Tina R. Makoulian

Partner

makoulian@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8713
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

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, commercial leasing, and zoning and land use.

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, particularly in the multifamily area. In her land use work, she has assisted hospitals, universities, retail developers, and residential developers in obtaining all forms of zoning relief and subdivision and land development approvals. Her clients have included national retailers, a Major League Baseball team in the development of a new ballpark, and a developer who restored and converted a historic structure and constructed new facilities for use by an international hotel chain.

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), Fellow

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Philadelphia Chapter, Past President

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Real Estate Institute Planning Team

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, real estate law (Pennsylvania), 2006-2019

The Legal 500 US, real estate and construction - real estate, 2017-2019

The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, 2009-2017, 2019, 2020

Speaking Engagements

Tina has frequently lectured on real estate issues. Her most recent speaking engagements include:

Speaker, "Setting Ground Rules Before Litigation: Tips for Transactional Lawyers," Ballard Spahr CLE webinar, March 21, 2017

Panelist, "The Year in Review," PBI Real Estate Institute, Philadelphia, December 4, 2014

Moderator, "Cashing in on New Tangible Property Regulations," Ballard Spahr breakfast briefing, November 12, 2014

"Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Zoning and Code Compliance Standards for Multifamily Underwriting," presentation to PNC Real Estate Multifamily Agency Underwriters, November 4, 2014

"Drilling and Fracking: A Violation of Environmental Rights?" American College of Real Estate Lawyers 2014 Annual Meeting, Boston, October 18, 2014

Moderator, "Demystifying EB-5 Program Funds in Real Estate Development Finance," Ballard Spahr seminar, June 24, 2014

Panelist, "The Year in Review," PBI Real Estate Institute, Philadelphia, December 5, 2013

Panelist, "Beyond Zoning: Philadelphia's Other New Land Use Regulations," Ballard Spahr breakfast briefing, Philadelphia, October 15, 2013

Panelist, "The Year in Review," PBI Real Estate Institute, Philadelphia, December 5, 2012

Panelist, "The Top 10 Things You Should Know About the New Philadelphia Zoning Code," PBI Real Estate Institute, Philadelphia, December 5, 2012

"The New Zoning Code: Big Topics for the Higher Education Governmental Affairs Professional," GPCC's Higher Education Governmental Affairs Committee, September 28, 2012

Panelist, "The New Philadelphia Zoning Code: Uses, Overlay Districts, and Parking Standards and Controls," Ballard Spahr seminar, April 18, 2012

Panelist, "The New Philadelphia Zoning Code: Dimensional Standards, Reviewers and Approvals, and Civic Design Review," Ballard Spahr seminar, March 21, 2012

Moderator, "The New Philadelphia Zoning Code: As-of-Right Permits, Base Zoning Districts, and the Code's Structure," Ballard Spahr seminar, February 15, 2012

Panelist, "The Year in Review," PBI Real Estate Institute, Philadelphia, December 7, 2011

"How to Run Effective Committees," CREW Network Leadership Series webinar, October 19, 2011

Panelist, "The Year in Review," PBI's 14th Annual Real Estate Institute, Philadelphia, December 2, 2010

"Preparing for the Turnaround: Preserving Land-Use Entitlements in a Challenging Market," Ballard Spahr program, June 16, 2010

Planning Co-Chair and faculty member, "Commercial Real Estate Sales and Acquisitions: Due Diligence, Representations, and Warranties in Today's Commercial Real Estate World," ALI-ABA Webcast, June 2, 2010

Community Activities

Armenian Martyrs' Congregational Church, Endowment Fund Committee; former Trustee Chair

Board Memberships

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)

Languages

Armenian

Pennsylvania