Day in the Life: Jack Clark

Red Oak Realty president, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. chairman, maintains a full schedule, but carves out time for Kaitlyn, Kristi, Pebbles the dog, and Harry Potter.

6:30 a.m.: Wake-up call from Kaitlyn’s (my daughter who is 9 years old) Disney-themed alarm clock. Good mornings to Kaitlyn and Kristi (my wife) and a quick walk with our dog, Pebbles.

7:30 a.m.: Leave the house in Southlake to drop Kaitlyn at school. Pick up my morning coffee at Starbucks (a triple venti soy latte) to get me through the commute. Listen to KLTY when Kaitlyn is in the car and Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket the rest of the way.

8:30 a.m.: Arrive at the office in downtown Fort Worth. Quick tour through the office to say hello and to my desk to start the day. Mornings are spent reviewing new and ongoing leasing deals with co-workers, discussing our marketing strategy and opportunities for new business, making phone calls and returning emails.

11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m.: Lunchtime is spent attending Board Meetings (BOMA, Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, Child Study Center), meeting with current and prospective clients, catching up with a friend or a quick sandwich at my desk. Afternoons are similar to the mornings, but I focus more on the operations side of our business rather than the marketing/leasing. The phone calls and emails do not slow down, but I don’t mind. Additionally, I have monthly and/or quarterly board meetings for Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. (my term as chairman ends in April 2017) and Near Southside Inc.

5:15 p.m.: Leave the office and start the commute back to Southlake. If I’m not home by 6, the girls have dinner without me, and I get cold leftovers. My typical commute home has me on the phone returning calls I missed during the day, catching up with friends and a call to my mom and dad at least once a week.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Dinner with the family. We spend this time discussing everyone’s activities for the day and plans for tomorrow.

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Begin the nightly adventure of getting Kaitlyn ready for bedtime. Part of this adventure includes reading time together. We finished the first two Harry Potter books together, she read books three and four without me! Hopefully we can get through book five together. Eight-thirty is lights out!

8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Downtime with Kristi talking about family activities before her bedtime.

9 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.: I catch up on sports (Mavericks and Rangers are my favorites), take Pebbles for a walk, pay bills and relax in my office. Bed time is 11:30 for me.