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SAN FRANCISCO-Walter H. Shorenstein, the founder of the Shorenstein Co., has died at the age of 95. Shorenstein―who in addition to founding one of the country’s largest privately held real estate firms, was also a confidant of presidents and a philanthropist who was much-honored for his civic achievements―died of natural causes Thursday at his home in San Francisco.

Shorenstein founded his firm more than 50 years ago in San Francisco and built it into a company that today controls approximately 30 million square feet of premier office projects throughout the US, operating in all phases of commercial real estate, including building development, office space leasing and property management.

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