Bishop Ranch is in a league of its own. Premium facilities, unparalleled tenant service, exceptional amenities and award-winning transit programs make Bishop Ranch what it is today. Meet the experienced senior management team who, along with 120 professionals, works to serve our customers’ needs.
Masud R. Mehran (1920-2013) founded Sunset Development Company, a diversified real estate organization, in 1951 and served as Chairman of the Board. Over the past 60 years, Mr. Mehran developed 1,260 acres of land in Livermore into a fully integrated residential community called Sunset Town, and 585 acres in San Ramon into a fully integrated business community called Bishop Ranch.
Alexander R. Mehran, Sr. is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sunset Development Company, founded by his father, Masud Mehran. Prior to joining Sunset Development in 1977, Mr. Mehran spent three years at J.P. Morgan of New York, where he managed real estate companies and assets owned by the bank.
Alexander Mehran, Jr., LEED AP, President and Chief Operating Officer at Sunset Development, has been part of the team since 2009. Before joining Sunset Development, Mr. Mehran spent several years at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Infrastructure Private Equity Fund group in New York. In his prior role as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mr. Mehran was responsible for the management of Sunset Development’s Bishop Ranch and Livermore properties.
James Clancy is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Sunset Development, a position he’s held since December 2000. His responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of finance, treasury, banking, IT, enterprise and credit risk management. Mr. Clancy’s 30 years of experience include positions at Price Waterhouse, The Chronicle Publishing Company and, most recently, as the CFO of the San Francisco Chronicle.
David Fields is the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Sunset Development Company where he oversees the company’s legal matters, Human Resources/Administration and focuses on organizing the company for its future growth. Mr. Fields brings more than 20 years of combined experience as a lawyer, general counsel, and senior executive. Mr. Fields received his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.
Harout Hagopian is the Senior Vice President, General Manager of Property Management of Sunset Development. Mr. Hagopian was formerly the Vice President of Operations for Equity Office, San Francisco region, where he managed 5.5 million square feet of office property. He is responsible for the management of Sunset Development’s Bishop Ranch property, including managing customer relationships, the maintenance of building infrastructure and interior space, landscaping, site maintenance, and events.
Jeff Dodd is Senior Vice President of Retail at Sunset Development. Mr. Dodd joined the company in September of 2014 to lead the company’s retail development, including City Center, at Bishop Ranch and the food and amenity program at BR 2600. Mr. Dodd previously ran his own retail consulting firm after his tenure of over twenty years at the Irvine Company. Mr. Dodd received his B.S. from California State University, Long Beach and his M.B.A. from UC Irvine. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Rob Elliott is Senior Vice President of Architecture + Design at Sunset Development. He is responsible for managing the design process, insuring that all projects continue to enhance the character, vibrancy, quality and sense of place at Bishop Ranch. Mr. Elliott was formerly Group Senior Vice President of Urban Planning and Design for the Irvine Company where he was responsible for guiding all planning and design activities. Mr. Elliott received a Masters Degree in Urban Planning and Design (MLAUD) and a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA) from Harvard University.
Joshua W. Hitchcock is the Senior Vice President, Director of Leasing at Sunset Development. Prior to joining Sunset Development in 2015, Mr. Hitchcock spent 12 years at Equity Office Properties where he managed all leasing and marketing in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco markets. Mr. Hitchcock was also responsible for the underwriting of dispositions, acquisitions and development in Northern California, most notably the Blackstone acquisition in 2007. Mr. Hitchcock is a longtime resident of the East Bay and a graduate of UC Berkeley.
Jerry L. Engen is Senior Vice President, Development for Sunset Development. Prior to joining Sunset, Mr. Engen was Senior Vice President of Development for Westfield LLC overseeing all development and redevelopment projects for the San Diego region. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Engen’s project experience has varied from super regional value mega malls, regional mall renovation and expansion, retail construction and renovation, neighborhood/community centers, golf course, and mixed-use properties.