Has worked on numerous complex single and multi-site transactions throughout the country
Immediate Past President of CREW Boston
Jill Sharif serves as VP, national business development for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company’s Boston National Commercial Services operation. Prior to joining the Boston NCS in 2021, she worked for a major underwriter where Jill was consistently recognized companywide as one of the highest performing members of the sales and escrow teams for commercial real estate transactions in the country. She has worked on numerous complex single and multi-site transactions throughout the country for all asset classes.
Locally, Sharif, along with many others, was honored with the CREW Boston Networking Award in 2018 for her contributions to the One Dalton project in Boston. She was named the 80th CREW Visionary in 2020, a recognition for charitable giving to advance the careers of women in commercial real estate.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Sharif as one of the Boston & New England 2021 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership.
A leading voice in the title insurance industry, Jill has participated on many industry panels, clarifying and expanding on title insurance, the application of UCC Insurance (EAGLE 9 UCC Insurance Policy for Lender’s and Buyer’s), Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and title insurance for real estate mezzanine transactions. She has also provided numerous presentations to companies that want a detailed look at UCC and other commercial transactions. She is the Immediate Past President of CREW Boston, one of the largest CREW Network chapters, refocusing and leading the organization through the height of the pandemic and is currently serving as the chair of CREW Boston’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. She is also a member of ICSC, NAIOP, REFA, and ULI (member of the URC Product Council).
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).