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.
Minh Nguyen ('20)
Minh is a junior currently double majoring in Management Science & Engineering and English Literature. Born and raised in Hanoi, he witnessed the rapid development of Vietnam and was captivated by how urban landscapers mixed and matched vintage nostalgia with emerging industrial aesthetics. He is interested in the intersection of space making and the arts. In his free time, Minh enjoys reading books rotating between poetry and prose.
Diego Jasson ('22)
Diego is a second year undergraduate studying Economics and Computer Science. Diego is passionate about capital markets and international finance and is fascinated by the intersection of corporate finance and technology. This past summer Diego worked for Asia Pacific Land, an American real estate private equity firm, in their Munich office. A US-Spain dual citizen, Diego speaks four languages and enjoys traveling with friends.
Ryan Chan (MBA '20, JD '20)
Ryan Chan is a third year JD/MBA candidate. Prior to attending Stanford, he spent five years working in the technology industry as a product manager and project manager. He most recently worked in multi-family real estate investing with The Machete Group, where he was responsible for developing the firm’s investment thesis/strategy, underwriting, and performing due diligence. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Science.
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, investment, and design. Nicholas has been in the founding team of a real estate investment fund focused on Opportunity Zones and has also participated in the Bank of America Low Income Housing Challenge. He has also published 32 3D models to Google Earth and achieved over 1M SketchUp portfolio downloads. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and occasionally flying planes.
Bradford is an undergraduate at Stanford studying economics and computer science who first gained exposure to real estate through a network of professionals in New York. He is interested in corporate finance and has international experience working at a technology-focused venture capital studio based in Hong Kong.