Adam Ballash

Development Manager

Responsibilities:Ballash directs all development and construction for Boyle Nashville, overseeing the day to day activities within the Development Department and reporting directly to Managing Partner, Phil Fawcett. Ballash’s team is responsible for the planning, design, entitlement, and execution of site and building improvements across Boyle’s mixed-use portfolio of properties. Additionally, Ballash works with the Boyle Executive Management team to analyze and secure new commercial, mixed-use and residential development opportunities.

Professional Record:Prior to joining Boyle in 2007, Ballash spent five years with a National Engineering and Consulting Firm where he was responsible for Project Management and Business Development activities with an emphasis in environmental engineering and compliance, as well as municipal planning and design. Additionally, Ballash spent two years with a large National Home Builder where he managed Land Development activities for their Nashville market. Ballash was responsible for delivering finished lots to a Homebuilding Division that built over 225 homes annually. This experience included the development of approximately 800 single-family residential lots. Since joining Boyle, Ballash has managed well over a billion dollars of construction, helping Boyle grows its Nashville portfolio to over 4 million square feet of mixed-use commercial space and over 1,800 residential units. In addition, Ballash has been instrumental in securing entitlements for a development pipeline that includes an additional 5 million square feet of mixed-use commercial space and over 2,800 residential units.

Education:Ballash has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Certificate of Emphasis in Environmental Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and a Juris Doctorate from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Additionally, Ballash has completed Graduate Course Work in the MBA and Master of Urban Planning – School of Urban and Public Affairs Programs from the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Louisville.

Professional Affiliations:Ballash is affiliated with the Urban Land Institute, the Home Builder’s Association of Middle Tennessee, The Order of the Engineer, and Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society. Ballash was a founding member of the ULI Nashville Executive Committee, was the founding Co-Chair of the ULI Nashville Young Leader’s Group, was a former Board Member of HBAMT (2006-2008), and is a current member of the Legislative Affairs Committee of HBAMT.

Civic and Community Involvement:Ballash served several terms on the Board for Harpeth Conservancy in Franklin, Tennessee, including time on the Executive Committee as Secretary. Ballash was appointed to the inaugural City of Franklin Sustainability Task Force, where he served as Co-Chair and as the Urban Design Chair. Ballash is a graduate of the Leadership Franklin Class of 2010. As a result of Leadership Franklin, Ballash started the Friends of Franklin Parks (FOFP) non-profit organization, which has become a leading philanthropic organization in Franklin, Tennessee, that exists to cultivate stewardship within our community to preserve our cultural and natural resources, enhance the park experience and expand its legacy for future generations. Following the founding of the FOFP organization Ballash has served as Vice President and President, and continues to serve on its Executive Committee. Finally, Ballash is a proud former member of the University of Kentucky Football Team.

Honors and Awards:Ballash was a member of the Brandeis School of Law National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University School of Law. Additionally, he received recognition as the Project Engineer for the 2003 Wisconsin ACEC Best of State Award for a Water Quality Assessment project in Kokomo, Indiana. While at Boyle, Ballash has been part of several award winning projects from NAIOP, ICSC, ULI and BOMA, including 2021 ICSC Global Design and Development Award and 2019 NAIOP Developer of the Year award for Nashville. More recently, in 2022 Ballash received recognition from Franklin Tomorrow for its annual Community Servant Leadership Award, for his dedication to land conservation in our community through leadership and advocacy with several organizations, including Friends of Franklin Parks.

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