Board of Governors

Douglas D. Abbey is a founder of AMB Property Corporation and IHP Capital Partners.  Mr. Abbey has more than 30 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate investment and development.  He is a graduate of Amherst College and has a Master in City Planning degree from the...
Jim Buie is Executive Vice President and CEO for the West and Asia Pacific Regions of Hines, and is a member of the Hines Executive Committee.  Since joining Hines in 1980, Mr. Buie has been involved in the development and management of more than 60 million square feet of commercial real...
Chip Conley is founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre (JdV), California’s largest independent hotel company and what USA Today called “the most delightfully schizophrenic collection of hotels in America.” Today JdV consists of over 40 unique and award-winning hotels, restaurants and spas, 3,000...
Mr. Dunn is a Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University and currently serves as a director of Aventine Development Corporation. He accepted his position at Hoover after winning the Republican nomination  for Secretary of State of California in 2010. Mr. Dunn has extensive...
David Gottfried is the founder of the U.S. and World Green Building Councils - the foremost green building organizations in the world.  Today he is also Managing Director of Regenerative Ventures, the holding company for the Regenerative Network and WorldBuild Consulting.  Gottfried is...
Mr. Hamamoto is the Chairman of the Board of NorthStar Realty Finance (“NRF”) and has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the company since October 2004.  NRF is a public commercial real estate finance company headquartered in New York.  Mr. Hamamoto co-founded NorthStar...
Robert J. Lowe, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lowe Enterprises. Mr. Lowe is a Trustee and past-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Metropolitan YMCA; a Director and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Real Estate Roundtable; Trustee of Claremont...
Phil Mahoney is a leader of the Corporate and Institutional Services Group at Cornish & Carey, specializing in office, R&D and headquarters facilities. He began his career with Cornish & Carey in 1982 and by 1992 he was appointed to Senior Vice President and Manager of thea Santa Clara...
Michael 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 aspects of...
Buzz Mc Coy directed Morgan Stanley’s real estate finance activities for 13 years and its West Coast activities for five years. He was born in San Francisco and attended Stanford University, graduating with a degree in Economics.  He later went on to Harvard Business School, where he received...
Prior to joining Makena Capital, Susan Meaney was the Director of Real Estate and Real Assets Investments for the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she was responsible for the investment and oversight of the Foundation’s real assets portfolio.  While at the Foundation, she built...
Mark R. Kroll is the Principal and one of the Operating Officers of SARES REGIS Group and Regis Homes of Northern California.  SARES REGIS is an integrated real estate company with separate operating divisions that pursue commercial development, single-family development, land development,...
Dan Rosenfeld is 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 between public and private-sector service, working previously as Director of Real...
Ron Sturzenegger is a managing director and global head of Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Corporate & Investment Banking for Bank of America of Merrill Lynch, based in San Francisco.  Sturzenegger has served as head of the Real Estate and Lodging groups at Bank of America since 2001,...

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