Richard Tod Spieker (Tod) wholly owns and operates 2,900 multifamily units, mostly throughout the Santa Clara and San Mateo counties (Silicon Valley). In addition to the acquisition and disposition of these properties, the Spieker Companies, Inc. manages and rehabilitates these properties. Mr. Spieker attended UCLA on a swimming scholarship and was a four-year letterman. Upon graduating with a degree in Geography in 1971, Mr. Spieker worked for Lincoln Property Company and dealt with land acquisition, multifamily development, financing, and property management. In 1974, Mr. Spieker joined Coldwell Banker's apartment brokerage and investment properties group. Mr. Spieker started Spieker Companies, Inc. in 1981.
Mr. Spieker actively and generously supports UCLA through the Spieker Aquatic Center and the Tod Spieker Colloquium Series in Geography, in addition to the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and the UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees. Additionally, Mr. Spieker is on the Board of Directors of the Housing Industry Foundation and supports various other organizations.