Business Development Officer



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.

Karl is a Business Development Officer for the Old Republic National Commercial Title Services (NCTS) Seattle operation. He is charged with expanding national commercial business with a concentration in Washington State and the broader Pacific Northwest.

With an early background in commercial building products, Karl began his career in the title and escrow industry as the Builder-Developer Manager with a national title company. In his nearly 20 years of sales experience he has served a wide range of commercial customers including attorneys, lenders, property owners, developers and many others. He is regarded for his outstanding customer service as well as his positive, high energy drive to be a resource and connector for all members of the transaction. Karl is an avid golfer and fisherman with a keen sense of humor and a love of Golden Retrievers.