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.

  • Name: David Butler

    Bio: David is Managing Partner of Argosy Real Estate Partners, a real estate fund manager with $1.7 billion in real estate assets, under management through 7 discretionary, commingled funds. He manages the investment strategy, asset management, operations, and fundraising, and invests nationwide through opportunistic, core-plus and Opportunity Zone strategies. He was VP and head of the SF office for the real estate investment group of J.P. Morgan Investment Management. He joined JPM from AIG Global Real Estate, a global opportunistic real estate private equity investor, where he was VP. David is a member of ULI's National Small Scale Development Council and Policy Advisory Board for the Fisher Center at UC Berkeley. He is an inductee to Stanford Associates for his volunteering. He has a BS Civil Engineering and a BA Economics from Stanford and an MBA from Wharton. He is a Board Member for the Boys and Girls Club of St. Helena and recently served as Co-Chairman of the campaign to build a new Calistoga facility.