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

Russ Building

235 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

The Russ Building is a California State Historic Landmark. Constructed in 1927, the building has a neo-Gothic architectural design giving it a majestic look compared to the neighboring contemporary structures. It is a steel frame building with a curtain wall constructed of terra cotta tile and brick. The interior is exquisitely detailed with the finest materials and finishes featuring granite floors and marble wainscoting, elevator lobbies with ornate area rugs, and pendant light fixtures. The building has been carefully maintained and periodically refurbished so that it offers a modern office environment within a classic and meticulously preserved structure.

The Russ Building is located in the heart of the San Francisco Financial District. It fronts the entire block of Montgomery Street between Pine and Bush Streets, and is convenient to all modes of transportation, retail and dining.

Property Facts

Acquired 1977
Type Office with street-level retail
Year Built
Size 511,000 sf
No. of Stories  
Floor Plates
6,000 – 26,000 sf
Parking Ratio 0.95:1,000
USGBC LEED® Certification     LEED® Gold


Lees Deli
Open for breakfast and lunch serving oatmeal and pastries and a variety of made-to-order hot and cold sandwiches, salad bar, homemade soups, desserts, snacks and drinks.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
A purveyor of specialty coffee since 1966, Peet’s features a variety of fresh, whole bean coffees, premium loose leaf teas, made-to-order espresso drinks, brewing equipment and accessories.

San Francisco Soup Company
Here you can enjoy 12 or more hand-crafted, gourmet soups and stews every day along with a choice of sandwiches, salads and desserts.


Dr. Timothy Tandrow, Optometrist
Offers comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens services, refractive surgery, and exclusive designer eyewear collections.

Exchange Barber Shop
Established in 1927 and serving the community in its original location on the ground floor of the Russ Building, Exchange Barber Shop offers haircuts and trims, beard and mustache trim and shaving, and shoeshine services.

Old Republic Title Company
Provides a complete line of residential and commercial title insurance products and services.

Papyrus Stationers
Retailer of greeting cards, wrap & trim, and gifts, in addition to custom printed invitations, announcements, and stationery.

U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank’s Montgomery branch offers full-service personal and business banking, safety deposit boxes, night depository, and ATM. Hours are Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

Yep Montgomery Store
A sundry shop offering newspapers, magazines, lottery tickets, cards, snacks and drinks.


AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
AT&T Park is home to the San Francisco Giants. The ballpark was completed in 2000 and seats 45,000, and there’s not a bad seat in the house. The ballpark is located on the northern edge of Mission Bay by McCovey Cove. For more information, visit the Giant’s Web site for game schedule, seating charts, ticket information, and driving directions.

135 Fourth Street
METREON is a stunning setting for dining, shopping and entertainment in downtown San Francisco. Overlooking beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens, METREON is home to a lively assortment of indoor and outdoor dining experiences, unique retailers, the new CityTarget, a renovated AMC Theatres METREON 16 and the City View event space.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened in 1935 and was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to twentieth-century art. The Third Street location opened in 1995 and was designed by renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta. It houses an impressive permanent collection of painting & sculpture; architecture & design; photography; and media arts. SFMOMA has undertaken an extremely active special exhibitions program, both organizing and hosting traveling exhibitions.

The Museum also has an education and public programs division that offers special exhibition-related events such as artists’ talks and lectures; talks and classes about art history; tours for schools, adult groups, and walk-in visitors; family days; monthly hands-on family studios; and creative projects for youth with all levels of familiarity with modern and contemporary art.


American Conservatory Theatre
415 Geary Boulevard
The American Conservatory Theatre is an acclaimed training institution and regional theater. It’s premier performance was in 1967 and in 1979 won a Tony Award for outstanding theater performance and training. The theatre is located just one block from Union Square between Mason and Taylor Streets.

Curran Theatre
445 Geary Street
The Curran’s premiere performance was September 1922 and was called the “handsomest theatre on the coast.” After extensive renovations in 1993 – made to accommodate the five year engagement of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega hit musical, The Phantom of the Opera – the Curran Theatre continues to thrive under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays and Scott E. Nederlander. The theatre is located just one block from Union Square between Mason and Taylor Streets.

Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor Street
The Golden Gate Theatre opened in 1922 with much fanfare, including lines that wrapped around the block. Protocol necessitated that gentlemen wear top hats and that ladies be dressed in formal gowns when attending the Golden Gate. The grand opening was a highlight on the social calendar in San Francisco. As a key player in the Best of Broadway seasons since 1979, the Golden Gate Theatre has hosted show-stopping musicals. The theatre is located just off Market Street between Taylor and Jones Streets.

Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market Street
The Orpheum Theatre originally opened as a vaudeville theatre in 1926. Through the years, the theatre evolved from vaudeville performances to a movie house and then in 1970, an American Conservatory Theatre production of the breakthrough musical, Hair, was presented and the appearance of the irreverent “tribe” on-stage signaled the reawakening of the Market Street building as a home of legitimate theatre in San Francisco. Today, the Best of Broadway series continues to play under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays and Scott E. Nederlander.  The theatre is located just off Market Street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets.

Theatre on the Square
450 Post Street
Theatre On The Square was originally a stately meeting hall on the second floor of this uniquely styled, Mediterranean-Gothic building. The Theatre’s premier performance was June 1982 with the Tony nominated and Pulitzer Prize winning Talley’s Folly by Landford Wilson. Theatre On The Square has presented over 60 productions including some of Broadway’s finest Tony award winners. The Theatre and box office is located on the 2nd floor of The Kensington Park Hotel just a half block from Union Square between Mason and Powell Streets.


Crocker Galleria
50 Post Street
Designed after Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, this three-level galleria is a beautifully designed shopping center with glass ceilings offering a spacious yet intimate setting. Conveniently located a block from the Russ Building, the Galleria is the place to shop, eat and get things done.

Embarcadero Center
Sacramento and Clay, Battery and Justin Herman Plaza
The shopping center consists of four multi-level buildings spanning six blocks along the edge of the San Francisco historic waterfront district. The shopping center features more than 125 nationally and locally renowned retailers, indoor and outdoor dining venues, and a five-screen cinema.

Union Square
50 Post Street
Union Square is bounded by Stockton, Powell, Post and Geary streets, and features a manicured park with the naval monument topped with a bronze Goddess of Victory, erected in 1903. The city’s first American mayor, John Geary, named Union Square on the eve of the Civil War because demonstrations were held here in support of Union’s troops. Today, Union Square is the heart of The City’s shopping district offering major department stores, jewelry stores, haute couture, galleries, restaurants and theatres. Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman-Marcus, Tiffany, Chanel, Burberry are just a sample from this shoppers’ paradise.


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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
BART is the Bay Area’s public transit system of high-speed electric trains, which connects Contra Costa, Alameda and San Francisco counties (see local map).

Ferries make connections from the Ferry Building located on the Embarcadero at Market Street.

AC Transit






Shorenstein Realty Services, L.P.
235 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Jim Collins

Tom McDonnell


Shorenstein Realty Services, L.P.
235 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

General Manager
Bill Whitfield

Assistant Property Manager
Annie Chang