Thomas J. Mulrenin – Retired

Thomas J. Mulrenin is a former member with more than forty years of experience in the field of real estate development.  Known by his clients and colleagues as “TJ”, Mr. Mulrenin began his legal career in 1980 as in-house counsel for Safeway Stores Inc., where he negotiated, documented and oversaw all Safeway real estate transactions in the eastern half of the United States.  From 1986 through 1992, Mr. Mulrenin served as General Counsel and Development Project Manager for Pence Friedel Developers, Inc., a national shopping center developer.

Since commencing private practice in 1992, Mr. Mulrenin has concentrated his practice in real estate development, leasing, finance, and general business counsel.  As the landscape of retail development has evolved, Mr. Mulrenin’s experience has expanded to include highly sophisticated mixed use projects, including those in an urban vertical environment and marina, hotel and celebration venue uses.

Mr. Mulrenin represents large regional real estate developers and commercial project owners who are industry leaders in creating innovative urban, suburban and marina projects.  Developers involved in the acquisition of land or redevelopment sites rely on his advice regarding financing, due diligence, entity formation, purchase contracts, and development agreements.   Mr. Mulrenin negotiates and documents construction and permanent loans, equity partner arrangements and private offerings.  Project owners rely on Mr. Mulrenin’s extensive leasing experience for preparation of form lease documents, reciprocal easement agreements and lease negotiations with anchor, in-line and outparcel tenants.

University of Maryland School of Law, 1980

  • With Honors

University of Maryland, 1975

  • B.A. in Government and Politics
  • Mulrenin & Associates, Founder, 1992-2015
  • Pence Friedel Developers, General Counsel and Development Project Manager
  • Safeway Stores, Inc., Eastern Regional Attorney, 1981-1986

Real Estate Leasing, Anne Arundel Community College, 2016

The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

$30,000,000 multi-phase entity structure, financing and development of The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Queenstown, MD.

Burlington Harbor Marina, LLC

Purchase of interest in Burlington Harbor Marina, LLC, including entity, management and financing documents relating to Burlington Harbor Marina, Burlington, VT.

Pastore’s Plaza

$3,000,000 sale of Pastore’s Plaza, Pasadena, Maryland.

108 Severn Avenue

$2,000,000 sale of office building located at 108 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD.

839 Bestgate Road

$7,200,000 purchase of office building located at 839 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, Maryland, representing purchaser, Glen Frost, Esquire.

Nabbs Creek Marina

Purchase and financing of Nabbs Creek Marina, Glen Burnie, MD by The Trident Marine Group, LLC.


Yacht Maintenance Marina

$4,000,000 purchase of Yacht Maintenance Marina, Cambridge, Maryland.

148 Unit Victoria Park Apartments

Sale of The Manor at Victoria Park 148 unit apartments, Temple Hills, MD, representing the Parks Companies.

7671 Quarterfield Road

$15,500,000 sale of office building located at 7671 Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie, MD, representing seller entity including Reliable Contracting Company, Inc.

The Trident Marine Group, LLC

Refinance of three marina properties owned by The Trident Marine Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD

Beltway Companies’ International Truck Dealerships

$6,000,000 purchase, restructure and refinance of ownership of four Beltway Companies’ International Truck dealerships.


Maryland State Bar Association

Anne Arundel Bar Association

International Council of Shopping Centers

Best Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2019-2020

Recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, the highest peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards

Recipient of the Maryland State Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award

Member of the Board of Directors, Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation

Interpreter and team leader with HELPS International Mission Trips to Guatemala