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: Melinda Ellis Evers
Bio: Ms. Evers is a Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Ellis Partners, a leading commercial real estate developer/investor in the Bay Area. Ms. Evers’ primary responsibilities are to formulate and oversee company strategy and operations as well as lead capital raising for the firm. Melinda started her real estate career with A.R. Jarvis & Company, a regional mortgage brokerage firm, and spent seven years in acquisitions and portfolio management with Grubb & Ellis Realty Advisers prior to the founding of Ellis Partners. Ms. Evers holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a Member of Lambda Alpha, Urban Land Institute, SPIRE, and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. Ms. Evers is a guest lecturer at the GSB and the U.C. Berkeley and is currently a board member of the UCSF Foundation Investment Company, SPIRE and the PREA Foundation.