Tom Dunbar handles the underwriting and closing of a variety of commercial real estate transactions in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. His work includes acquisitions, sales and refinances of shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, apartments and mixed-use development properties.

I pride myself on attention to detail, which is critical in title insurance underwriting. I aim to provide customers with prompt, courteous service with the goal that each closing will be a smooth business transaction.


Recent representative transactions include a $115 million refinance of a shopping center in Maryland, a $47 million refinance of an apartment complex in Alexandria, Virginia, a $52 million refinance of a hotel in Old Town Alexandria, a $100 million refinance of a mixed-use development project in the District of Columbia, and a multi-site acquisition of commercial properties in several Maryland counties. In addition, since 2006, Tom has been instrumental in all aspects of title insurance underwriting and closings related to the multi-billion dollar mixed-use development project known as The Wharf, which is revitalizing the District of Columbia’s Southwest Waterfront.

Prior to joining Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company in 2005, Tom was in private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia for nineteen years, concentrating almost exclusively on representation of developers and lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate development. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. H. Clyde Pearson, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, from 1985-1986.

Tom graduated from The College of William & Mary in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Government and earned his Juris Doctor degree from The Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1985. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Tom is an avid world traveler and has visited all seven continents. His most memorable vacation experiences have been a three-week journey to Antarctica, three safaris in Africa and photographing polar bears on the tundra in Canada.


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