2015 Spirit of Life Award Dinner

On May 7, 2015, over 1,000 members of the real estate community attending the Spirit of Life Award Celebration in honor of Ron Zeff and raised a record-breaking $1.3 million for City of Hope. Thank you to this year's sponsors, donors, guests, REC board members and, especially, the Carmel Partners team for furthering City of Hope's mission of finding cures for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The Real Estate & Construction Council (REC) has been supporting the research advances and patient focused care at City of Hope for 29 years. The REC's Spirit of Life
Award Celebration is the premier real estate and construction philanthropic event in the Bay Area which has generated over $6 million in funds for City of Hope.
The Spirit of Life Award is presented to a broad range of leaders from various industries who exemplify the ideals and values that have guided City of Hope for a century, and whose professional and humanitarian accomplishments are worthy of celebration. The REC Directors Council selected Ron Zeff of Carmel Partners to be the recipient of the 2015 Spirit of Life Award in recognition of his outstanding personal, professional and philanthropic achievements.
Ron Zeff serves as the chief executive officer at Carmel Partners, a real estate investment management firm based in San Francisco and focused exclusively on U.S. multifamily investment strategies including development, renovations and debt. Zeff founded Carmel Partners in 1996 and is chairman of the Carmel Partners’ Investment Committee. Prior to forming Carmel Partners, Zeff was a partner at Trammell Crow Residential. He holds an M.B.A degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Zeff is also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Multi Housing Council.

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