Mr. Nelson C. Rising
Nelson Rising, former chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is currently CEO and chairman of Rising Realty Partners, a real estate investment, operating, and development company.
Rising retired as the chairman and CEO of Catellus Development Corporation in 2005. During his tenure, he oversaw the company's successful evolution from a railroad land company to a diversified development company and to one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts. Most notable of the many Catellus developments is Mission Bay in San Francisco, the home of the 2.4-million-square-foot University of California, San Francisco, biotech campus and the future UCSF Children's Hospital.
Prior to joining Catellus, Rising was a senior partner of Maguire Thomas Partners. He was partner-in-charge of major projects in the Los Angeles area, including the Library Square development that resulted in the restoration of the city's historic Central Library and the construction of the West's tallest building, the 73-story Library Tower.
Rising received his BA in economics from UCLA in 1963 and his JD from UCLA School of Law in 1967, where he served as managing editor of the UCLA Law Review. He practiced law at O'Melveny & Myers prior to entering the real estate industry in 1972.
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