Robert Lane

Robert Lane
  • Adjunct Professor of Real Estate

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    1400 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302

Overview

Robert Lane Jr.  is a shareholder and real estate attorney at Stevens & Lee in Philadelphia and is nationally recognized in all aspects of commercial real estate development, acquisitions and financing, with over 35 years of experience representing a wide variety of companies, large and small, in diverse industries, as well as major real estate developers, syndicators and REITs.

Mr. Lane has been teaching Real Estate Law  at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 2008. He also one of the hosts of Sirius XM Business Radio’s “The Real Estate Hour.” Bob also has been an active and visible leader in a broad variety of professional and civic organizations and is active in CoreNet, ICSC and the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Education:
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1977
Brown University, A.B., with Honors, 1973

Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania

Continue Reading

Teaching

Current Courses

  • LGST204 - Real Estate Law

    See Real Estate, REAL 204

    LGST204402 ( Syllabus )

  • LGST804 - Real Estate Law

    See Real Estate, REAL 804

    LGST804402

  • REAL204 - Real Estate Law

    This course examines the fundamentals of real estate finance and development from a legal and managerial perspective. The course serves as a foundation course for real estate majors and provides an introduction to real estate for other students. It attempts to develop skills in using legal concepts in a real estate transactional setting. The course will be of interest to students contemplating careers in accounting, real estate development, real estate finance, city planning, or banking. The main topics covered may include the following: land acquisition, finance; choice of entity; tax aspects; management (leasing, environmental); disposition of real property (sale of mortgaged property, foreclosures, wraparound mortgages, sale-leasebacks); and recent legal developments.

    REAL204402 ( Syllabus )

  • REAL804 - Real Estate Law

    This course examines the fundamentals of real estate finance and development from a legal perspective. The course serves as a foundation course for real estate majors and provides an introduction to real estate for other students. It attempts to develop skills in using legal concepts in a real estate transactional setting. The course will be of interest to students contemplating careers in accounting, real estate development, real estate finance, city planning, or banking. The main topics covered may include the following: land acquisition, finance; choice of entity; tax aspects; management (leasing, environmental); disposition of real property (sale of mortgaged property, foreclosures, wraparound mortgages, sale-leasebacks); and recent legal developments. Format: Although some of the material is presented by lecture, the instructor expects considerable class participation. Cross- listed with LGST 804.

    REAL804402 ( Syllabus )

Past Courses

  • LGST204 - REAL ESTATE LAW

    See Real Estate, REAL 204

  • LGST804 - REAL ESTATE LAW

    See Real Estate, REAL 804

  • REAL204 - REAL ESTATE LAW

    This course examines the fundamentals of real estate finance and development from a legal and managerial perspective. The course serves as a foundation course for real estate majors and provides an introduction to real estate for other students. It attempts to develop skills in using legal concepts in a real estate transactional setting. The course will be of interest to students contemplating careers in accounting, real estate development, real estate finance, city planning, or banking. The main topics covered may include the following: land acquisition, finance; choice of entity; tax aspects; management (leasing, environmental); disposition of real property (sale of mortgaged property, foreclosures, wraparound mortgages, sale-leasebacks); and recent legal developments.

  • REAL804 - REAL ESTATE LAW

    This course examines the fundamentals of real estate finance and development from a legal perspective. The course serves as a foundation course for real estate majors and provides an introduction to real estate for other students. It attempts to develop skills in using legal concepts in a real estate transactional setting. The course will be of interest to students contemplating careers in accounting, real estate development, real estate finance, city planning, or banking. The main topics covered may include the following: land acquisition, finance; choice of entity; tax aspects; management (leasing, environmental); disposition of real property (sale of mortgaged property, foreclosures, wraparound mortgages, sale-leasebacks); and recent legal developments. Format: Although some of the material is presented by lecture, the instructor expects considerable class participation. Cross- listed with LGST 804.

  • REAL899 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

    All independent studies must be arranged and approved by a Real Estate Department faculty member with the exception of the Annual Student Research Competition. Annual Student Research Seminar: This class meets in the Spring semester to analyze how to conduct research in the real estate market, where to find data; how to critique research; how to frame research questions; how to write a business research report; how to present a business research report. Topics are provided each year. For further information regarding the Annual Student Research Competition see the Real Estate department's website: http://real-estate.wharton.upenn.edu/

Knowledge@Wharton

America First? To the World, It’s Eighth

Global perceptions of the U.S. are getting significantly worse, notes the new Best Countries report from U.S. News & World Report, BAV Group and Wharton.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2018/02/20
Would Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Drive the U.S. Forward or Backward?

The Trump infrastructure plan could lift the federal debt or decrease it, depending on how it is financed. But it will surely need more private and state funding, experts say.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2018/02/20
How Modern Medicine Changed the Way People Die

Death has changed in modern times, with technology prolonging life and making dying a shareable event. But what has been gained and what has been lost along the way?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2018/02/19