Education: Bachelor’s degree in business accounting and law degree, UCLA.
What drives and inspires you? Constant studying and learning about new market trends, contributing to the community, and looking for ways in which to enrich the downtown core.
What's the best piece of advice you've received? Take the right actions and results will follow.
What advice would you have for others looking to follow a career path similar to yours? Do the best to keep your integrity, work hard, and stay focused.
How do you unwind? Long walks, hot showers, eating good food, and having good friendships.
Jerry Dicker has been a champion of what has come to be known as the entertainment district in the western part of downtown Spokane since purchasing what is now the Hotel Ruby, at 901 W. First, in 2010.
Since then, GVD Hospitality Management Services Inc. and affiliated companies have acquired hotels, restaurants and event space near the Hotel Ruby, including the Montvale Hotel, at 1001 W. First, and the Bing Crosby Theater, at 901 W. Sprague.
Also within the entertainment district, the hospitality company in 2021 purchased the historic Steam Plant Square commercial complex, which now includes the Steam Plant Hotel, at 123 S. Post, and Steam Plant Restaurant & Brew Pub, at 159 S. Lincoln.
North of downtown, GVD Hospitality redeveloped the former Burgan Block into Ruby Suites, which opened in 2015.
The company also owns the Ruby River Hotel, at 700 N. Division, and recently acquired the Madison Inn, at 15 W. Rockwood Blvd., in Spokane’s medical district on the lower South Hill.
Dicker currently is on the board of Friends of the Bing and is a past board member of Allegro Baroque & Beyond, Visit Spokane, and Downtown Spokane Partnership.
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