Real Estate Alumni

Your Menlo classmates could include future real estate moguls or c-level executives of big real estate firms. That future includes you.

Meet our Alumni

Teodor Vacev '04

Teodor is currently working for Marcus & Millichap where through his intelligence and hard work he has continued to advance in this career. He underwrites contracts, creates marketing materials, and contacts potential buyers, customers, and agents that work for the brokerage. Read more about Teodor.

Micah Kane ’91

Micah is a Trustee of Kamehameha Schools and former chairman of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. As trustee he manages the assets of the Estate of Bernice Pau’ahi Bishop, the last of the Hawaiian ali’i. He credits Menlo for preparing him for graduate school, Menlo’s football coach giving him a blueprint for life. “Every week he gave us a thought to help us live our lives.”
Read Micah’s story. 

David Irmer '58

David says that Menlo continues to touch his personal and professional life. “As a major real estate developer in the Bay Area, I have been able to fulfill my early passion to become part of the effort to redevelop some of our great cities. I enjoy every aspect of the development industry and continue to engage our Bay Area communities in land use changes and transitional upgrading of densities and design.” Regarding education, he says he learned that dedication and hard work are only part of the puzzle. One must have a clear vision of what one wants to become. Otherwise, he says, “college will have been only a halfway house on the road to maturity.”
Read David's Story.

Howard Dallmar ’72 is currently an Executive Vice President and partner with Cornish & Carey Commercial Real Estate. He chose Menlo in part because of its legendary basketball coach. In his words, “I had the best experiences of my college life at Menlo. For the first time in my academic life, I was fully engaged in my classes. Because of the caliber of the professors and the small class sizes, I was able to establish meaningful relationships with my educators. In addition to academics, socially, I formed lifelong friendships with many of my fellow students. Both of my sisters, their husbands, and my father attended Menlo College. It was truly a family affair. And, to top it all off, our basketball team won the California Junior College championship.”

Peter N. Brewer ’72 has been a lawyer for over 30 years, and is also licensed by the California Department of Real Estate as a real estate broker. Peter started his own firm in Palo Alto in 1995. The firm has grown to six attorneys, and serves the legal needs of property owners, real estate and mortgage brokers, agents, other real estate professionals and their clients. 

Sarah O’Neel ‘91, Owner, Residential Developer, owner of Sonoma Family Homes

Cedric Choi ‘67, Attorney and real estate investor in Hawaii

Charles J. “Chop” Keenan II ‘66, Property Developer, Keenan Land Company, Palo Alto

Roxy Rapp ‘59, President, Roxy Rapp & Company, real estate developer, Palo Alto

Fred Gellert Jr. ‘58, President, CEO, Gelsar Development Corp., builder of  Serramonte Shopping Center

Richard Peery ‘58, Principal/Founder, Peery/Arrillaga Real Estate Empire, Silicon Valley Developer Hall of Fame; Palo Alto

Jon Galt Bowman ’55, President, Galt Enterprises, a real estate investment company.