The Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame honors the legacy of Stanford University and its alumni as well as faculty and student achievements in the broadly defined fields of real estate.

This year, Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) will induct Chip Conley (’82, MBA ’84), Strategic Advisor for Hospitality & Leadership at Airbnb and Susan Meaney (’82), Managing Director at Makena Capital Management into the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame. They will be honored on October 18 at an Induction Banquet in San Francisco at the de Young. Read more about Chip and Susan here.

Members of the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame from 2011-2017 include: Jim Buie (MBA '80), Daniel Neidich (MBA '74), Bob Burke ('64, JD '67), Sam Freshman ('54, JD '56), Fred Allen ('61), Peter Bedford ('60), Bob Lowe (MBA '64), Tad Taube ('53, MS '57), Bowen "Buzz" McCoy ('58), William Tooley ('56), Henry Segerstrom ('46, MBA '48), Malin Burnham ('49), Donald Koll ('55), and William Wilson III ('58).

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The Genesis of the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame

Over its 120-year history, Stanford has set a standard of excellence among educational institutions and has produced leaders in nearly every industry throughout the world. In the world of real estate in particular, Stanford has always been a leader, from its very foundation based upon a land grant from Leland Stanford to its presence in Northern California real estate to its wide array of alumni at the top of the real estate industry.

Given the illustrious history of Stanford alumni in the real estate industry, SPIRE has sought to find a meaningful and lasting way to honor the legacy of past industry luminaries and pioneers, as well as our living legends. Similarly, SPIRE has sought ways to distinguish the presence of the University within the world of real estate, given that there is not currently a formal program or school of real estate study at Stanford. After much thought and due deliberation, the Board of Directors of SPIRE adopted a plan to advance the formation of the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame to honor the legacy of the University and its alumni within the broadly defined fields of real estate. It seems fitting within the domain of real estate to establish a physical presence within a built environment to pay such tribute.

The Great Ones: Criteria for Selecting Honorees

  • Sustained positive impact upon the broadly defined world of real estate over multiple generations of professionals
  • Universal recognition as an icon of the industry
  • Demonstrable contributions to the Stanford community as a whole
  • Consistently bestowing distinction upon themselves, their companies and Stanford University by maintaining a standard of excellence and achievement
  • A commitment to enhancing the education and professional development of younger individuals involved in real estate
  • A focus on the development and the wellbeing of the of the community, both locally and globally
  • Dedication to innovation within their chosen fields

Candidates for the Hall of Fame may be nominated for consideration by a member of the SPIRE Board of Directors or Board of Governors. The Board of Directors may select between one and four individuals to enter the Hall of Fame in each annual Hall of Fame class.

Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

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The 2018 banquet is sold out.

Thursday
October 18
6:30PM
de Young Museum
San Francisco


Contact SPIRE to be added to the waitlist. Diane Perro, [email protected]

2018 Hall of Fame Sponsors

Makena Capital Management
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Hall of Fame Banquet 2017 Photos