Sandor W. Shapery
An attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California; Sandor has practiced before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Shapery was also licensed by the State of California as a real estate broker. Mr. Shapery is currently developing real estate, managing his real estate holdings, and developing a transportation infrastructure company. Mr. Shapery, who is 70 years old, has been a resident of the City of San Diego for 67 years. He graduated from San Diego State University with honors in 1968, majoring in Political Science and attended law school at the University of San Diego where he graduated with honors in 1971 with a Juris Doctorate Cum Laude.
Mr. Shapery is the principal of Shapery Enterprises under which various corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies operate. Shapery Enterprises is involved in the ownership, design, and development of high-rise office buildings (Sempra Energy corporate headquarters building; Emerald Shapery Center), high-rise hotels (Westin Emerald Plaza; W Hotel downtown San Diego), commercial centers, historic renovations, and raw land. A large part of Mr. Shapery's real estate development pursuits involve historic renovations. Most notably, Mr. Shapery rehabilitated, among numerous historic renovations, the historic Keissig house at 2nd and Ash St., the Del Mar Castle, Las Casitas Del Mar, 1576 Law St. Victorian home, Aspen Victorian home, South Park business district complex and fire station, the Riviera Hotel, the Chinese Steam Laundry which is now incorporated in the W Hotel and the Lyon Building and rental annex. Mr. Shapery is currently in the entitlement process to rehabilitate the Palms/Bay View hotel, downtown San Diego's first hotel, into an assisted living and memory care facility. Most of the rehabilitated properties are located in San Diego County.
Mr. Shapery was the vice-chairman of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Stakeholders Working Group, and was an advisory member of the SANDAG Transportation Committee consisting of the 18 mayors of the cities of San Diego County. He was a member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Infrastructure Committee and the Southern California Leadership Council, a business-led-and-sponsored public policy partnership for the Southern California region. The Council is comprised of business and community leaders from throughout the 7 counties of Southern California and founded by California's four former Governors.
Mr. Shapery was the recipient of the SOHO Preservationist of the Year Award for 2011 and is currently working on returning the 1915 Electriquette electric carts to Balboa Park beginning with the 2015 Centennial Celebration.