Mr. Alexander R. Mehran, Sr.
Alex Mehran is chairman and chief executive officer of Sunset Development Company, a private, diversified real estate organization founded by Mehran's father, Masud Mehran, in 1951. Mehran joined Sunset Development Company in 1977. Sunset is the developer of Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, located in southern Contra Costa County. Bishop Ranch is a 585-acre, fully integrated business community with 9.5 million square feet of office, hotel, shopping, medical, and research facilities providing employment for approximately 30,000 people working in over 600 companies. Sunset also is the developer of Sunset-Town in Livermore, a planned community of over 4,000 homes, 500 apartments, and some one-half million square feet of leasable space built by Sunset.
Mehran is the immediate past chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and chairman of the Contra Costa Economic Partnership. He is also a past member of the board of directors of the Presidio Trust; past chairman and current executive committee member of The Bay Area Council; member of the Real Estate Committee of UCSF; former trustee of the Urban Land Institute; former trustee of the San Francisco Ballet; former trustee of St. Mary's College; former trustee of the Episcopal Diocese of California; former trustee of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and former director of The United Way of the Bay Area.
Mehran is a San Francisco Bay Area native. He graduated from Harvard College with honors and continued his higher education at Cambridge University in England, where he earned a law degree, also with honors. After completing his formal education, Mehran joined J.P. Morgan of New York, where, for three years, he managed real estate companies and assets owned by the bank. Mehran has two adult children. He and his wife, Carolyn, live in San Francisco.
Standing Committees: Finance, Facilities, and Infrastructure Committee, vice chair – Facilities and Infrastructure