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COBE Advisory Council

Active. Engaged. Valued.

The College of Business and Economics (COBE) is helping create the future for our students and the Treasure Valley through entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and collaboration. Collaboration with leaders from our vibrant business community is central to the College’s ability to achieve its vision, mission and strategic directions. The COBE Advisory Committee (COBEAC) is made up of business leaders who not only care about the direction of our Valley, but believe strongly that COBE can be a key driver in creating economic value and improving our community’s high quality of life.

David Wali

Executive VP, The Gardner Company • 208-426-1125 • Mail Stop: 1600

David Wali is executive vice president of Gardner Company. Prior to joining Gardner Company in the fall of 2013, he spent 13 years as the director of investments for Colliers International in Boise, Idaho.

During that time he was responsible for concluding transactions in retail, office, medical, industrial, apartments and hospitality projects exceeding $750 million in value.

In addition, David is a managing member of Wali Investments. This entity presently has ownership of a variety of office, medical, retail, and hospitality developments in Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Colorado. Wali Investments holdings exceed 500,000 square feet.

Among the commercial properties in Boise that David has an interest in are 9th & Idaho, the Fidelity Building, Hotel 43/Chandlers, Papa Joe’s, Albertson Market place 17th and State, the Riverside hotel and a variety of other commercial properties located throughout the Treasure Valley and the Northwest.

David has had significant experience in developing and operating the office, retail, and hospitality components of larger projects and has an eye for unique buildings, unique uses, and unique deal structures.

Education — Boise State University, bachelor of business administration, minor in entrepreneurship management.

Notable Projects — Principle broker for 150,000 SF redevelopment of four city blocks downtown encompassing national retail, entertainment, hospitality (BoDo), Boise, Idaho

— Redeveloper of 112 room hotel downtown; Hotel 43/Chandler’s Steak House, Boise, Idaho

— Redevelopment and rebranding of a 304 room hotel with 21,000 SF of conference space on 15 acres of land; Riverside Hotel, Boise, ID

— Redevelopment and rebranding of early 1900’s warehouse into specialty outdoor retail store known as Idaho Mountain Touring consisting of 18,000 SF; 13th & Main, Boise, Idaho

— Redevelopment of the U.S. Bank tower with the addition of 300,000 SF of retail, transportation, education, conference and office; known as City Center Plaza.