Peter Oliver is one of Boise’s most successful and influential commercial brokerage specialists and is a partner at Thornton Oliver Keller. His 30 years of real estate sales, leasing and development experience have afforded him the distinction of being one of Thornton Oliver Keller’s top performers. Peter was recognized as the company’s 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 “Salesperson of the Year.” In 2015, Peter also ranked #71 in the worldwide SIOR “TOP 100” office transactions. Additionally, he enjoys the distinction of having co-founded the firm. Peter’s commercial real estate abilities are varied and notable. His expertise covers the gamut of property types and Peter has been involved in the development or sale of numerous local projects of significance such as Boise Research Center, River Quarry, Victory Business Center, Barber Station, Key Financial Center, 9th & Idaho and Federal Way Commerce Center.
Prior to re-joining Thornton Oliver Keller in 2011, Peter was a partner at Brighton Corporation where he co-developed a number of high-profile projects ranging from industrial to commercial to residential, with projects that include the Idaho Independent Bank Building and the Victory Business Center. He was also vice president of Sales and Marketing for Brighton Homes, where he helped market the well-known communities of Paramount, SpurWing Greens and River Heights at Barber Valley.
Peter has been actively involved with several large projects in Boise including the Boise Research Center, the area’s original mixed-use business park. The 160-acre project afforded Peter the opportunity to be actively involved in Boise Research Center’s master planning, construction management, leasing, sales, and management.
In 1992, Peter Oliver left a thriving career in San Diego, California to co-launch Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate in Boise. Peter’s business sense, marketing skills, and easy-going professionalism helped make Thornton Oliver Keller one of the top firms in Idaho.
Peter graduated from the University of San Diego in 1988 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics.
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Peter currently serves on the Greater Boise Auditorium District Board of Directors, the Bishop Kelly Foundation, TitleOne Corporation’s Advisory Board, ACHD Capital Investment Citizens Advisory Committee (CICAC), and the ACHD Commercial Developer’s Advisory Committee (CDAC).
He is a past board member of St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital Advisory Board, the Children’s Home Society of Idaho, College of Idaho, the Bishop Kelly Board of Governance, and the Development Services Advisory Committee (DSAC) for the City of Boise.
Peter is an active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
FAMILY, HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Peter enjoys the extensive outdoor opportunities that Idaho has to offer including mountain biking and skiing. Peter resides in Boise with his wife Julie. They have four sons.