Tina R. Makoulian is the Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Real Estate Development and Transactions Group. She concentrates on complex real estate development, acquisition and disposition of commercial properties and commercial leasing.
Tina represents owners and developers of all property types. She has extensive experience with office, retail, and industrial leasing, on both the landlord and the tenant side. She frequently handles portfolio acquisitions and dispositions of stabilized assets, particularly in the office and multifamily areas. Her clients have included shopping center REITs, office REITs, real estate investment fund managers, manufacturing companies, national retailers, and developers of a variety of projects, including mixed-use projects and transit-oriented projects.
American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), Board of Governors
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Philadelphia Chapter, Past President
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Real Estate Institute Planning Team
Recognition & Accomplishments
Chambers USA, real estate law (Pennsylvania), 2006-2021
The Legal 500 US, real estate and construction - real estate, 2017-2020; real estate - real estate, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, 2009-2017, 2019-2022; "Lawyer of the Year," real estate (Philadelphia), 2021
Honored by Philly Power Women as a Leader in Commercial Real Estate, 2019
Tina frequently lectures on real estate issues and trends. She has given numerous presentations over the years to many groups, including the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, ACREL, the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, and CREW, in addition to in-house programs at the firm and for clients.
Board Memberships & Community Service
ACREL, Board of Governors and Executive Committee
Armenian Missionary Association of America, past board member
Community Design Collaborative, past board member
CREW Philadelphia, past board member
National CREW Network, past board member
Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1993)
Member, Villanova Law Review
Order of the Coif
University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1990)