co-founder

Clark Knippers

Clark Knippers is CEO and founder of Foremark Real Estate Services. Foremark provides national real estate and development services for growing restaurant, retail and entertainment companies. Foremark is part of a collective of affiliated companies that includes READY Constructions Services and Palio Partners, a preferred development company also founded by Clark in 2006. In his 21-year career in a private company plus the nine years he spent leading the corporate real estate team at Brinker International, Clark has been involved in more than 1,000 projects in 43 of the continental United States.

Clark is a member of the Board of Directors for Boy Scouts of America Circle Ten. 

Executive Vice President

Doug Alcott

Doug Alcott joined Foremark in 1999 as a partner and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Real Estate.

Doug offers Foremark clients a thorough understanding of the expansion process for restaurant and entertainment brands,  from strategic planning through new store opening. Doughas vast national real estate knowledge and has completed real estate transactions in 40 states and internationally. . He has participated in multiple expansion programs including those of Chili’s, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, On the Border, Maggiano’s, Mimi’s Cafe, Corner Bakery, Chuck E. Cheese’s, Fleming’s Prime Steak House and Wine Bar, Roy’s of Hawaii, Miller’s Ale House, Chuy’s, Main Event, Old Chicago, Grub Burger Bar and California Pizza Kitchen.

Doug was employed by Brinker International from 1988 to 1998. As Vice President of Real Estate from 1994 to 1996, he was responsible for the wide range of corporate real estate needs for its multi-concept portfolio. As Vice President of Development for Corner Bakery, from 1996 to 1998, Doug oversaw all facets of the real estate, development, and construction process for that emerging concept.

Doug received his B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1984. Doug has three children and three grandchildren.