Douglas W. Shorenstein

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 has 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 supports numerous civic and philanthropic causes and serves on the board of many such institutions. His current board activity includes: 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 is 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.