USC Price School of Public Policy

John Loper

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Master of Real Estate Development

University of Southern California


Real estate development, real estate finance, urban and suburban development, master planned communities, urban design

Biographical sketch

John Loper is an Associate Professor of Real Estate (teaching) at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Associate Professor Loper has more than 25 years of real estate development experience and is currently the President of Palm Tree Communities Consulting Inc. He has extensive experience in multiple real estate sectors including retail, residential, master planned communities, mixed use, office, and hospitality.

He has taught in the USC’s Dollinger MRED program since 2012, and for two years led the Price School’s Learning to Excel Academically and Professionally (LEAP) capstone lab trip to Detroit, MI, providing real-world training for students interested in urban real estate development, urban revitalization, and private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Associate Professor Loper holds a master’s degree in real estate development and a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in real property development and management and additional studies in architecture and civil engineering from USC.