Sunset Development has come a long way since Masud Mehran founded it in 1951. In 1978, the company purchased Bishop Ranch in San Ramon creating a business park that has transformed the local region and wider economy. It became home to Fortune 500 companies and has helped make the Tri-Valley region one of the fastest growing parts of the Bay Area.

Masud’s grandson, Alexander Mehran Jr., is now Sunset Development  president and CEO. He joined the company in 2009 after working as a Goldman Sachs analyst in New York and assumed the CEO role from his father 10 years later. Under his leadership Bishop Ranch has continued its evolution into a full-fledged community with retail, housing and amenities.

We sat down with Mehran Jr.,to discuss real estate, family values and business and how they all align.