Our Leadership

Robert H. Mendelsohn

President & Managing Partner

Republic Metropolitan (ReMet)


Robert H. Mendelsohn is the President and Managing Partner of Republic Metropolitan (Re/Met). Based in San Francisco, Re/Met has lead responsibilities for Republic in public/private development nationally.

Since 1980, Mr. Mendelsohn has directed the coordination of large development projects, usually involving public/private partnerships. His work includes selection and assembling of viable professional teams, assisting in securing financing and directing development activities during the pre-construction phase. He has played a major role in the development of some eight million square feet of mixed-use projects in Washington, D.C., with a combined value of over $2.3 billion, including Market Square (1.2 million sq. ft.), Washington Harbour (700,000 sq. ft.), The Portals (3 million sq. ft.), the Ronald Reagan Building (3 million sq. ft.); and the Brentwood Road USPS General Mail Facility (600,000 sq. ft.).

In 1967, Mr. Mendelsohn was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and was re-elected in 1971 and 1975. During this time, he represented the City on the BCDC and the California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission. In 1977, he became Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior, Cecil D. Andrus, in the administration of President Jimmy Carter.

Mr. Mendelsohn was later appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council. As a member of the three-member Executive Committee of the Museum Development Committee, he helped direct the design and construction of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Currently, as a member of the Board of The San Francisco Museum at The Palace, Mendelsohn is helping to lead the effort to adaptively reuse the historic and iconic Palace of Fine Arts as a museum complex celebrating the innovation stories of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Mr. Mendelsohn has served on the Board of Washington Trustees of the Federal City Council; as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Parks and Conservation Association; as a member of the Executive Board of the College of Letters and Science, University of California, Berkeley; and as a member of the Board of the Coro Center for Civic Leadership.