External Advisory Board
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|Robert D. Lane, Jr., Esq.||Joseph A. Lukach, MBA, MSW|
|James L. McCabe, PhD||Judith Ellen Newman|
Mr. Lane is nationally recognized in all aspects of commercial real estate development, acquisitions and financing, with over 30 years of experience representing a wide variety of companies in diverse industries. Mr. Lane’s clients have included many Fortune 500 companies: national real estate companies; major healthcare institutions; large retail, hotel and restaurant chains; one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies; numerous financial institutions; and a Congressionally chartered, U.S. Government lending institution.
Mr. Lane has guided Fortune 100 companies in developing major corporate facilities throughout the U.S., and has led specialized facilities development in the media, retail and petroleum industries. He continues to lecture and write extensively on such subjects as commercial leasing, zoning and land use, boundary law, real estate taxation and real estate development.
Mr. Lane has been named a “Leading US Attorney” by Chambers and Partners in the real estate category of its 2003, 2004 and 2005 Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers directory. He has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from 2004 through 2010 - selected by his peers as among the top 5 percent of lawyers in the Commonwealth. In a 1999 Philadelphia magazine survey, Mr. Lane was recognized as one of the best real estate lawyers in Philadelphia. He has been an elected Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) since 1995.
An active and visible leader in a broad variety of professional, charitable and governmental organizations, Mr. Lane served as President of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation in 2005-2006, having previously served as President of the Philadelphia Bar Education Center. He formerly served as Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Real Property Section and its Committee on Zoning and Land Use. Mr. Lane has also served as President of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation’s (CPDC) Board of Directors since 2001 and is active in CoreNet, a networking association for corporate real estate professionals, the International Council for Shopping Centers (ICSC), as well the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as an adjunct professor.
Mr. Lane received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1977) and an A.B. with honors from Brown University (1973).
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lukach is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Ralson Center, replacing the late Thomas S. Rittenhouse. Its mission is to foster services, programs, education and research that address the health and quality of life of older adults. In this role, he is responsible for leadership of The Ralston Center, Ralston House, Ralston Network and Ralston Mercy-Douglas House.
Prior to The Ralston Center, Mr. Lukach has held a number of leadership positions at not-for-profit
health care related institutions including: Chief Executive Officer of The Center for
Mr. Lukach received an MBA from Temple University, an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Divinity from St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook, PA.
McCabe Capital Managers, Ltd.
Ms. Newman received her BA in Education (1964) from New York University and taught as an elementary education teacher in Warminster, PA, from 1964-1966. For 23 years she owned and operated Details, a Rittenhouse Square retail store specializing in personalized stationary, invitations and gifts. She sold the business in 2006.
In addition to her teaching and business career, Judy has volunteered for and served on the boards of a number of cultural, healthcare and civic organizations including:
Ms. Newman has a particular interest in aging and advancing cures for neurodegenerative diseases.