Commercial Team

Michele Skupic, VP, Regional Sales

As a 36 year veteran (and counting!) of the title, the real estate industry, and the emerging world of alternative energy and sustainable development industries - I know how to get deals done!  I'm part of the vast network FNF family of companies and directly represent Chicago Title, one of the most respected title underwriters in the industry. 
Why choose Chicago Title as your partner?  Superior financial strength, deep experience and unlimited resources to close all types of commercial real estate and development transactions.  Title you can trust.
Why my Northern CA Commercial | Builder team in Sacramento? We're your "one stop shop" for any deal you have in or out of state. Whether you need property information, due diligence, 1031 exchange, compliance, mapping or DRE resources - if I can't help you directly -  I'll find someone who can.

Small or large, no deal is the same.  You want a title partner on your team that can help you find solutions to the unique challenges of each transaction.  And a partner who is willing to work with all parties to explore every option to get your deal closed on time every time.  That's me, my team and my company.   I bring experience, integrity and resources to the table that truly differentiates me from my competitors. 
So whether you specialize in office, retail, industrial, multi-family, residential or mixed use development, high rise, low rise, affordable housing, alternative energy, sustainable development, financing or just need someone with new ideas to support your goals - you only need to make one call and I look forward to working with you and your team.
If you are currently a customer of mine, I thank you and appreciate your endorsement!  If you are not, I encourage you to reach out to me. My guess is we'll find some synergies to continue the dialog. If not, we have made a new connection for future referrals.  Time well invested for both of us. 
Insuring the present...keeping an eye on the future. 
Lynette Rhodes, AVP, Commercial Escrow Officer

As a Commercial Escrow Officer with our Nor CA Commercial & Builder Division in Sacramento, I focus on providing exceptional service, resources and solutions to my real estate and lender clients. My goal is to exceed your expectations.

I am proud to be one of the “few” recognized experts and specialists in the commercial field in Northern California. I’m also very proud to have been associated with Chicago Title - the most financially sound title company in the industry - for the past 29 years. My expertise combined with the financial backing of Chicago Title gives my clients peace of mind with every transaction we close.

Together with our incredibly experienced and creative local and corporate underwriting teams we know how to get deals done. We handle all types of commercial investment, developer and finance transactions. And we have a vast national network to draw from for the additional resources you need for all levels of due diligence, 1031 exchanges, surveys, mapping, and BRE work.

I look forward to getting to know you, earn your trust and become an integral part of your team!

Trust your next escrow with our Chicago Title Commercial Team!


Natalie Dudding - Commercial Escrow Assistant

As Lynette's trusted assistant in our Nor CA Commercial Division, I am privileged to learn and grow with every transaction. And having Lynette as my mentor is an amazing opportunity. If you haven't worked with Lynette - you should! She's one of the top commercial escrow officers locally, and a highly respected expert within our company.

My background has been in residential escrow for the past 10 years. That experience created a strong base for my transition into commercial escrow. However working in the commercial division is a completely different experience. We love the "art of the deal" and the challenges that commercial transactions present to all parties involved.

We take great pride in working as a team to be proactive, creative and resourceful in every transaction to provide the insight and support our clients need to meet the challenges in each deal.

Often times we are under very tight deadlines to perform and close timely. Our attitude determines our altitude, so we also take great pride in our customer service in building strong partnerships with our clients in each and every transaction. Our goal is to minimize the stress levels and try to have a little fun in the process!

We appreciate your business and look forward to your next escrow!