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Stanford Alumni Real Estate Council (SREC)

Our SREC Members are best in-class.

Established leaders in real estate and the built environment, they come together with their peers and fellow alums to inspire and challenge one another to move their industries forward. They collaborate, support each other, and equally important, have fun together.

SREC members develop the minds that will shape the built environment of tomorrow with their financial support of SPIRE and their vital role in its student initiatives.

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  • Preferred Name: Sam

    Last Name: Freshman

    Degree String (Type, Year): ('54, JD '56)

    Job Title: Chairman

    Company Name: Standard Management Company

    Bio: Sam Freshman is Board Chairman of Standard Management Company which performs real estate acquisitions, bridge finance, and property management. Active in real estate investment for 60 years as an attorney and investor. He has been an expert witness in real estate, legal matters, finance, lecturer at the Stanford, UCLA and USC law and business schools, chairman of a bank, title company and a theatre exhibitor. Author of books and over 20 published articles, Mr. Freshman is working on a series on saving entitled, 'The Smartest Way to Save,' and 'The Smartest Way to Save More' about becoming rich on a modest income. His book 'Principles of Real Estate Syndication' is considered the bible on the subject. Sam received a Stanford BA (pre-legal, 1954) and a JD (1956). Sam is also Chairman Emeritus of Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE).