Julie Hirschfeld serves as Vice President & National Commercial Counsel for Chicago Title’s Chicago National Commercial Services (NCS) operation. Julie joined Chicago Title in 2005 as an underwriter in the National Title Operations department. She has been on numerous teams over the years and has enjoyed learning from and experiencing the variety of working styles of her colleagues. Julie enjoys the challenge of working on deals involving construction and is often the go-to for the construction disbursing department when they need underwriting assistance.
Julie closed the acquisition of a $105 million mixed-use apartment tower with over 300 units and then assisted as the construction disbursing department oversaw the construction draws thereafter. She also oversaw the short-term financing of a department store in the amount of $500 million and the $240 million refinancing of a major luxury hotel. In 2017 she began leading a team that services some of Chicago Title’s busiest customers and acts as the lead underwriter for numerous multisite transactions.
The customer might not always be right, but it is our job to educate them as to why they are not – and admit when we are wrong as well. I pride myself in providing the highest level of customer service regardless of the situation, and if I’m at my desk, I always pick up my phone!
Julie is often a resource for her technologically challenged colleagues and encourages the use of computer shortcuts so that everyone can be more efficient. The company awarded her the 2008 Chicago Title Circle of Excellence. Julie also created a basic title, survey and pro forma presentation that she has shared with law firm clients and colleagues, who then used it as the basis for their own presentations.
Julie is originally from Michigan where she received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 2001. She was on the dance team in college and still tries to take classes, when she can. Julie moved to Chicago to attend Loyola University Chicago School of Law and received her J.D. in 2004. She enjoys running, listening to music, reading and playing with her kids - two boys born in 2010 and 2012 and a daughter born in 2018.