Tina Makoulian

Tina R. Makoulian


Tina R. Makoulian concentrates on complex real estate development, acquisition and disposition of commercial properties and commercial leasing.

Tina is an experienced, strategic, and pragmatic real estate lawyer who represents owners, operators, investors, and developers of all property types. Her nationwide practice encompasses acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, and development in the multifamily, retail, office, mixed-use, industrial, and life science sectors. Tina collaborates with colleagues skilled in finance, tax, environmental law, and other areas to bring a holistic approach to real estate transactions. She provides her clients with thoughtful guidance and practical solutions through both relatively straightforward and highly complex real estate transactions. Clients rely on Tina's extensive experience and pragmatic approach to get the deal closed.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)

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), 2006-2023; real estate law (Philadelphia and Surrounds), 2022, 2024; real estate: finance (Pennsylvania), 2022-2024

The Legal 500 US, real estate finance - real estate, 2024; real estate and construction - real estate, 2017-2020; real estate - real estate, 2021, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, 2009-2017, 2019-2024; "Lawyer of the Year," real estate (Philadelphia), 2021

Connect CRE, Lawyers in Real Estate Award (National), 2023

Honored by Philly Power Women as a Leader in Commercial Real Estate, 2019

Speaking Engagements

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, Past Board of Governors and Executive Committee member

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)