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Timothy H. WatkinsTimothy H. Watkins

(202) 721-1139
Fax: (202) 263-0515

Washington DC
1999 K Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington DC
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Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1984, cum laude, Dean's List

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1980, cum laude, Dean’s List and Phi Beta Kappa
District of Columbia


Acquisitions and dispositions of office buildings, shopping centers, warehouses and raw land, joint ventures, real property secured and mezzanine loans, and like-kind exchanges are the focus of Tim Watkins' practice. Tim also handles all aspects of real estate agreements including joint venture agreements, leases, development agreements, property management agreements and listing agreements. Tim sits on the editorial board for the firm's retail blog, Retail Law Advisor and is a Director in the firm's Real Estate group.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of Federal Realty Investment Trust in connection with the formation of a joint venture and acquisition of a controlling interest in Montrose Crossing, a 357,000 square foot existing shopping center with an adjacent developable parcel in Maryland. The $127M purchase also involved an $80M loan from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.
  • Representation of purchaser of $200MM portfolio of office buildings in Reston, Virginia.
  • Representation of borrower in a $138MM securitized loan.
  • Representation of borrower in a $55MM acquisition loan.
  • Representation of investor in 7 parcel full block assemblage in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Representation of national REIT in purchase of a $100M shopping center in California.
  • Representation of investor in sale of $1BB office portfolio in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Representation of NFL team in connection with stadium construction financing for facility in Tempe, Arizona.
  • Representation of local and national REITs, corporate clients, developers, investors and lenders with respect to real estate matters.
  • Representation of REIT clients in portfolio acquisitions, formations of joint ventures and like-kind exchange transactions.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Fundraiser, Kageno Worldwide, Inc.
  • Fundraiser, Middleburg Humane Foundation
Awards and Recognition
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
num: 48
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Launches Retail Blog
blogEntries: Suburban Retailers Moving Into Urban Spaces, an ICSC Discussion
blogEntries: Will Landlords Get Sandwiched in Grocery Wars?
blogEntries: Landlord Considerations: Medical Marijuana Cultivation Centers and Dispensaries
blogEntries: Staying High and Dry: Considerations of Landlords and Tenants in Floods
blogEntries: Restaurant Paradox: Encouraging and Discouraging New Restaurants in Washington, D.C.
blogEntries: For Purveyors of Medical Marijuana, Siting Dispensaries Gets Easier in Massachusetts, and Federal Tax Concerns Begin to Settle
blogEntries: Happy 4th of July!
blogEntries: D.C.’s Living Wage Bill Puts Big Box Retail Development At Risk
blogEntries: D.C.’s Living Wage Bill Puts Big Box Retail Development At Risk
blogEntries: Debit Card Fees for Retailers May Soon Decrease
blogEntries: The Death of D.C.’s Living Wage Bill
blogEntries: Marijuana Centers: Will Growing Support Change the Federal Ban?
blogEntries: Retailers Face Major Backlash from Racism Claims
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Launches Climate Change Resilience Task Force
blogEntries: Medical Marijuana: The Latest Snapshot
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Names Timothy Watkins Director in Washington, DC Real Estate Group
blogEntries: What The Height Act Amendment Means for DC Rooftop Development
blogEntries: Tesla’s Retail Model Presents a Challenge for the Franchised Dealers Act
blogEntries: Amazon Breaks Into the Top 10 Retailer List
blogEntries: Adaptive Reuse: Boom or Bust?
publicationsArticles: "It's a Boy. And Two Girls," Real Estate Bisnow
blogEntries: Are Plastic Shopping Bags Being Sacked?
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Survey Explores Real Estate Industry’s Mixed Reaction on Climate Threats
blogEntries: Consumers Looking for Deliveries at the Speed of Light
blogEntries: The Pop-Up Regulatory Maze
blogEntries: Small Retailers Again Face Increased Health Insurance Costs
blogEntries: Coalition Loyalty Programs Spread to Retail Shopping In the U.S.
blogEntries: Summer Retail: Sales Tax Holidays, Pit Stops, and Where the Deals Are
blogEntries: Trends in Urban Grocery Store Development in Washington, D.C.
blogEntries: A Case of Caution: the Effect of Redevelopment on Existing Mall Leases
blogEntries: Happy Labor Day!
blogEntries: The War for Talent: It’s On
blogEntries: Black Friday? Not This Year.
blogEntries: Pushing Back on Just-in-Time Scheduling
blogEntries: Marijuana Retailers – Are Private Clubs an Answer to Prohibitions  on Public Use?
blogEntries: Sustainable Retail – Eco-Friendly Shopping at the Mall
blogEntries: Set Pickup Location: Uber Is Coming to Retail
blogEntries: Arriving Now: An Uber Alternative to Parking Validation
blogEntries: Retailers: Embrace Virtual Reality Now (But Also Be Careful)!
blogEntries: Paid Celebrity Endorsements in Social Media:  The FTC Is Watching
blogEntries: Mobile Payments: Exciting but Unknown
blogEntries: Moblie Payments: Exciting but Unknown
blogEntries: The Ascendency of Accessibility: Surge in Website Lawsuits Continues
blogEntries: Tip Pooling by Restaurant Owners-Remains in Flux
blogEntries: Retailers Grow Successfully by Introducing New Brands
blogEntries: Artificial Intelligence in Brick and Mortar Retail
blogEntries: A Changing Retail Streetscape: Rethinking Shopping Center Parking Lots
November 2014
Goulston & Storrs Survey Explores Real Estate Industry’s Mixed Reaction on Climate Threats
May 2014
Goulston & Storrs Names Timothy Watkins Director in Washington, DC Real Estate Group
February 2014
Goulston & Storrs Launches Climate Change Resilience Task Force
February 2012
Goulston & Storrs Launches Retail Blog
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