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Stanford Alumni Real Estate Council (SREC)

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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: David

    Last Name: Kelly

    Degree String (Type, Year): (MBA '89)

    Job Title: Founder & Managing Partner

    Company Name: StraightLine Realty Partners

    Bio: Mr. Kelly is the founder and managing partner of StraightLine Partners - an alternative investment platform with investments in real estate and financial services. Portfolio holdings include: Croesus and Company, an international real estate advisory firm with over $500M in AUM; BKL Partners, an alternative lender to real estate developers; Serra Capital; which provides project finance capital to rated governmental and corporate borrowers. David is lead director on the board for TCW Direct Lending; lead director of Invesco's INREIT and INCREF vehicles; is a director of Ashton Woods Homes and Acadia Behavioral Health. He also serves on the endowment of the Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Mr. Kelly served as Chairman of the Teacher's Retirement System of Texas (TRS) from 2007-2017.