Commercial uses of endowment trust lands include leasing for six sectors:
- Commercial office/retail
- Energy resources
- Communications sites
- Military facilities
- Industrial facilities
- Commercial recreation
The IDL manages six developed commercial office/retail properties, one self-storage property and six detached parking lots in downtown Boise, two office/retail properties in Idaho Falls, and one industrial property in Heyburn.
Commercial energy resource leasing opportunities such as geothermal, wind and solar have diversified the use of endowment trust land assets beyond traditional uses. There is currently one wind energy lease in place and in production on state endowment trust lands.