Robert E. Anderst

Robert E. Anderst is a Government Affairs Liaison for RISCH ♦ PISCA, PLLC, as well as a commercial and residential real estate consultant.



Mr. Anderst joined Risch Pisca as a Government Affairs Liaison and as a commercial and residential real estate consultant. Mr. Anderst is a 5th generation Idahoan who understands Idaho’s people, economics and politics. Serving Idaho has always been a passion of Mr. Anderst’s and he has led in several areas over his career in Idaho real estate and politics.


Mr. Anderst served four terms in the Idaho House of Representatives where he focused in the areas of tax policy, real estate, economic development and infrastructure. During his service in the House he served as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and as a member of the Revenue and Taxation; Business; Commerce and Human Resources; and Environment, Energy and Technology Committees. Mr. Anderst also served many years on Idaho Power Company’s Integrated Resource Planning Committee, PNWER (Pacific Northwest Economic Region) and the Idaho Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council. As a legislator, Mr. Anderst developed a reputation as being a legislator that could carry particularly complex bills to passage and get “big things” done. Some accomplishments include helping expand I-84 through the Treasure Valley, assisting in the state’s acquisition of the Hewlett Packard campus and assisting in the drafting and navigation of complex corporate conformity tax legislation. Mr. Anderst takes pride in the strong and meaningful relationships he has built with members of the House, Senate, Governor’s office and the state’s executive agencies.


Mr. Anderst has nearly three decades of real estate experience in multiple disciplines. He started as a residential agent upon graduation from Idaho State University. In 1994 Mr. Anderst moved to Boise and began a career in the title and escrow industry. He led teams in various roles including Vice President for two different companies. Mr. Anderst most recently served as a National Accounts Manager for a global real-estate service company.

Mr. Anderst also spent ten years as a commercial real estate broker in the Treasure Valley. He represented a variety of corporate and institutional clients through many complex transactions. Mr. Anderst also has experience as a developer of residential condominium units in Boise. In his free time Mr. Anderst enjoys traveling, riding his Harley-Davidson, golfing and time with family and friends.


  • Idaho State University, Associates Business Management and Marketing
  • Real Estate and REALTOR® designations:
    • Graduate Residential Institute
    • Certified Commercial Investment Member


  • 2012-2020 – Member, Idaho House of Representatives
  • 2018-2020 – Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee
  • 2018-2020 – Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee
  • 2012-2020 – Member, House Revenue and Taxation Committee
  • 2012-2015 – Member, House Commerce and Human Resources Committee
  • 2015-2017 – Member, House Business Committee
  • 2017-2020 – Member, Idaho Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council
  • 2016- 2020 – Member, Integrated Resources Planning Committee, Idaho Power Company
  • 2012-2020 – Member, PNWER (Pacific Northwest Economic Region council)
  • 2005-2008 – Member, Idaho REALTORS® Legislative Committee


In addition to providing commercial real estate brokerage services in Idaho, Mr. Anderst either is or has been affiliated with the following:

  • Idaho REALTORS®
  • Snake River Building Contractors Association
  • Certified Commercial and Investment Member
  • Rotary Club of Nampa
  • Boys and Girls Club of Nampa, Board of Directors (Past Chairman)


Mr. Anderst has extensive experience as a public speaker and has instructed groups of all sizes. Mr. Anderst has debated and presented on several topics at the highest levels of Idaho’s government and is well regarded for his ability to provide committee testimony. He has also been a guest commentator on many television and radio programs.

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