Board of Governors

Mr. Abbey chairs the Investment Committee of Swift Real Estate Partners and is responsible for the firm’s portfolio management activities. Previously, he co-founded AMB Property Corporation (merged with Prologis in 2011) and IHP Capital Partners in. He has over 35 years of experience in all phases...
Jim Buie (MBA '80) is the CEO in charge of all development and operations in the West Region of the United States and the Asia Pacific Region. He is a member the Hines Executive Committee. Since joining Hines in 1980, Mr. Buie has been involved in all phases of the development process and...
Hotel guru. Armchair psychologist. Traveling philosopher. Author. Speaker. Teacher. Student. Chip Conley ('82, MBA '84) has lived out more than one calling in his lifetime. No one has led the development, creation, and management of more boutique hotels than Chip Conley, founder and former CEO...
Mr. Dunn ('98) is a former Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. He accepted his position at Hoover after winning the Republican nomination for Secretary of State of California in 2010. Mr. Dunn has extensive experience as a developer of commercial real estate, including...
David Gottfried ('82) is known as the father of the global green building movement: founding the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Councils (with GBCs in 100 countries). The GBC movement has likely reduced global warming and ecological footprint more than any other organizations...
Mr. Hamamoto ('81) is the Chairman of the Board of NorthStar Asset Management Group (“NSAM”) and NorthStar Realty Finance (“NRF”). He has served as Chief Executive Officer of NSAM since January 2014 and as Chief Executive Officer of NRF since October 2004. NSAM is a publicly traded leading global...
Bob Lowe (MBA '64) is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lowe Enterprises, a privately owned diversified national real estate company active in commercial, hospitality and residential property investment, development and management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm maintains...
Newmark Cornish & Carey Executive Managing Director Phil Mahoney ('81) is one of the most successful commercial real estate brokers in Northern California. He brings to his clients a unique understanding, perspective and awareness of the successful technology markets serving both the Boston...
Michael Matkins ('67) is a founding partner of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP and one of the country's leading lawyers in real estate development and finance.  For more than 30 years, he has advised institutional investors, lenders, property owners, and developers in all...
Buzz McCoy ('58) was a General Partner of Morgan Stanley where he developed and ran the commercial real estate finance unit for many years. In 2000 he was named a “20th Century Icon” in commercial real estate by National Real Estate Investor for his work integrating commercial real estate finance...
Susan Meaney is a Managing Director at Makena Capital Management where she is responsible for overseeing Makena’s Real Assets investments, including Real Estate and Natural Resources. She is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Makena Capital, Susan Meaney ('82) was...
Mr. Kroll (MS '75) is co-founder and Managing Director of Sares Regis Group of Northern California, LLC, and Regis Homes Bay Area, LLC. Combined with its affiliate Sares Regis Group, headquartered in Irvine, California, the firm has a portfolio of real estate properties and fee-based management...
Dan Rosenfeld ('75) is President of the George Crenshaw Development Company. Previously he was Senior Deputy to Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas focusing on economic development, land use, sustainability and transportation issues.  Mr. Rosenfeld has alternated in his career...
Sturzenegger ('82) is responsible for the bank’s efforts to provide solutions to customers in need of mortgage assistance; mortgage servicing portfolio strategy; the homes donation program; and the resolution of residential mortgage representation and warranties repurchase claims. ln his role...