New York, NY – February 11, 2014 – First Nationwide Title Agency (“FNTA”), one of the nation’s leading full-service commercial real estate title insurance agencies, today announced that two seasoned underwriters, Ilya Soybelman and Timothy A. Bolles have come aboard to support the existing national and New York underwriting divisions.
“As the economy continues to recover and more and more commercial real estate acquisitions/dispositions are being transacted, the demand for our services has significantly risen,” said Steven Napolitano, president and CEO of FNTA. “Consequently, we are fortifying our ranks with experienced professionals in order to provide clients with the best underwriting experts in the business. We are delighted to welcome Ilya and Tim to the fold.”
Prior to joining FNTA, Mr. Soybelman was a commercial title officer with Fidelity National focusing on multi-site/multi-state portfolios. Before that, he was a commercial underwriter for First American Title Insurance Company, where he focused on commercial transactions nationally and escrow/settlement. He earned a BA in Economics from Stony Brook University, is currently working on his MBA from Bernard Baruch Zicklin School of Business, and among his professional affiliations are Young Jewish Professionals and National Notary Associations.
Mr. Bolles joins FNTA from First American Title Insurance Company, where he served as a commercial underwriter, focusing on multi-site/multi-state portfolios, energy related transactions and the issuance of title insurance policies nationally. Before that, he served as title company administrator and commercial underwriter for Pierce Atwood L.L.P, located in Portland, Maine, where he oversaw the title insurance needs of clients in northern New England. Prior to that, he was a paralegal and commercial underwriter with Hopkinson & Abbondanza, P.A. and Atlantic Title Company, in addition to acquiring banking experience as a mortgage loan processor with Maine Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Bolles earned his BA degree in Economics/Business from the University of Maine.