Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame Inductees
Ed Friedrichs (’65)
Gensler, President & CEO (former)
Ed Friedrichs, a California native, completed his undergraduate degree in pre-architecture at Stanford University in 1965 and received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. He joined Gensler (now the largest and most respected architecture, design and planning firm in the world) in San Francisco in 1969, opening the firm’s Los Angeles office in 1976. During his tenure at Gensler he established the firm’s successful practice areas in entertainment, transportation, urban and master planning and strategic facility consulting. In 1995 he was appointed President and, in 2000, Chief Executive Officer of the firm, leading its development as one of the most successful and influential design firms in the world. Ed had responsibility for the firm’s strategic development efforts as well as business operations in 24 Gensler offices around the world.
As President & CEO, Ed helped transform Gensler’s offices into a seamless platform for global delivery. He co-created the firm’s management structure, an Executive Council comprised of the next generation of leadership. In addition to mentoring this core leadership team, Ed led the integration of the four components of the Gensler community, offices, practice areas, design and delivery teams, and firm wide supporting resources to harness their full power to deliver high value to the firm’s clients.
He formed Friedrichs Group, LLC in 2003 to pursue his interest in guiding the development of high performance organizations and places, focusing on strategy, culture and values, organizational issues, sales and marketing design.
Ed teaches and motivates using real-life examples. He applies core business and architectural skills to a wide range of organizational and project related issues. Ed adheres to an ego-neutral approach, helping to develop collaborative teams based on integrity and mutual respect. A highly sought after speaker, he educates and inspires audiences by connecting them with trends impacting their businesses, using the lessons of the design process to build highly effective organizations and places. His book, Long-Cycle Strategies for a Short-Cycle World, describes his strategies for the creative enterprise. He continues to write, sharing his ideas through his blog, www.edfriedrichs.com
He is well respected for his leadership and contributions to the design profession. He has served on the Executive Council of the Large Firm Roundtables for both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and is one of a very few people in the profession to have been recognized for his leadership as a “Fellow” in both professional societies.
Ed will be recognized in 2019 for his role in the real estate profession by SPIRE (Stanford Professionals In Real Estate). Projects for which Ed has had a leadership role include: The Wilshire Palisades Building in Santa Monica, the renovation of the Beverly Hills Hotel, John Wayne Airport, Terminal 5 at LAX for Delta Airlines, the Koll Center Irvine and the Columbia Pictures Headquarters in Burbank.
Since moving to Reno in late 2014 he has been spending the bulk of his time as a development partner on the West 2nd District, led by the Don J Clark group, to redevelop a large section of the west side of downtown Reno (www.west2nddistrict.com). He also serves on the board of Secondo Vita, the holding company for West 2nd District.
Ed is a member of the Board of Miyamoto International, a multi-office, international structural engineering firm noted for their advanced “Performance Based Engineering” practice, which is instrumental in achieving seismically resilient buildings in high seismic zones.
He is an advisor to the board of Glumac, a mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firm known for its advanced sustainable design practices, and has become active in the community as a mentor to startup companies through Summit VMS, a part of the Economic Development Authority of Northern Nevada (EDAWN).
W. David Carey III (’77)
Dr. Richard R. Kelley ('55)
Multi-Generation Hospitality Entrepreneurs
Outrigger Enterprises Group, Owners (former)
David Carey is presently the managing partner of an investment fund and is working on various real estate and other investment projects. He previously was the President and CEO of the Outrigger Enterprises Group, a Hawaii based full-service lodging and hospitality company that owned, managed or had under development more than 35 hotels and resort condominiums representing over 8,000 lodging units in Hawaii, South East Asia, Guam and the South Pacific with roughly 4,000 employees. Mr. Carey was also responsible for the project concept, entitlement and development of Waikiki Beach Walk in Waikiki which consists of hotels, condominiums, time share and over 80,000 square feet of retail including several top performing restaurants.
Mr. Carey has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, a J.D., cum laude, and an M.B.A. with distinction from Santa Clara University.
Mr. Carey moved to Honolulu in 1982, and was an attorney specializing in corporate and real estate law at Carlsmith, Wichman, Case, Mukai and Ichiki. He joined Outrigger in 1986 as EVP and general counsel, became president in 1988 and CEO in 1993. He is currently a member of the Outrigger’s Advisory Board of Directors.
Mr. Carey participates in a variety of community boards and government task forces. He is a director of the James Campbell Company LLC, Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the Hawaii Business Roundtable, and a trustee of Punahou School. He is the Chair Emeritus of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Military Affairs Council (MAC) and member of numerous organizations, including Air Force Civic Leader Program, Chief Executives Organization, Hawaii State Bar Association, Urban Land Institute, and the Young Presidents Organization.
Mr. Carey is an avid golfer, photographer and a retired soccer and tennis player. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children.
Dr. Richard R. Kelley retired in 2016 after years of leading Outrigger Enterprises Group®, a Hawaii-based privately held hospitality-and-real-estate-services company that then owned, managed or was developing 46 properties in nine countries across the Pacific and Indian oceans.
Among Kelley’s numerous honors, Sales & Marketing Executives International – Hawaii named him Salesperson of the Year in 1994 for his “profound and extensive contributions to developing the State of Hawaii as a tourist destination.” SMEI also named him “Father of the Hawaii Convention Center” for his leadership in developing a world-class convention facility in Waikiki.
Kelley also dedicated long hours and many resources to community, educational and business organizations including the World Travel & Tourism Council, Hawaii Business Roundtable, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, Punahou School, Kent Denver School, Craig Hospital, Colorado Neurological Institute and University of Denver.
Born in Honolulu, Kelley is a graduate of Punahou School, Stanford University - earning a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, and Harvard Medical School. Before beginning his hospitality/real estate career, he lectured at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine while also practicing medicine for nearly a decade. Now residing in Colorado with his spouse, Linda Van Gilder Kelley, he has seven children, fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Senior Advisor, West & Asia Pacific Regions
Co-Founder & Former Chairman of the Board
Cushman & Wakefield
Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership
Standard Management Company
Co-Founder & Consultant
Seaside Ohana Investments
The Koll Company
Robert J. "Bob" Lowe
Founder & Chairman
Former Managing Director
Makena Capital Management
Dune Real Estate Partners
Tooley Investment Company