Douglas Wiele is the Founding Partner and President of Foothill Partners, Inc., a retail property owner/developer organized in 1994 and located in El Dorado Hills, California. His is a 36-year history of retail and mixed use property development and leasing. The company acquires, develops and operates properties for its own account in partnership with private and institutional real estate equity funds.
Foothill Partners (www.foothillpartners.com) is focused on retail and retail/mixed use properties, with a progressive orientation. Foothill’s Alameda Bridgeside Shopping Center was awarded California’s Best Commercial Project of 2008 by California Redevelopment Association; its Uptown Monterey Trader Joe’s Shopping Center was the first US Green Building Council LEED® certified shopping center in California (LEED Silver 2008). The firm is actively developing retail and retail/mixed-use properties around Northern California; current projects are located in Berkeley (for Whole Foods) and Monterey, with additional projects in planning elsewhere around Northern California.
Doug Wiele has a 30-year history of volunteer leadership with the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of California Business Properties Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit Old Monterey Foundation for the Arts, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Chanticleer, the San Francisco a Capella men’s chorus. He is a periodic guest speaker at the University of San Francisco School of Law and the Haas Business School at UC Berkeley, and for groups such as the Urban Land Institute and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
A fourth-generation and life-long Northern Californian, Doug Wiele is a graduate of the Real Estate and Urban Economics program at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business (BS ’76), and was a featured alumnus in the Summer 2011 Cal Business Magazine.
|International Council of Shopping Centers|
|Co-Chairman||Public/Private Alliance Program for Northern California||2012 to 2013|
|Chairman||Government Relations Committee for Northern California||2006 to 2009, 1989 to 1991|
|Chairman||Western Division Government Relations Committee||1996 to 1999|
|Co-Chairman||Land Rights Task Force, National Committee on Government Affairs||1994 to 1995|
|State Director||Northern California Region||1989 to 1991|
|Chairman||Government Relations Committee for Northern California||1989 to 1991|
|Faculty Member||University of Shopping Centers||1983, 2001, 2009|
|California Business Properties Association|
|Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors||2013 to date|
|Secretary-Treasurer of the Executive Board||2010 to 2013, 1999 to 2005|
|Member, Board of Directors||1993 to date|
|Local Government Commission|
|Program Committee Member||1995 to 1997|
|Guest Lecturing Speaking|
|University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California||2012, 2013|
|Haas Business School, The University of California, Berkeley, California||2013|
|National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington DC“Preservation Nation”||2012|
|Non-Profit and Philanthropic Associations|
|Chanticleer, San Francisco|
|Member, Board of Trustees||2006 to 2008|
|Old Monterey Foundation (for the Arts)|
|Member, Board of Trustees||2011 to date|
|The Haas School of Business, The University of California at Berkeley|
|Bachelor of Sciences, 1976, Real Estate and Urban Land Economics|