What is SPIRE
From its foundation based upon a generous 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, Stanford University has always been a leader in the world of real estate. SPIRE seeks to build upon the real estate tradition at Stanford and to provide a platform for continued excellence in real estate.
SPIRE’s goals are to provide a forum for professional development of alumni in the broad real estate industry, to afford opportunities to current students for mentorship and professional exposure to the world of real estate, and to engage the University itself in developing a robust multi-disciplinary real estate education and research program.
SPIRE is an official alumni club of Stanford University and an independent non-profit organization. SPIRE is committed to empowering the Stanford community to innovate within real estate, place making and the built environment. SPIRE connects Stanford alumni, students, educators and staff to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, ideas, and practices.
SPIRE's Three Pillars
I. Alumni Professional Networking
SPIRE provides a platform for Stanford alumni to connect with one another through interactions in a professional and social setting across disciplines to foster relationships and strategic partnerships.
II. Student Outreach
SPIRE connects current students and recent graduates with Stanford alumni engaged in real estate-related careers, providing opportunities for mentorships, internships, and career shadow programs.
III. Educational Program Development
SPIRE is engaged with Stanford University faculty and administrators to promote and implement a multidisciplinary real estate program producing leading research and graduates.