Today's SPIRE Working Board steers all our initiatives.
Selected from a pool of extremely well-qualified candidates, they enrich our offerings and community with their individual successes, diverse perspectives + exemplary skills. Combined, they epitomize the whole is greater than the sum of its parts as they navigate the opportunities and challenges in our industry today and set us up to be the innovators of tomorrow.
All hail from Stanford, and all bring an eagerness to contribute. We are grateful to have these leaders at the helm charting our course.
Name: Shallene Gross
Bio: Shallene Gross serves as Managing Director at Equity Group Investments ('EGI'), a private investment firm based in Chicago. She evaluates new investment opportunities and manages existing assets. Prior to rejoining EGI in 2020, she served as Senior VP Investments at Equity Commonwealth, a commercial office REIT (NYSE: EQC), where she helped form the new management team that took responsibility for CommonWealth REIT (now EQC) in 2014. Earlier on, she was a member of the investment teams at EGI, Dune Real Estate Partners, and Walton Street Capital, where she focused on opportunistic investing across a variety of real estate sectors. Her experience includes acquisitions, restructurings, asset management and fundraising. In addition, she has worked on more than $1 billion in acquisitions and over $2.5 billion in refinancings and dispositions. Shallene holds an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Economics with Distinction from Stanford University.