Awards and Rankings

Bart Mellits and Devon Beverly Honored With Philadelphia Business Journal Best Real Estate Dealmakers Awards

February 17, 2023

The Philadelphia Business Journal has recognized Ballard Spahr’s Bart I. Mellits as a Best Real Estate Dealmaker for 2022 and the firm’s Devon Beverly as a Rising Star in dealmaking.

The awards recognize individuals who drove high-impact deals and projects throughout Greater Philadelphia in 2022 – including lawyers, brokers, developers, and others. Mr. Mellits, a partner and former Chair of Ballard Spahr’s national Real Estate Department, and Ms. Beverly, an associate in the department, are the only private-practice attorneys to be honored this year.

They, along with their fellow honorees, will be recognized at an event on March 30 and featured in a special March 31 edition of the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Honorees were selected by an outside panel of judges from individuals nominated by the business community. To see the judging criteria, click here.

During nearly 40 years in practice, Mr. Mellits has helped guide many of the most notable real estate projects in Philadelphia and major projects throughout the country. His work in 2022 included leading the legal team for Parkway Corporation in a transaction to develop one of the most significant new office towers in Philadelphia in recent years. The building at 20th and Arch streets will be occupied by Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. The project made the Business Journal’s list of Best Real Estate Deals of 2022.

In 2022, Ms. Beverly’s broad real estate practice included work on redevelopment of a large, dilapidated industrial site into a major modern logistics hub, obtaining approvals for large commercial and multifamily buildings across the city, and assisting a client with entitlements to convert a historic mansion into an art museum.

Read more about all of the honorees in the Philadelphia Business Journal article.

For media inquiries, please contact Bill Shralow at 215.864.8195.

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