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: Susan
Last Name: Meaney
Bio: Ms. Meaney was a Managing Director at Makena Capital Management between 2006-2019, and one of the firm’s founding partners. She was responsible for managing their $2B+ real estate investment portfolio. Prior to Makena Capital, she was the Director of Real Estate for the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation from 2002-2006. She built the Foundation’s Real Assets portfolio from $260M to $1.4B. She served as Managing Director at Stanford Management Company where she co-managed the real estate group. Prior to that, she was responsible for the development and management of the Stanford Research Park where she oversaw the development of over 1M sq. ft. Meaney currently works with KSL Capital Partners as Senior Advisor. She serves on the Hewlett Foundation Board and Investment Committee, the Board of KREST, chairs the Stanford Bing Overseas Study Program Advisory Council and serves as a Global Governing Trustee for ULI. Meaney graduated from Stanford, with Honors, and earned an MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth.