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: Melinda
Last Name: Ellis Evers
Bio: Ms. Evers is Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Ellis Partners, a leading commercial real estate developer/investor in the Bay Area. Ms. Evers’ primary responsibilities are to formulate and oversee company strategy and operations and serve on the company’s Investment Committee. Melinda started her real estate career with A.R. Jarvis & Company, a regional mortgage brokerage firm, and spent seven years in acquisitions and portfolio management with Grubb & Ellis Realty Advisers prior to the founding of Ellis Partners. Ms. Evers holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a Member of Lambda Alpha, Urban Land Institute, and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. Ms. Evers is a guest lecturer at the GSB and the U.C. Berkeley and is currently a board member of the UCSF Foundation Investment Company, SPIRE and the PREA Foundation.