Board of Directors

Patrick Tooley (MBA '98) - Chairman

Patrick founded and serves as Managing Partner of Tooley Interests, LLC (“TI”), a firm focused on the acquisition, development, and long term ownership of strategic real estate in Southern California’s coastal urban markets. 

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.

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.

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 Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO).

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.

Scott Eschelman ('89) - Board Member

Scott Eschelman is a Partner at BUILD:, a San Francisco residential development firm. Scott runs Capital Markets and Operations for BUILD, where he focuses on capitalizing BUILD’s projects, growing it’s LP investor base, and managing the company’s day to day operations.

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.

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.

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.

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

SREC Co-Founder & SPIRE Founding Board Member David Knowles is responsible for the dedicated team at Stanfield Partners and its capital formation, strategic partnership, and investing activities in real estate technology companies. 

Kyle Ladewig ('08) - Board Member

Kyle is a real estate entrepreneur and the former Head of Product Strategy & Marketing for Ten-X Commercial, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace with over $40 billion sold.

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.

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.

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.

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 Auction.com.

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.

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.