This year SPIRE will induct Jim Buie (MBA '80) and Dan Neidich (MBA '74). The Induction Banquet is TBD. The Honors Banquet will be held on Friday, November 17th at Stanford University's Arrillaga Alumni Center.
Members of the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame include: Bob Burke, Sam Freshman, Fred Allen, Peter Bedford, Bob Lowe, Tad Taube, Bowen "Buzz" McCoy, William Tooley, Henry Segerstrom, Malin Burnham, Donald Koll, and William Wilson III.
Jim Buie is the CEO of the West & Asia Pacific Regions for Hines. He is a member the Hines Executive and Steering Committees. Since joining Hines in 1980, Mr. Buie has been responsible for the development, acquisition, and/or management of more than 70 million square feet of commercial real estate in 30 cities representing over $20 billion in value. Highlights of his career with Hines include the development of 101 California and Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, Figueroa at Wilshire in Los Angeles, Embassy House in Beijing and One Museum Place in Shanghai. Mr. Buie earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1974 and his Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1980.
Mr. Neidich is Chief Executive Officer of Dune Real Estate Partners LP. Dune manages real estate private equity funds with over $2.5 billion of equity capital under management. The funds target opportunistic investments in the U.S and Europe. Prior to founding Dune, Mr. Neidich was at Goldman Sachs where he was a member of the Management Committee, co-head of the Merchant Banking Division, and Chairman of the Whitehall Investment Committee. Mr. Neidich joined Goldman Sachs in 1978, became a partner in 1984 and became head of Goldman’s Real Estate Department in 1990. In 1992, he formed the Real Estate Principal Investment Area, in 1998 he became co-head of the Merchant Banking Division, and in 1999 he joined the firm’s Management Committee. He received an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Yale University.