At the Helm

Ground breakers that came before. Today's legacy builders. Tomorrow's visionaries.

SPIRE's leadership defines what's needed, and what we can do to impact our profession and beyond.

The Board

Today's SPIRE Working Board steers all our initiatives.

Selected from a pool of extremely well-qualified candidates, they enrich our offerings and community with their individual successes, diverse perspectives + exemplary skills. Combined, they epitomize the whole is greater than the sum of its parts as they navigate the opportunities and challenges in our industry today and set us up to be the innovators of tomorrow.

All hail from Stanford, and all bring an eagerness to contribute. We are grateful to have these leaders at the helm charting our course.


Our SPIRE staff are our feet on the ground.

They turn our big plans and ideas into successful events and fruitful collaborations. They keep us on track and informed with SPIRE communications. They mind all the logistics, big and small, and serve SPIRE community members every day, with quality and care.

Regional Leaders

Our Regional Leaders bring the SPIRE connectivity home.

They create events that strengthen members' relationships to Stanford, to each other,
and showcase innovation and best practices at the local level.

Reach out to your regional leader to see how you can engage in, benefit from, and contribute to the local SPIRE community. Don't see your region represented or interested in becoming a regional leader? Inquire Here.

Founding + Emeritus Board Members

Our Founding and Emeritus Board Members are the bedrock of SPIRE.

They had the original vision. They laid the groundwork, created the first events, enrolled our first members, and forged the relationships upon which today's SPIRE continues to be built.

Founders' Circle

The Founders’ Circle is SPIRE’s foundation.

At their 10-year Stanford reunion, Chad Hagle ('98) and a few classmates penciled the vision that would become SPIRE: an alumni club for real estate professionals, which would promote networking and innovation within Stanford and the industry. Like-minded alums quickly joined in to share their time, treasure, and talent, transforming vision into reality.

Brian Avery
Loryn Arkow
Mike Biggar
Gregory Blaine
H. Terrence Blaine
Marge Blaine
Susan Booth
Dan Broderick
James Buie
Dave Butler
Mark Cho

Louis S. Cohen
Marty Clevenger
Damon Dunn
Sam Freshman
Theodore Gildred
Amy Glad
Priyanka Goel
Julie Gutzwiller
Chad Hagle
Andrew Hartzell
Soroush Kaboli

Herman Kelting
Bruce Kirsch
Manish Kumar
David Knowles
Rebecca Lee
Huiping Liao
Jonathan Lischke
Mike Lowe
Robert Lowe
Robert Lowe Jr.
Philip A. Mahoney

Gary McKitterick
Donald Nanney
Chris Orosco
Patrick Orosco
Matt Pear
Philip Porter
Stephen Roulac
Desiree Stahley
Lydia Tan
Natalie Vania-Gandhi
Carol Wyant