We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing of our Chairman and CEO Doug Shorenstein.

Doug had been ill for some time and fought a courageous battle with his illness. Through it all, he maintained a positive and hopeful outlook, and he remained steadfastly focused on serving his family, his colleagues and his community.

We will miss him dearly.

Read Doug's Bio

Douglas W. Shorenstein 1955-2015

Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer

Doug Shorenstein joined the family business in 1983 and became chairman and chief executive officer in 1995. During his tenure, the company evolved from a San Francisco-focused real estate operating company into a real estate investment, development and management company active throughout the United States.

Mr. Shorenstein supported numerous civic and philanthropic causes and served on the board of many such institutions. His most recent board activity included: board member, Environmental Defense Fund; executive council of UCSF Medical Center; executive committee, The Real Estate Roundtable; and advisory board member, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Shorenstein was a past chairman of the board of directors, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; and was previously on the board of Vanderbilt University and the advisory board for Yale School of Management.

In 2011, Mr. Shorenstein was inducted into the Bay Area Council’s Bay Area Business Hall of Fame, which recognizes the extraordinary achievements of individuals and families who have advanced San Francisco Bay Area-based businesses to positions of national and international prominence and who have enriched the civic life of the Bay Area community.

Prior to joining Shorenstein, Mr. Shorenstein worked as a real estate attorney with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York in its Real Estate Group.

Mr. Shorenstein graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a B.A., and from University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a J.D.