Hall of Fame Inductees

Fred Allen is one of the premier real estate and finance attorneys in America. He is a Founder and the Senior Partner of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis, a full-service business and litigation law firm with 225 attorneys in five offices in California.  Allen Matkins has been named the number one real estate law firm in California by Chambers USA since 2002. 

Peter Bedford, owner of Bedford Investments, has been in the commercial real estate business for over 50 years.  He was responsible for the acquisition, ownership, development and management of approximately 40 million square feet of industrial, office, and retail properties, as well as land in 22 states.  Peter was the principal manager of the partnership that acquired all of Kaiser Aluminum Chemical Company's real estate operations

Bob Burke is a co-founder of AMB Property Corporation (predecessor to Prologis), IHP Capital Partners, and Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management. Prior to co-founding AMB, he was a senior real estate partner with the law firm of Morrison & Foerster and, for two years, served as that firm’s Managing Partner of Operations.

San Diego’s own Malin Burnham built Southern California’s largest independent real estate brokerage firm, Burnham Real Estate, which was acquired by Cushman & Wakefield in 2008. Mr. Burnham established a billion dollar NYSE retail REIT and was a partner in over 100 commercial developments with an aggregate investment of $1.1 billion.

Sam Freshman is the founder of the real estate investment and management firm Standard Management Company. Standard has acquired, managed, and financed over a billion dollars of real estate. Sam is an expert in real estate syndication and a general partner in over 100 real estate projects.

Visionary real estate icon Donald M. Koll founded The Koll Company in Newport Beach in 1962 as a regional general construction firm. Under his leadership, the company grew into a commercial real estate giant responsible for the development of more than 90 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space throughout the Western United States, Mexico and the Pacific Rim.

Bob Lowe (MBA ’64) is Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lowe Enterprises, a privately owned diversified national real estate company active in commercial, hospitality and residential property investment, development and management.

Buzz McCoy (’58) was a General Partner of Morgan Stanley where he developed and ran the commercial real estate finance unit for many years. In 2000 National Real Estate Investor named him a "20th Century Icon” for his work integrating commercial real estate finance into the capital market system. He has published ninety magazine articles and two books on the subjects of business ethics or real estate finance.

Southern California icon Henry Segerstrom, Stanford (’46, MBA ’48) built C.J. Segerstrom and Sons into a real estate development and management firm anchored by the world renowned 2.8 million sf shopping center South Coast Plaza, and over 2 million square feet of office and commercial space.

Tad Taube (’53, MS ’57) is the Founder and Chairman of Woodmont Companies, a diversified real estate investment and management organization. In the aftermath of his real estate career, Taube has become one of Bay Area’s preeminent philanthropists through his presidency of the Koret Foundation and his creation of Taube Philanthropies.

Bill Tooley (’56) was Co-Founder and Chairman of Tooley & Company Investment Builders, developing over 5,000,000 sq. ft. of office and industrial properties and acquiring an additional 2,000,000 sq. ft. for investment purposes. Bill has supported initiatives at the Freeman Spogli Institute, Haas Center for Public Service, the Graduate School of Business, and the Stanford Libraries.

William “Bill” Wilson III ('58) was one of the most successful and preeminent commercial developers over the last four decades in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Wilson cut a legendary and singular path through Bay Area commercial real estate. Not only was he a prolific developer of some of the region’s signature buildings, but he also founded some of its noteworthy commercial real estate companies.