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This profile was last updated on 5/30/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Dennis E. Singleton

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Board Member

Phone: (415) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  United States
Glaucoma Research Foundation
251 Post Street Suite 600
San Francisco , California 94108
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1978 and headquartered in San Francisco, Glaucoma Research Foundation is America's oldest and most experienced institution dedicated solely to its...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Masters , Business Administration
    Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science
    Lehigh University
65 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors | Glaucoma Research Foundation, 30 May 2015 [cached]
Dennis E. Singleton
Spieker Partners
Second Annual Catalyst For a Cure Dinner and Report to Donors | Glaucoma Research Foundation, 11 Jan 2006 [cached]
Highlighting the reception was the premier of Speeding the Cure, a new video produced by Nelson Singleton, and generously funded by Dennis & Charlot Singleton.
Banquet tables were hosted by GRF Board members Dennis Singleton, Thomas Brunner, Deirdre Porter, Andrew Iwach MD, Jack Hetherington MD, H. Dunbar Hoskins MD, Michael L. Penn Sr., George Thomas, J. Bronwyn Bateman MD, and June Behrendt.GRF guests were abuzz with reactions to the progress of the CFC research as reported in the public briefing and depicted in the video.
Dennis Singleton, GRF Chairman GRF Board Chairman Dennis Singleton took the podium amidst the excitement. Brought into focus was the collaborative and innovative thinking that has infused GRF since its founding in 1978. Singleton introduced the background of the Catalyst Award, citing the groundbreaking commitment of Steve and Michele Kirsch as an inspiration for the CFC.
As the evening's festivities wound down, Dennis Singleton closed the program. Inviting guests to enjoy dessert and continue engaging conversations, he also reminded the group, "Please, as you think of your giving in the coming three years, make GRF and the Catalyst For a Cure your priority."
..., 13 May 2015 [cached]
Dennis E. Singleton, Laurence ..., 1 April 2015 [cached]
Dennis E. Singleton, Laurence A. Chapman, Kathleen Earley, Kevin J. Kennedy, William G. LaPerch, A. William Stein and Robert H. Zerbst are all of our nominees for election to the Board.
Dennis E. Singleton
Dennis E. Singleton has served as a director since 2004 and as our Chairman of the Board since 2012. Mr. Singleton is currently a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Singleton was a founding partner of Spieker Partners, the predecessor of Spieker Properties, Inc., one of the largest owners and operators of commercial property on the west coast prior to its $7.2 billion acquisition by Equity Office Properties Trust in 2001. Mr. Singleton served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Spieker Properties, Inc. from 1993 to 1995, Chief Investment Officer and Director from 1995 to 1997 and Vice Chairman and Director from 1998 until his retirement in 2001. During his tenure, Mr. Singleton was involved in identifying and analyzing strategic portfolio acquisition and operating opportunities and oversaw the acquisition and development of more than 20 million square feet of commercial property. From 2001 to the present, Mr. Singleton has managed personal investments in real estate. Mr. Singleton is currently a member of the board of directors and serves on the audit and real estate committees of BRE Properties, Inc., which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Singleton received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Our Board selected Mr. Singleton to serve as a director because it believes he possesses valuable financial and real estate industry expertise, including extensive experience with the acquisition, financing and operation of commercial property.
During 2014 Mr. Singleton, as the Chairman of the Board, has served as the presiding director of the executive sessions of the Independent Directors.
The Board has determined that our Board leadership structure is the most appropriate at this time, given the specific characteristics and circumstances of the Company, and the skills and experience of Mr. Singleton.
Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter is located on our website at and is available in print to any stockholder who requests it by writing to our Secretary, as provided for in “—Board Governance Documents.” Ms. Earley is Chair and Mr. Chapman, Mr. Singleton and Mr. Zerbst are members of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Dennis E. Singleton (8)
BRE Properties Appoints New Member to Board of Directors, 30 Jan 2009 [cached]
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BRE Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BRE) today announced the appointment of Dennis E. Singleton to the company's board of directors, effective February 1, 2009. The appointment of a new director, increasing the board to 11 members, is part of an ongoing board succession plan, implemented as current members near their term limits.
Singleton served as chief financial officer, chief investment officer, vice chairman and board member of Spieker Properties, Inc., a Northern California-based commercial real estate investment trust (REIT), from its initial public offering (IPO) in 1993 until its merger with Equity Office Properties, Inc. in 2001.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Dennis to the BRE board," said Constance B. Moore, BRE's president and CEO.
"Spieker Properties is one of the great success stories in the public real estate space, and Dennis helped lead that organization from its inception. We look forward to his valued counsel and insights."
Singleton currently serves on the board of directors of Digital Realty Trust; as vice chairman, board of trustees of Lehigh University; and board member and past president of the Glaucoma Research Foundation. He will serve on the BRE board as an independent director and member of the real estate and audit committees.
Singleton began his career in real estate at the Trammel-Crow Company in Menlo Park, California. He became a partner of the firm in 1974, and was responsible for the development and management of office, commercial and retail properties in Northern California and Reno, Nevada.
In 1987, he joined the newly formed Spieker Partners, a private company. He played an integral role in planning and implementing the IPO and listing of Spieker Properties, Inc. on the New York Stock Exchange.
During his real estate career, Singleton oversaw the development, acquisition, management and leasing of more than 28 million square feet of commercial properties on the West Coast, representing an investment of more than $3.0 billion.
Singleton holds an MBA from Harvard University, and a bachelor of science degree from Lehigh University.
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