2014 Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame
Given the illustrious history of Stanford alumni in the real estate industry, SPIRE sought to find a meaningful and lasting way to honor the legacy of past industry luminaries and pioneers as well as our living legends. The Board of Directors of SPIRE formed the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame to honor the University and its alumni within the broadly defined fields of real estate.
The 2014 Inductees of the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame are Bob Lowe (MBA '64) and Tad Taube ('53, MS '57). Two banquets will be held in their honor: the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame Induction Banquet - October 29th, 2014, The California Club, Los Angeles, CA and the Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame Honors Banquet - November 14th, 2014, Paul Brest Hall, Stanford University, CA
Tad Taube (BS '53, MS ’57)
Tad Taube (BS ’53, MS ’57) is the Founder and Chairman of Woodmont Companies, a diversified real estate investment and management organization, and prominent Bay Area philanthropist. Since its founding in 1963, the Company has been involved in the acquisition, development, and management of income properties exceeding $5 billion in valuation. Woodmont’s holdings included BT Commercial until its 2013 merger with Cassidy/Turley. In the 1990’s Taube expanded his interests to include some 5,700 acres of land development projects in Placer and San Benito Counties. Tad is equally identified with his philanthropic efforts in the Bay Area, through his presidency of the Koret Foundation and his creation of Taube Philanthropies. He touches the Stanford community as a founder and advisory board chair of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, a member of the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution, a founder and past chairman of the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and past chair of the Stanford Athletic Board. His involvement in Stanford Athletics includes his family's principal gift to Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium and his significant support of Stanford's new football stadium, built in 2006. Read More