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 Advance Search options, you can search for Alumni in real estate using an expansive array of attributes, such as 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 with in the "Real Estate - Finance" industry. Simply click the "Find an Alum" button in the header of any SAA page, and click the Advance Search function to browse the attributes you wish to select.
Moom Janyaprasert ('18)
Moom is currently studying Architectural Design at Stanford University. Before coming to the US, he won a full-ride King’s Scholarship awarded to top 9 students in Thailand to pursue undergraduate study abroad. Over his past summers, he has worked as an executive trainee for MQDC, a leading Thai developer behind The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, and Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. Additionally, he also interned with Parkmerced Development Team at Maximus Real Estate Partners in San Francisco. In his free time, Moom is eager to draw, run and travel.
Nikhil Aggarwal ('20)
Nikhil (’20) is an Economics major focused on strategy and decision theory. An Indiana native, he is interested most in making the field of real estate finance more accessible to the public. Outside of ASPIRE, Nikhil is a TA for Econ 50, involved with Stanford Consulting, and a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. In his spare time, Nikhil enjoys spontaneous trips to San Francisco, playing board games, and trying different food joints.
Marco Lorenzon ('20)
Marco Lorenzon (‘20) is an Economics major with an interest in finance and market design. He is interested in housing development in the Bay Area, and how technology can be applied to the real estate world to increase access in thick markets. On campus, Marco is involved with Stanford Consulting, Stanford Finance, and The Charles R. Blyth Fund. In his free time, Marco enjoys experimenting with food, playing tennis, skiing, and traveling.
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.
Will Vithayapalert (’20)
Will is currently planning to study Environmental Systems Engineering with an interest in urban design and mixed-use development. He’s striving to learn more about real estate development in not only technical aspects but also business perspectives. Will is also interested in how to incorporate innovative technologies in urban housing and transportation. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, dancing, skiing, traveling around nature and cultural places.
Terence Zhao ('19)
Terence Zhao ('19) is an Urban Studies major with a particular interest in urban housing policy and urban design. He is especially interested in leveraging policy as well as design and placemaking practices to build socially sustainable places and communities. Terence has sat on the Board of Directors of Stanford in Government (SIG), and also writes for the Stanford Daily. Over the past few years, he has done urban sustainability research with Disney and worked for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).
Anshu Kripilani (MS '19)
Anshu is currently pursuing a Master's in Sustainable Design & Construction Management (SDCM) at Stanford University. Before coming to the US she did her undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering in Mumbai. Growing up in a family of real estate developers, she has developed an innate interest and liking towards the real estate industry. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at real estate firms where she gained a holistic knowledge of the construction industry and honed her skills as a civil engineer. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring culinary pleasures of different regions. She also has a twin brother, too, and in the same SDCM program.
Anthony de Barros Ling (MBA '18)
Graduate School of Business Liaison
Anthony Ling is a MBA'18 candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he co-leads the GSB Real Estate Club. He is a Brazilian architect and urban planner and founded Caos Planejado, an online opinion publication on urban issues. He has recently published “Guia de Gestão Urbana”, an urban policy guide for Brazilian cities.
Yingqi Wang (MS '18)
Department of Engineering Liaison
Yingqi Wang is the engineering student liaison of SPIRE and a board member of ASPIRE. Yingqi studied construction management in Tsinghua University (China) before he became a M.S. student in Sustainable Design & Construction Program in the CEE department. His major focus is construction management but with huge interest in both construction and real estate, Yingqi enjoys learning about every phase of a building/infrastructure’s lifecycle, such as pre-construction, project controls and real estate investment/development. In his free time, Yingqi enjoys reading and basketball. He welcomes anyone who is interested in real estate/construction or simply wants to make friends.
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Jason Lopata ('17)
Jason Lopata is a member of the undergraduate Class of 2017 whose course of study focuses on the interplay between economic and political forces and their historical impact on the built environment. Jason is enthusiastic about the real estate industry, especially by the sorts of mixed-use, large-scale developments that can be described as 'creating a whole greater than the sum of their parts.' Over the past few summers, Jason has worked with the land-use consultancy Craig Lawson & Co. and on the Business Team of Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, in addition to completing a business education program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. On-campus, Jason is currently writing an honors thesis on LA development patterns over the past 20 years, and he has completed graduate-level courses on real estate investment and infrastructure development. Previously, Jason studied abroad at the University of Oxford and served on the leadership boards of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, the Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES), and the Society for International Affairs at Stanford (SIAS). In his free time, Jason is eager to travel and to explore cities closer to home, as well as to read history, play tennis, or go hiking, skiing, or bicycling.
Email Address: [email protected]