Market Review

2018 Regional Commercial

Market Review

Palouse Commercial has been dedicated to growing our business community for over 7 years.  We provide a variety of services from commercial sales and leasing to land development. We make it a priority to familiarize ourselves with our local and national markets to assist our clients in making solid business choices. Another year of development and activity have gone into our database allowing us now to reflect on trends to track the retail, office, industrial, and multi-family markets.

In June 2018, we held our annual Regional Commercial Market Review. Shelley L. Bennett of Palouse Commercial began the presentations. Her presentation was followed by representatives of both the cities of Pullman and Moscow, Pete Dickinson and Bill Belknap. Justin Rasmussen,  owner/broker of Palouse Commercial Real Estate wrapped up the event with an insightful presentation of just how different commercial real estate investments are when comparing a major market to a smaller rural market such as ours. This information is invaluable to us and we hope you find it useful when making business and investment decisions here on the Palouse.


Mr.  Pete Dickinson started as an intern with the city of Pullman in 1982, and has been employed full-time for the city since 1984.  He has served as the Planning Director since 1993.  Prior to that, Pete worked for the U.S. Forest Service on the Mt. Hood National Forest. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation of Natural Resources from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Master’s degree in Regional Planning from Washington State University.  He currently serves on the board of directors of the Planning Association of Washington and the Pullman Kiwanis Club.

Pete Dickinson Download PDF

Mr. Bill Belknap is the City of Moscow Community Development Director which is responsible for the administration and oversight of various local, state and federal land use and building regulations within the city.  The Planning Division is responsible for long-range and current land use planning activities, and special project administration. The Building Division is responsible for permitting, inspecting, and the administration of construction activity.  A graduate of the University of Idaho, and prior to 2007, Bill Belknap has served as Assistant City Supervisor and Assistant Community Development Director for the City of Moscow, as well as Associate Planner for Latah County.

Bill Belknap

Originally licensed in 1979, Shelley Bennett has progressed over her 37- year career from residential to residential management and then the last 25 years specializing in commercial real estate. Shelley is proficient in all aspects of commercial real estate from land development, retail, industrial leasing and sales to consulting. “I am always studying the markets and looking for opportunities to grow our economy.” Licensed in Idaho and Washington.

Shelley Bennett

Owner/Broker of Palouse Commercial Real Estate, Justin Rasmussen, specializes in Commercial Investment and works to attract greater attention to our market.

Justin Rasmussen