John M. Sobrato

John M. Sobrato

Chief Executive Officer

Sobrato Development

ND Board Member Terms:

July 2013 – June 2016

July 2016 – June 2019

July 2019--June 2020

Board Committee:


John M. Sobrato is the third generation to be involved with the family-owned firm where he has worked since his teens. As Chairman, he leads the executive committee that sets strategic direction of the firm's portfolio of over 15 million square feet of commercial and residential income properties as well as the company's investments in global marketable securities. He is very involved in the local community and is past chair of numerous non-profit boards including the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Bellarmine College Preparatory, KTEH Public Television, Santa Clara University Fellows and Regents, Catholic Charities of San Jose, the San Jose Repertory Theater and Charities Housing Development Corporation.  John was recently named Chairman of the Santa Clara University Board of Trustees and also serves on the boards of Notre Dame San Jose and Catholic Foundation of Santa Clara County and the Sobrato Family Foundation.  John graduated from Santa Clara University in 1983 with a BSC.