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.
2019 & 2021 Inductees
Preferred Name: Ron
Last Name: Sturzenegger
Bio: Mr. Sturzenegger spent over 30 years working for Financial Institutions, primarily in the real estate corporate and investment banking areas but also in senior leadership roles at Bank of America. He was Enterprise Business & Community Engagement executive for BoA. He was responsible for driving global integration opportunities across the enterprise. Previously, Ron led Legacy Asset Servicing for the bank which was dedicated to resolving the Residential Mortgage Issues post the 2008 financial crisis. Prior he served as managing director and global head of Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Corporate & Investment Banking for BoA Merrill Lynch, as managing director and head of Real Estate and Lodging Mergers & Acquisitions for BoA Securities and as principal at Morgan Stanley Realty. He is currently an Independent Board Member for KBS REITs II and III and Conversus StepStone Private Markets. He is on the Executive Committee for the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics. He has an MBA from Harvard.