His Commercial Real Estate Development experience includes coordination of over thirty projects from initial planning and acquisition through all aspect of the development project: planning, design, zoning and permitting, consultant selection (Architects & Engineers), bid supervision and contract negotiation as well as construction supervision to final punch-list and tenant turnover.
Doug joined Excell Fund in the Spring of 2004. His role as a Development Manager focuses on the company’s projects in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Indiana.
Acting as the owners representative, Doug has completed projects for numerous national tenants such as : Burger King, Radio Shack, Fashion Bug, Block Buster, Long John Silver’s, Subway and others. Prior to full time involvement in Commercial Real Estate development Doug spent over ten years in various development capacities in the franchising industry with companies such as Arby’s, Insty-Prints, Burger King and AFC (franchisor of Popeye’s and Church’s Chicken restaurants). During that period he was responsible for the generation of over seventy five new franchise groups and the subsequent development of over two hundred new unit commitments. His experience includes managing a company development group with sales managers, field development managers, store planning and drafting personnel.