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.

  • Preferred Name: David

    Last Name: Butler

    Bio: David is Co-CEO & Managing Partner of Argosy Real Estate Partners. Argosy, with $3.0 billion of AUM, invests alongside its operating partners in multiple real estate asset classes through opportunistic, value-add, core-plus, and Opportunity Zone strategies. David is also Co-CEO & Managing Partner of Argosy-Lionbridge Management, a real estate hedge fund manager. He is also on the Advisory Board for 1SharpeVentures, a proptech VC firm. David previously worked for JP Morgan, AIG and Bank of America. David is a Co-Founder of the Stanford Alumni Real Estate Council (SREC) and an Emeritus Board Member/Past President of Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE). He is a member of the Water in the West Advisory Board (Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability). David is a member of the President’s Council of The Real Estate Roundtable. David has a BS in Civil Engineering and a BA in Economics from Stanford and an MBA from Wharton. He is a Board Member for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Helena/Calistoga.