In Memoriam

Lou Cohen (’78)
Chairman of the Board, SPIRE

SPIRE is saddened by the death of its chairman Lou Cohen (’78). Lou played an instrumental role in building SPIRE and had done a stellar job as Chairman of the Board since assuming the role in 2016. He was a wonderful human being and a good friend. He will be missed.

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The Stanford Real Estate Council (SREC) is the premier, invitation-only group of 100 Stanford alumni executives operating at the highest level of the real estate industry.

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ASPIRE: the student arm of SPIRE, which provides a forum for future place-makers to develop their skills through on-campus workshops and speaker talks, through off-campus site visits and events, and through networking and career-placement opportunities.

inSPIRE: an on-campus initiative of students, alumni, and faculty with a mission to facilitate real estate innovation in the Stanford ecosystem.

Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame

The Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame honors the legacy of industry pioneers within the broadly defined fields of real estate as well the work of students and faculty at the University. Each year SPIRE inducts a new class of honorees and celebrates their achievements at a gala dinner.

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