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.
2017 & 2018 Inductees
Preferred Name: Dan
Last Name: Neidich
Bio: Dan Neidich is founder and chief executive officer of Dune Real Estate Partners LP. Dune manages real estate private equity funds with over $4.3 billion of equity capital under management. The funds target opportunistic investments in the United States and Europe. Prior to founding Dune, Dan was at Goldman Sachs where he was a member of the Management Committee, co-head of the Merchant Banking Division, and Chairman of the Whitehall Investment Committee. Dan joined Goldman Sachs in 1978, became a partner in 1984 and became head of Goldman's Real Estate Department in 1990. In 1992, he formed the Real Estate Principal Investment Area, in 1998 he became co-head of the Merchant Banking Division, and in 1999 he joined the firm's Management Committee. He received an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Yale University.