The Board

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.

  • Preferred Name: Jeff

    Last Name: Jacobson

    Bio: Jeff Jacobson is currently a Senior Advisor to The Vistria Group, a Chicago headquartered private equity firm, Chairman of the Board of Cadillac Fairview Corporation a leading Canadian real estate owner and developer and a Board member of Realty Income (NYSE:"O"). Prior to his retirement in 2021 Jeff was Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Investment Management where he was responsible for a 900-person team managing over $70B of investments in both private and public real estate across all major markets within Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Prior to his appointment as Global CEO in January 2007, Jeff was Regional CEO for LaSalle's European operation based in London. Jeff has over 35 years of property investment and transaction experience across the globe. Jeff holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Stanford, and a Master's degree from Stanford University's Food Research Institute.

Board Chairman

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Board President

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Board Secretary

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Board Treasurer

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  • Preferred Name: Jeff

    Last Name: Jacobson

    Bio: Jeff Jacobson is currently a Senior Advisor to The Vistria Group, a Chicago headquartered private equity firm, Chairman of the Board of Cadillac Fairview Corporation a leading Canadian real estate owner and developer and a Board member of Realty Income (NYSE:"O"). Prior to his retirement in 2021 Jeff was Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Investment Management where he was responsible for a 900-person team managing over $70B of investments in both private and public real estate across all major markets within Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Prior to his appointment as Global CEO in January 2007, Jeff was Regional CEO for LaSalle's European operation based in London. Jeff has over 35 years of property investment and transaction experience across the globe. Jeff holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Stanford, and a Master's degree from Stanford University's Food Research Institute.

Student Board Member

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