Richard Buttimer

Dean Richard Buttimer
Dean, Belk College of Business

Richard Buttimer has built a strong record of success with broad-based experiences as a leader, researcher and educator operating in urban business schools.  He joined the Belk College of Business as dean on July 1, 2024, following four years as dean of the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He is noted for leadership in interdisciplinary research and collaborative partnerships. Before joining UNF in 2020, Buttimer was the John Crosland, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Real Estate and Development at UNC Charlotte and also served the Belk College as senior associate dean, associate dean for faculty and research, director of the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate and in other leadership roles. Earlier in his career, he was the Gould/Mayfield Scholar in Real Estate and director of the real estate master’s degree program at the University of Texas at Arlington. He also has served on the Board of Directors for the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

  • Ph.D., University of Georgia Terry College of Business
  • BBA, University of Georgia Terry College of Business
  • Mortgage finance
  • Real estate development
  • Housing markets
  • Financial Derivatives