Jennifer Ilana Tintenfass is a Partner in the firm's Real Estate Group who focuses her practice on representing lenders and developers in many aspects of real estate transactions, including real estate secured financings, term and construction loans, acquisitions, dispositions, joint venture development, and due diligence analysis.

With respect to lending work, Jennifer represents borrowers and lenders in connection with acquisition, construction, bridge/mezzanine, permanent, and affordable housing financings. Jennifer also has substantive experience in land use and zoning work in the City of Philadelphia, with a special emphasis on raw land and projects involving single- and multi-family housing, retail, and mixed-use developments. She has also successfully guided clients in working with federal, state, and local funding, grant programs, and entitlement processes.

Jennifer was named a 2020 Philadelphia Business Journal, Real Estate Dealmaker "Rising Star" and has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine for the last five years.

Client Experience

  • Banks

  • Developer-applicants in land use and zoning for projects in the City of Philadelphia
  • Franchisors

  • Joint venture investors

  • Private equity funds
  • Real estate developers and operators

Representative Matters

Represented a commercial bank in senior financing with low-income housing tax credits.

Represented a real estate developer in the acquisition of 115 acres of raw land in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.

Represented a newly-formed joint venture for the acquisition of a commercial condominium and parking condominium.

Handled land use and zoning matters including applications for a zoning variance, conditional use, permitted exceptions, and special-use applications. Presented applications under the neighborhood participation program to over 20 registered community organizations.

Represented a private equity fund in deploying $75M+ into real estate development projects in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Successfully completed civic design review on numerous occasions in Philadelphia County.

Drafted ordinances and worked with local and state legislators to establish entitlement rights for development projects.

Personal Insights

My Greatest Strengths
  • Finding creative solutions to real estate and business-related issues.

  • Embracing the full-service nature of Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld to help clients achieve success in their endeavors.

  • My positive attitude, determination, and willingness to go the extra mile.

  • I was recently honored as a 2020 Philadelphia Business Journal Real Estate Dealmaker "Rising Star."

  • I have been named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine.

  • I enjoy attending concerts and serve on the Chairman’s Council for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
  • I lived in New Orleans for 7 years and attend New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival every year.


Practice Focus
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  • Commercial Real Estate Financing

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

  • Development

  • Commercial Leasing


  • Real estate

  • Land use and zoning

  • Financing

  • Cannabis


Videos & Podcasts
  • Developing Real Estate in an Opportunity Zone
    Podcast, October 10, 2018

Community & Professional

Community & Professional
  • Chairman's Council for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Member
  • Board of Directors for Federation Housing Inc.
  • Regulatory Reform Commission for Philadelphia City Council, Real Estate Subcommittee Member
  • University of Pennsylvania - Alumni Board of Directors, Alumni Programming Committee, and Alumni Interviewer


J.D., cum laude With Distinction, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2012

B.A. cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 2009

  • Penn Alumni Award of Merit


  • Pennsylvania
    New Jersey


Best Lawyers in America: Ones To Watch, Corporate Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law, 2023

Philadelphia Business Journal, Real Estate Dealmaker, Rising Star, 2020

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Real Estate, 2016-Present

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