Grove has been working in commercial real estate since 1978. He was awarded 3rd place, with SIOR, in the “Largest Number of Transactions Award” category, for 2011, with 20 cooperative transactions nationwide. After working in the Bay Area, California, he moved to Idaho in 1992. Grove brought his years of real estate experience to Thornton Oliver Keller in 2002 where he specialized in Landlord representation and after 36 years has switched his emphasis to Tenant representation. Grove was formerly a partner in the company.
Grove’s real estate career began at Coldwell Banker in 1978, where he listed and sold apartments in San Francisco. Working for Tishman West, one of the country’s top 10 office developers, from 1986 to 1992, Grove was responsible for marketing 1.5 million square feet of suburban and high-rise office space in the Bay Area and represented the landlord on a single lease for over 250,000 square feet. Later, Grove served as Regional Director of Business Development involving construction, property management and acquisitions in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
Grove left the Bay Area in 1992 and brought his breadth of experience to Idaho working in investment and land sales and leasing. In Idaho, Grove worked for the Sundance Company leasing their 40 acre Blackeagle Business Center and marketing the new, at the time, 80 acre Silverstone Corporate Center and the El Dorado Business Campus.
Grove’s tenant representation experience has included numerous Fortune 1000 companies, city, county, state and federal agencies, as well as non-profit companies. Grove’s adept skills have assisted his clients in securing leased and purchased space as well as build to suit buildings throughout the area.
Professional and Community Activities
Grove served as BOMA President in 1997 and 1998 as well as various BOMA board offices and positions and was responsible for creating the BOMA Real Estate Symposium which draws over 400 attendees annually. Grove is past President of the Idaho Chapter for the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). In addition, Grove served as a trustee for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and was a soccer coach in the Boise Treasure Valley Premier Soccer League and former Trustee for the Boise Capitols Soccer Club.