Curriculum Vitae

DALE E. PUHL

4723 Visconti Way
Las Vegas, NV 89141

Phone: (702) 249-3940

Professional Summary

Real estate professional with 50 years of specialization, employment and management in areas of title insurance, escrow, contracts, real estate brokerage, property management, mortgage lending, HOA litigation specialist and real estate continuing education.

Core Qualifications

  • Technical title insurance expertise
  • Technical escrow expertise
  • Proficiency in all phases of real estate related matters
  • Real estate broker in Nevada for 42 years
  • Contract review
  • Foreclosure assessment and analysis
  • HOA board management expertise
  • HOA management litigaiton
  • Title and escrow policies and procedures development
  • Expert witness
  • Deposition and trial witness experience
  • Real estate educator
  • Certified mediator: real estate, escrow and contract disputes
  • Case assessment and analysis
  • Loan servicing assessment and analysis

Expert Witness Services

Litigation and consultation services for the real estate and legal industries including:

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Professional Experience

Licenses:

Wisconsin and Nevada (current): Real Estate Broker: Broker for Guardian Realty Group

Wisconsin, Michigan and Nevada: Escrow Agent

Wisconsin, Michigan and Nevada: Title Agent

Arizona: Escrow & Title Agent

Guardian Realty Group

June 1977 to current

Owner/Broker
Las Vegas, Nevada
Specialize in listing and sales of residential and commercial properties together with full service residential property management. Have prepared numerous Broker Price Opinions for residential and commercial properties in Arizona and Nevada including a 200 + acre parcel together with water rights.

Averis Property Management Las Vegas

June 2013 to 2015

Corporate Broker
Las Vegas, Nevada
Supervise all property management activities for agents, responsible for state license compliance and all trust accounting.

Sunstate Title Company

January 2005 to December 2008

Owner/President
Phoenix, Arizona
Purchased two title insurance/escrow companies. Closed two branch offices, opened four new offices, hired 43 employees and renegotiated headquarters lease. Negotiated a settlement with regulatory authorities that originated with the two companies that were purchased. Successfully closed several thousand escrow and title transactions.

Southwest Title Company

December 1992 to December 2008

Owner and CEO
Las Vegas, Nevada

Established and sole owner of independent escrow and loan service company. Merged escrow/loan service company into full service title insurance, escrow, loan service and foreclosure company. Planned and executed opening of 5 branch offices with 75 employees. Established policy and procedure manuals in all facets of company operations. Successfully processed thousands of escrow and title transactions and hundreds of foreclosure and loan service accounts.

Lawyers Title of Nevada

June 1988 to December 1991

President
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hired by a national title insurance firm to rescue from insolvency a branch escrow and title operation. Made significant reduction in staff and facilities to bring company into financial solvency. Hired and supervised performance of 55 new employees with effect of increasing market share from 1% to 6%. Resolved numerous litigations created by previous management. Increased gross revenues by 550% and net income by 700%.

Diversified Realty

December 1987 to June 1988

Partner and Manager
Las Vegas, Nevada

Supervised operations of residential and commercial real estate sales departments. Developed training manuals for salespersons. Developed policy and procedure manuals for company. Hired and terminated salespersons as required for financial success of the company.

Nevada Title Company

December 1979 to December 1987

Sr. Vice President and Manager Escrow and Marketing
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hired to manage the escrow operations of this very large (#1 in market share) title insurance and escrow company. Created policy and procedure manuals for all escrow employees. Supervised training of employees and performed regular audits of every escrow officer. Supervised opening of additional branch offices including negotiation of leases, staffing and equipping. In 1984 was appointed manager of marketing operations. Supervised daily activities of marketing staff, reviewed daily reports from salespersons. Personally developed business relationships with major customers. Represented company at numerous community organizations, industry related functions and underwriter related training.

Gallery of Homes

December 1979 to December 1987

Vice President and General Sales Manager (Broker/Sales Manager license)
Las Vegas, Nevada

Managed residential real estate operations for this very large real estate sales organization. Supervised 15 residential salespersons.

Developed training manual governing daily activities and expectations of residential sales agents. Personally processed listing and sales activities on numerous residential transactions.

Jack Matthews and Company
Commercial Real Estate Manager (Broker/Sales Manager license)

Chicago Title Insurance Company

December 1961 to December 1975

Vice President and Manager
Las Vegas, Nevada

Commenced title insurance and escrow career in December 1957 in Waukesha, Wisconsin as an abstractor searcher and draftsman. Subsequently I moved into a title searcher and branch manager position. In 1967 I transferred to the Milwaukee, Wisconsin operations as commercial escrow operations manager specializing in the closing of large HUD multi-family projects throughout the Midwest. In 1970 I was transferred to Detroit, Michigan as agency manager supervising the operations of 86 county agencies. In 1973 I was transferred to Las Vegas, Nevada as Vice President and Clark County manager supervising the escrow and title insurance operations for a large branch office of Chicago Title Insurance Company.

Summary
With a combined experience of over 50 years in the real estate industry I have reviewed and/or processed thousands of transactions wherein documentation for real estate sales, mortgage loan, appraisals and numerous ancillary documents were presented to verify that all documents fulfilled legal, statutory and contractual sufficiency.

Education

University of Wisconsin, Mercy College, University of Detroit and UNLV

Specialization in finance and real estate

Milwaukee, Detroit and Las Vegas

Professional Affiliations

Past President, Treasurer and 14 year Director Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR).
Past President Nevada Land Title Association (2 years).
Past Director and Education Chairman Nevada Association of Realtors.
Past National Chairman of Education and Resources, National Association of Realtors.
Past Secretary/Treasurer of Southern Nevada Mortgage Bankers Association.
Post-Secondary Licensed as Instructor of Continuing Education for Southern Nevada School of
Real Estate and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Current Parliamentarian for Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.
Current Parliamentarian for Nevada Association of Realtors.
Current Treasurer MLS Committee GLVAR
Certified Mediator

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Past President Host Lions Club of Las Vegas. Zone Chairman and Chairman of various committees of Multiple District 4-N of Lions International. 50 year member of Lions International.
Past President (2 terms) Community Lutheran Church. Campaign Director of $3 million and $6 million construction funding.
Member campaign finance committee for Attorney General of State of Nevada.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) representing abused and neglected children and Officer of Juvenile Court (appointed by Family Court), Clark County Nevada.
Past President (2 year) and 18 year Director of Opportunity Village Association for the training of mentally handicapped adults.
Past Trustee of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children (2 terms).
Vice President of Good Samaritan Lutheran Church.
President of Good Samaritan Church Academy
Member of building, and HR committees of Good Samaritan Lutheran Church
President Laurentia Home Owners Association

Recognitions and Achievements

First annual recipient of National Educator of the Year award from National Association of Realtors.
Two time recipient of Realtor of the Month award from Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR).
Recipient of Gene Nebeker Memorial Award from GLVAR recognizing high standards of professionalism in the real estate industry.
Honorary Lifetime member of GLVAR in recognition of commitment to the real estate industry and valuable service as Association President in 1988.
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Community Achievement Award for Real Estate and Land Development.
Lion of the Year Award from Las Vegas Host Lions Club.
Recipient of Key Man of the Year award from Wisconsin State Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Women’s Council of Realtors Super Star of the Year.
Recipient of National Association of Realtors professional designations of GRI and LTG.
Recipient of National Association of Realtors, Realtor Emeritus Award recognizing 40 years of service to NAR.
Certification as mediator by National Association of Realtors