Board of Directors

Mr. Freshman is Board Chairman of Standard Management Company which performs real estate acquisitions, bridge finance, and property management. Active in real estate investment for 60 years as an attorney and investor. He has been an expert witness in real estate, legal matters, finance, lecturer...
Mr. Hagle is a third-generation commercial developer with life-long experience. He is a Founding Board Member and President of SPIRE, and he is CEO of Aventine Development. Mr. Hagle has developed retail projects across the country. He graduated from Stanford with degrees in Economics and Biology....
Patrick is co-founder of SPIRE and Vice President of its Board of Directors. Patrick is a Partner at The Orosco Group, a second generation real estate development firm that targets value-add acquisitions and retail developments throughout California. Through relationships built within SPIRE,...
Fred is one of the premier real estate and finance attorneys in America. He is a Founder and the Senior Partner of Allen Matkins, a full-service business and litigation law firm with 225 attorneys in five offices in California. For 40 years, he has been counsel to many of the nation’s most...
David is a Partner at Argosy Real Estate Partners, a real estate opportunity fund manager with approximately $300 MM of equity funds under management. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and oversees acquisitions, asset management, and fundraising. Previously, he was Vice President...
Louis S. Cohen is the international chair of Locke Lord’s Real Estate and Finance Department and a partner in the Firm’s Chicago office. His general transactional practice is international in scope and concentrated in capital markets transactional real estate matters, including cross-border...
David Knowles is a Managing Director with Chessiecap Securities providing investment banking services to institutional real estate owners. David was previously Senior Vice President at Raymond James focusing on C-level officers and directors of public and private real estate companies. Previously,...
Mr. Roulac has a long and distinguished career in real estate, consulting, business management, economic policy and management, public speaking, teaching, and writing. He is currently the CEO of the Roulac Global, a strategy and financial economics consulting firm that advises senior management and...
(“TI”), a firm focused on the acquisition, development, and long term ownership of strategic real estate in Southern California’s coastal urban markets. TI’s portfolio exceeds $150mm of assets owned. Prior to founding TI, Patrick was a Senior Vice President at Wilson Meany where he was responsible...
The Pathfinder Consulting corporate focus is urban and architectural design and historic preservation. President Wyant draws on her experience in commercial mixed-use development during the 80s, and leadership of a statewide historic preservation organization followed by inauguration of a new...

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