Robert W. Habich


Robert W. Habich

Location: Milwaukee

T: 414.225.1474

F: 414.278.3674

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Assistant: Mary Michalek

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  • Best Lawyers® in America - Construction Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law (2018-2023)
  • 2019 Leader in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star (2009-2010, 2012-2019)
  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Wisconsin Chapter, Wisconsin Rising Star of the Year – Associate Member (2012)


  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • B.B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison (Finance, Investment and Banking and a second major in Marketing)


Rob is a member and co-chair of Davis|Kuelthau’s Real Estate Team practicing in the Milwaukee office. With over 10 years of experience, he represents a wide range of businesses including, property developers, lenders, investors, landlords and tenants. His practice includes assisting clients with acquiring, developing, leasing, financing and selling a variety of retail, office, industrial and multi-family projects.

In addition to representing traditional lenders, Rob has been closely involved with Wisconsin’s growing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program, which allows building owners to finance energy-efficient improvements. Rob has represented both borrowers and financing providers in connection with PACE financing.

Rob also speaks on a variety of timely real estate topics and has authored numerous publications with the State Bar of Wisconsin and other trade journals.


Professional Activities

Member, State Bar of Wisconsin

Member, State Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Former Co-Chair of the Real Property Section, Milwaukee Bar Association

Community Involvement

President, CoRE Fund

President, Board Member, Member of Public Affairs Committee and Past Co-Chair of Developing Leaders Committee, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Wisconsin Chapter

Former Board Member, Milwaukee Forum

Former Member of Education Committee, United Way in Waukesha County

Former Associate Editor, Marquette Law Review

Published Articles / Presentations

Wisconsin PACE Financing Ready to Accelerate – E-Alert (2015)

Filling Your Financial Gaps: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing (2015)

State Bar of Wisconsin Webinar: Closing Issues (2012)

State Bar of Wisconsin Webinar: Listing Contracts (2011)

Commercial Real Estate Transactions in Wisconsin – Co-Author, State Bar of Wisconsin (2010)

Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Fall 2010 Conference Presentation: Moving Forward Together: How to Effectively Manage Landlord-Tenant Issues and Other Legal Pitfalls in the Senior Housing Arena (2010)

HUD Adopts New RESPA Regulations – Co-Author, The Real Estate Finance Journal (2009)

New Wisconsin Identity Theft and Real Estate Document Recording Laws, Wisconsin Lawyer (2006)