Douglas Wiele

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 ( 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 for 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 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.

Professional Associations   
International Council of Shopping Centers
Co-ChairmanPublic/Private Alliance Program for Northern California2012 to 2013
ChairmanGovernment Relations Committee for Northern California2006 to 2009, 1989 to 1991
ChairmanWestern Division Government Relations Committee1996 to 1999
Co-ChairmanLand Rights Task Force, National Committee on Government Affairs1994 to 1995
State DirectorNorthern California Region1989 to 1991
ChairmanGovernment Relations Committee for Northern California1989 to 1991
Faculty MemberUniversity of Shopping Centers1983, 2001, 2009
California Business Properties Association
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors2013 to date
Secretary-Treasurer of the Executive Board2010 to 2013, 1999 to 2005
Member, Board of Directors1993 to date
Local Government Commission
Program Committee Member1995 to 1997
Guest Lecturing Speaking
University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California2012, 2013
Haas Business School, The University of California, Berkeley, California2013
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington DC“Preservation Nation”2012
Non-Profit and Philanthropic Associations
Chanticleer, San Francisco
Member, Board of Trustees2006 to 2008
Old Monterey Foundation (for the Arts)
Member, Board of Trustees2011 to date
The Haas School of Business, The University of California at Berkeley
Bachelor of Sciences, 1976, Real Estate and Urban Land Economics