San Francisco Business Times

The San Francisco Business Times’ 2024 Power 100

Jim Gardner, Feb 14, 2024

Michael Shvo

Chairman, CEO and founder


More than a mere real estate trophy hunter and luxury developer, Shvo declares on his web site a goal that’s nothing less than creating “culture-defining experiences.” After assembling an impressive portfolio of high-profile addresses in Manhattan, Miami, Chicago and elsewhere, in 2020 the New York developer bagged his biggest game yet: S.F.’s Transamerica Pyramid. Now a $250 million renovation is in the closing stages, one that aims to turn it from skyline icon to a place where San Franciscans and visitors gather.