Doug Shorenstein joined the family business in 1983 and became chairman and chief executive officer of the Shorenstein Company in 1995. Under his leadership, 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, including Environmental Defense Fund, UCSF Medical Center, The Real Estate Roundtable, Vanderbilt University, and Yale School of Management.
In 1993, Mr. Shorenstein worked closely with his father in forming an investor group to retain the San Francisco Giants when they were considering a move to Florida.
In 2007, Mr. Shorenstein was elected to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and served as its chairman in 2011 and 2012.
In recognition of his business accomplishments and his contributions to the civic life of the Bay Area, Mr. Shorenstein was inducted into the Bay Area Council’s Business Hall of Fame in 2011.
In memory of his father, Mr. Shorenstein and his wife, Lydia, established the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellowship at the Shorenstein Center.
Prior to joining Shorenstein, Mr. Shorenstein worked as a real estate attorney with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York.
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.