Board of Directors

Patrick Tooley (MBA '98) - Chairman

(“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 for investment and commercial development activities in Southern California. His experience includes advisory work for CalPERS and other pension investment funds. Patrick is a Board Member of SPIRE, a member of the SREC and a past Board Member of the Westside Urban Forum.

David Butler ('96) - President and Board Member

David is a Managing Partner at Argosy Real Estate Partners, a real estate opportunity fund manager with approximately $325 million of equity funds under management. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and has general management responsibilities for the firm's investment strategy, asset management, operations, and fundraising. Previously, he was Vice President and head of the San Francisco office for the real estate investment group of J.P. Morgan Investment Management.

Fred Allen ('61) - Board Member

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 prominent development and investment companies in connection with hundreds of successful major projects in California, Hawaii, throughout the country, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Michael Armstrong (MBA '09) - Board Member

Mike Armstrong is a Director in the GI Partners real estate group. He is responsible for co-heading the group’s technology real estate acquisitions effort. Mike is a member of the TechCore and DataCore Investment Committee.

Dan Broderick ('98) - Board Member

Dan Broderick is an executive in the commercial real estate industry with an impressive transactional track recordin excess of $8 billion from 60 transactions across four markets and four product types.

Anthony Clarke ('12, MS '12) - Board Member

Mr. Clarke is a vice president and commercial real estate portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office of PIMCO. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2014, he focused on real estate acquisitions throughout the United States at Walton Street Capital. He has five years of investment experience and holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in civil engineering from Stanford University.

Travis Duncan (MS '15, MBA '17) - Board Member

Travis is currently pursuing his MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business after receiving his MS from Stanford’s Sustainable Design and Construction program within the Civil Engineering Department. He previously worked in the estimating department of Rudolph and Sletten, a mid-size general contractor with offices throughout California. He graduated magna cum laude from Santa Clara University and was a graduate of the University’s Honors Program. Travis holds an E.I.T. certification and is a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C.

Scott Eschelman ('89) - Board Member

Scott Eschelman is a Partner at BUILD, a San Francisco residential development firm.

Raymond E. Flores Jr. (’86) – Board Member

Mr. Flores is a co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Calzada Capital Partners, a $7.5 billion private equity real estate firm with investments in the United States, Australia, French Polynesia, Mexico and Chile.  Prior to Calzada, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Properties of the Americas, the largest privately held industrial real estate company in Mexico.  Mr. Flores received a BA degree from Stanford University, a JD from the UCLA School of Law and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Tiffany Griego ('98, MBA '04) - Board Member

Tiffany Griego is Managing Director of Asset Management for Stanford Research Park.  She leads strategic planning, real estate development and asset management of Stanford University’s preeminent income-producing real estate asset, the Stanford Research Park, a 700-acre $7 billion submarket comprised of approximately 10 million square feet of commercial space.  During her tenure, Ms. Griego has produced more than a half billion dollars in income for Stanford University.  Ms. Griego was previously Vice President at IHP Capital Partners.

Chad Hagle ('98) - Co-Founder, Board Member

Mr. Hagle is a third-generation commercial developer with life-long experience. He is a Founding Board Member and the former 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. Prior to co-founding his first real estate venture with his former Stanford roommate Damon Dunn, Mr. Hagle worked as Chief Operating Officer of GetFit Technologies, a Silicon Valley start-up, and as a Venture Capital Associate with Windmere Venture Partners. Mr.

David L. Knowles ('77, MBA '79) - Board Member

David Knowles is a Managing Director with Stanfield Partners, a division of Chessiecap Securities, providing investment banking services to real estate technology and 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, David was with The Marcus & Millichap Company as Director of Financial Strategy where he was responsible for capital markets and strategic development activities.

Kyle Ladewig ('08) - Board Member

Kyle is the former Head of Product Strategy & Marketing for Ten-X Commercial, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace with over $40 billion sold. Prior to Ten-X, he founded Tech & Timber Consulting to help early-stage real estate technology companies develop sound strategies and build better products. Kyle began his career as an investment sales broker with Cornish & Carey Commercial in San Francisco, which later merged with Newmark Knight Frank.

Hanns Lee ('91) - Board Member

Hanns Lee has nearly twenty of experience in developing Class-A office buildings, office campuses and office-anchored mixed-use projects throughout Northern California.  Most recently, he served as the Irvine Company's top executive for the northern California region and continues to work with Irvine on strategic initiatives and acquisitions for all product types, including office, multifamily and retail.  Mr.

Stephen E. Roulac (PhD '78) - Board Member

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 investors concerning complex real estate transactions. With CPA, CMC, AICP certifications, Mr.

Carol S. Wyant ('61) - Board Member

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 program for a national preservation organization in the 90’s. Early into the 21st century Wyant co-founded and directed the Form-Based Codes Institute. An alternative to zoning, Form-Based Codes are the implementation tool for walkable, mixed-use urban design.

Andy Walburger - (’98) - Co-Founder, Board Member

Andy served as Executive Director of SPIRE for more than four years and transitioned back to the real estate private sector in early 2016. He is now working with TenX, formerly known as When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children at home in Newport Beach, California.

Sam Freshman ('54, JD '56) - Chairman Emeritus

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 at the Stanford Law and Business Schools, chairman of a bank, title company, and a theatre exhibitor. Author of books and over 20 published articles, Mr.

Patrick Orosco ('98) – Co-Founder, Board Member Emeritus

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, Patrick and his brother Chris (Stanford ’00), now joint venture many of their projects with Chad Hagle’s Aventine Development Corporation.