Douglas B. Pichard co-founded Clarion Consulting in 1997 to best provide corporate retail clients the highly specialized and comprehensive real estate, and financial services that compose Clarion’s practice.
Doug’s career started with IBM and after nine years in marketing and management positions, his real estate career began in 1985. For the next seven years Doug completed a wide variety of transactions throughout the country, representing corporate clients. In 1993, recognizing a need and a business niche, Doug introduced what became Clarion’s unique services. He co-directed the practice at a consulting firm that was then acquired by a Big Five accounting firm in 1995.
Mr. Pichard is responsible for the strategy, oversight and management of Clarion Consulting. With invaluable input from clients, associates, shopping center owners and their advisors, he has guided the expansion and refinement of the firm’s services over the years. He has directed hundreds of projects in over 40 states providing hundreds of millions of dollars in savings and hundreds of other value-added benefits for the firm’s clients.
Doug graduated from the University of Colorado, with a major in History and a minor in Business. He received an Executive MBA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been devoted to Children’s Hospital of Orange County, having served in many capacities and on the Board for 16 years.