ASPIRE is a student organization associated with the alumni club Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE).
ASPIRE serves as the go-to organization for students interested in real estate, place-making, and the built environment. It aims to span all departments and degree programs across campus, and to connect current students with SPIRE’s expansive alumni network. ASPIRE provides a forum for future place-makers to develop their skills through on-campus workshops and speaker talks, through off-campus site visits and events, and through networking and career-placement opportunities.
ASPIRE provides variable and responsive programming for a wide range of interests related to the built environment, so whether you you want to craft government policy to address the housing crisis and structural environmental sustainability, or you want to become the next big real estate tycoon, building the cities of tomorrow, ASPIRE is the club for you!
Our membership platform is free and flexible, in that registering will put you on our mailing list so that you can find out about relevant opportunities and entitle you to register for our events, but it entails no required meetings or obligations on your time. So please do register, and we hope to see you at an event soon.
Stanford Alumni Association Directory: students may sign up with a special offer and receive access to the Stanford Alumni Association's (SAA) extensive directory. Using the Advanced Search options, you can search for alumni in real estate using an expansive array of attributes, such as graduation year, degree, geography, industry, and even interest/skills. For example, you can search with ease for any alumni within California who graduated between 2000-2010 and who work within the "Real Estate - Finance" industry. Simply click the "Find an Alum" button in the header of any SAA page, and click the Advanced Search function to browse the attributes you wish to select.
Ryan Chan (MBA '20, JD '20)
Current JD/MBA interested in real estate investment opportunities in SF Bay Area.
Minh Nguyen ('20)
Minh Nguyen is an international student from Hanoi, Vietnam, and a member of the undergraduate class of 2020. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science and Engineering, a major that will prepare him to plan, design, and implement complex economic and technological management systems. Minh is interested in the impact of technology on real estate, the aesthetic aspect of space-making, and the green economic development to create a neighborhood both creative and friendly to the environment. On campus, Minh is currently involved in the International Undergraduate Community, Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students, and the Stanford Daily. In his free time, Minh enjoys reading classic literature regarding social issues from different periods of time.
Nicholas Pez ('21)
Nicholas was born and grew up in Lima, Peru and currently lives in Detroit, Michigan. He studies Economics and Urban Studies with a particular interest in real estate development and design around the world. Nicholas is also interested in entrepreneurship and economic development. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, flying airplanes, and designing buildings. Over the years, Nicholas has gained popularity by selling prints of his artwork and uploading his designs online. He has also published 32 3D models to Google Earth and achieved over 750,000 SketchUp portfolio downloads.
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