Nancy L. Olah
Nancy L. Olah

Nancy L. Olah


“Clients value that I am a LEED Accredited Professional, with the ability to speak the same language as their design team.”


Nancy Olah has more than 30 years of real estate and transactional experience. Prior to joining Parker Poe, she worked in private practice and as in-house counsel for real estate developers and insurance companies.

Ms. Olah is a LEED® Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the Green Building Certification Institute. This accreditation is awarded to professionals demonstrating a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System.

Ms. Olah is also a licensed title insurance agent in South Carolina.

Experience Highlights

Ms. Olah's practice focuses on the following areas:

  • Commercial Development – Representing developers in the creation of commercial projects,  mixed-use developments, business and industrial parks, shopping centers, townhouse and condominium projects, hotels, conference centers, golf course communities and marinas; drafting and negotiating complex development agreements, construction management agreements, operating agreements and ground leases
  • Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act Compliance – Preparing Statements of Record for registering subdivisions under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA), and counseling developers on how to qualify for exemptions from registration
  • Sustainable Development – Advising developers seeking LEED certification for their commercial, mixed-use and condominium projects
  • Restrictive Covenants – Creating restrictive covenants and architectural control guidelines for multi-phase developments Establishing horizontal property regimes in South Carolina and condominium developments in North Carolina; advising developers regarding compliance with the North Carolina Planned Community Act
  • Commercial Leasing – Representing landlords and tenants in negotiating leases for office, retail and industrial properties
  • Commercial Lending – Serving as lender’s counsel on commercial acquisition, development and construction loans in North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Development Agreements – Drafting development agreements under the South Carolina Development Agreement Act, which vests property rights and protects against subsequently enacted local legislation that may impede the development of large, multi-phase projects

Representative Transactions

  • Created one of the first condo-hotels in South Carolina within a master planned community
  • Handled the formation of an air-rights condominium project that was projected to be LEED Gold
  • Coordinated the development of master planned communities with complex amenity and membership structures that also needed to be registered under ILSA
  • Drafted restrictions and coordinated legal aspects of planned community development based on traditional neighborhood design principles
  • Handled ILSA work for a major Seattle condominium project that was projected to be LEED Gold
  • Resolved title issues for condominium projects that were improperly formed
  • Drafted solar panel lease agreements and development agreements for renewable energy projects


  • 2013 Charlotte ATHENA Leadership Award


"Warm Calls Abound in CREW Network,", June 2011

Events & Speaking Engagements


"Warm Calls Abound in CREW Network,", June 2011


  • U. S. Green Building Council North Carolina State Chapter
    Board of Directors, 2013-2015
  • U. S. Green Building Council Charlotte Region Chapter
    Chair, Board of Directors, 2012-present; Director, 2011-present
  • U. S. Green Building Council
    National Member, 2012
  • CREW Foundation
    Trustee, 2008-2009
  • CREW Charlotte, Inc.
    President, 2005; Member, 1997-present
  • Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte
    Director, 2004-2009; Secretary 2006-08; Vice President, 2009
  • CREW Network
    Delegate, 2003-2004; Member, 1997-present
  • Charlotte


    Three Wells Fargo Center
    401 South Tryon Street
    Suite 3000
    Charlotte, NC 28202

    t 704.335.9506

    f 704.335.9781

Practices & Industries


  • University of Michigan
    JD, cum laude, 1978
  • Oberlin College
    BA, 1976


  • North Carolina, 1983
  • South Carolina, 1985
  • Ohio, 1979