Stanford University sets a standard of excellence with an alumni network of leaders across industries and continents. In the broadly defined real estate industry, Stanford has always led, from its founding with Leland Stanford’s land grant, to its alumni at the top of the industry, to its students – future innovators and changemakers.
Given this rich and ongoing history of excellence, SPIRE created the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame to honor Stanford alumni who are industry luminaries and pioneers – showcasing their contributions as a thank you and as an inspiration to industry leaders –
past, present and future.
- Consistent, sustained positive impact on the real estate and/or built environment industries
- Dedication to industry innovation
- Industry icon and leader
- Proven commitment to the education and development of the industry’s next generation of leaders
- Demonstrable contributions to Stanford University and its alumni and student communities
2023 Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame
SPIRE is excited to honor Brad Geier (’79) and Ken Woolley (MBA ’71, PhD ’71) at the 2023 Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame Banquet on Thursday, November 16 at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club.
Please contact Paula Burke with questions.
2011 - 2014 Inductees
Preferred Name: Don
Last Name: Koll
Bio: Visionary real estate icon Donald M. Koll founded The Koll Company in Newport Beach in 1962 as a regional general construction firm. Under his leadership, the company grew into a commercial real estate giant responsible for the development of more than 90 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space throughout the Western United States, Mexico and the Pacific Rim. In addition to its development activities, The Koll Company expanded to include separate entities focused on commercial property management, golf resort community development and large-scale general construction. With a concentration on major western U.S. markets, The Koll Company currently owns and manages over 6 million square feet of existing multi-tenant, light industrial and suburban/garden office space in California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Colorado and Utah as well as in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. An example of Mr. Koll's ability to successfully shift strategic gears during his illustrious career is Koll Management Servic