Meet The Commercial Title Team

Your Commercial Title Team

Melissa K. Page Boeshans

President - Commercial Title/ National Business Development

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Melissa K. Page Boeshans serves as president of commercial title and national business development for The Servion Group. She joined the company in 2016 to start our commercial title business and develop a national presence for both the commercial and residential title areas. 

Over the course of a career that spans more than 20 years, Melissa has gained extensive experience in managing high-volume, complex real estate transactions. Her expertise includes title endorsements, contract/document review, inter-workings of title/survey related matters, application of county/state regulations, statutory compliance, review and clearing of Schedule BII-related matters, legal research, chain of title determination, and much more.

Melissa's current role involves leadership of a team that serves clients around the United States. She and her team prioritize the creation of long-term, meaningful relationships with clients. Points of emphasis for the team include accountability, follow-through, professional responsibility, and overall efficiency.

Prior to joining Servion, Melissa held roles with local and national underwriters, law firms, and other independent agency title companies. She is also a trained Rule 114 mediator.

David Hillert

Senior Underwriting Counsel

Dave joined The Servion Group in November 2016 to help lead Commercial Title Services. He brings the perspective of 30 years’ experience in real estate law.

Dave consistently delivers the most well-reasoned, thorough synopsis on a matter to our clients. He has a vast knowledge in commercial title underwriting and has an extensive background in complex – large, multisite and multistate – commercial transactions. With our overall high attention to detail, a seasoned professional like Dave was a logical choice.

Dave, a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin. His previous posts include local and national underwriters, law firms, and other independent agency title companies. He brings a legal perspective and broad technical knowledge to both commercial and residential real estate transactions with a proven acumen for high-volume, complex real estate transactions.

Penny Benser

Commercial Construction Disbursing Coordinator

Penny joined The Servion Group in November 2016 to head up our Commercial Construction Disbursing Department. She has 5 years of experience in Commercial Construction and has a thorough understanding of the disbursement process.

With an acumen for projects large and small, Penny's experience working with lenders contributes to her knowledge of the construction draw process and budget management. She excels at educating and assisting our customers, lender personnel, general contractors, and vendors to ensure positive and efficient construction disbursements.

Her expertise extends to AIA documents, Sworn Construction Statements, Small Business Association Loans, and managing complex budgets. 

Gwen Graefe

Closing & Production Assistant Supervisor

Gwen joined The Servion Group in September 2016 to help coordinate and facilitate production for Commercial Title Services. She brings 8 years of experience surrounding commercial title to her position.

Gwen efficiently facilitates production and closing processes to ensure a seamless process from origination to closing. She has a diverse background working with and for abstracting companies, lenders, cities and counties with regard to obtaining all the necessary closing requirements.

Gwen has a Bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Jean Linnell

Commercial Title Production & Closing Assistant

Jean Linnell serves as a commercial title production and closing assistant for Servion Commercial Title. She joined the team in October 2018 to assist with production in our rapidly expanding national title group.

Jean’s career spans more than 30 years. Immediately prior to joining Servion, she spent five years in commercial real estate development as a broker’s assistant and operations manager, a role that helps her see title and closing from a client/broker’s perspective. 

Earlier in her career, Jean held several service-centric roles in which she built valuable skills including program administration, project management, process analysis and improvement, technical writing, corporate communications, marketing, and human resource management. Her diverse background and experience have equipped her with the tools to effectively and efficiently solve problems and help clients accomplish their goals, making her a valuable resource for our commercial title team. 

Jean holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities.

Cindy Monturiol

Underwriting Counsel / National Title Closer

Cindy joined The Servion Group in November 2018 as Commercial Underwriting Counsel and National Commercial Closer.  She is an attorney, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Certified Real Property Law Specialist, and has worked in the real estate law and title insurance industries for more than 20 years.

With a deep and broad background, she is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to transactional work and does what it takes to make your transaction a smooth and successful one, whether it is a small investment property or a large acquisition of multiple franchise-owned properties across several states. She excels at solving problems and creating solutions for unique situations.   

Cindy graduated from William Mitchell College of Law (J.D.) and University of St. Thomas (M.B.A).  She holds undergraduate degrees from the Universidad de Costa Rica (law) and the University of Minnesota (Linguistics and Spanish/Portuguese).

Carol Pusateri

Commercial Abstractor

Carol Pusateri joined Servion Commercial Title in 2018, bringing with her more than 30 years of industry experience. 

Over the course of her career, Carol has held roles with several national underwriters and independent agency title companies. She has extensive experience in both residential and commercial abstracting, along with recording of documents and final policies.

Carol’s service orientation, commitment to clients, and proven record of problem solving make her an excellent addition to the Servion team. Her attention to detail provides a solid foundation for due diligence, property ownership and investment, and property management.