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.
SPIRE is thrilled to announce the 2023 Honorees!
Preferred Name: Ken
Last Name: Woolley
Bio: Mr. Woolley is Chairman of Extra Space Storage Inc, a NYSE REIT. Ken served as CEO from its formation through March 2009 and as CIO from July 2012 to July 2013. He has been involved in the self-storage industry since 1977. Early in his career he was a management consultant with Boston Consulting Group. He was an Associate Professor, and later an Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration at BYU, where he taught undergraduate and MBA classes in Corporate Strategy and Real Estate. He has developed 17,000 apartment units through his Las Vegas entity, Nevada West Partners. He has founded several companies in the retail, electronics, food manufacturing and natural resources industries. He currently serves as a trustee and a member of the compensation committee of American Homes 4 Rent. He is also a Managing Partner of NY based Gaia Real Estate which owns 12,000+ apartments. He holds a BA in physics from Brigham Young University and an MBA and Ph.D. in business administration from the Stanford GSB.