Faculty/Staff

Ronald Rutherford

Ronald Rutherford

Professor
rrutherford@usf.edu
Room: BSN 3127
Phone: (813) 974-3629
Fax: (813) 974-3084
Vita

Ronald Rutherford, a professor in the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance, holds the Bank of America Endowed Professorship. His teaching interests include real estate finance, corporate finance, capital budgeting/valuation, real estate principles, real estate investments and financial modeling.

Rutherford, who was ranked as the 22nd leading real estate researcher in the world by the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, has published scores of research articles during his career. His research productivity also ranked sixth among the top 50 authors publishing in core real estate, according to the Journal of Real Estate Literature. He has published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Real Estate Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and the Journal of Real Estate Research, among others.

Rutherford holds five degrees: a PhD in real estate and an MBA from the University of Georgia, a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Arizona, a master's degree in psychology and a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Valdosta State College. He previously held the E.J. Burke, Jr. Endowed Chair at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and has taught at the University of Texas, Arlington, and Georgia Southern University.

Teaching

  • Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Decisions

Recent Research

  • Co-Listing Strategies: Better Transaction Outcomes?  Marcus T. Allen, Justin D. Benefield and Ronald Rutherford, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Accepted for publication - July 26, 2021. 

  • Limited Service Brokerage: Making Sense of an Anomaly.  Jessica M. Rutherford, Ronald Rutherford, Thomas M. Springer and Joseph E. Mohr.  Journal of Real Estate Research, Oct-Dec 2018, Vol. 40, Issue 4, 551-596.  

  • Impact of Investors in Distressed Housing Markets.  Marcus T. Allen, Jessica Rutherford, Ronald Rutherford and Abdullah Yavas.  The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, May 2018, vol. 56, issue 4, 622-652.

  • The Subsequent Market Value of Former REO Properties. Jessica Rutherford, Ronald Rutherford, Elizabeth Strom and Lei Wedge.  Real Estate Economics, July 2017, Vol. 45, No. 3, 713-760. 

  • Effects of Real Estate Brokers’ Marketing Strategies: Public Open Houses, Broker Open Houses, MLS Virtual Tours, and MLS Photographs.  Marcus T. Allen, Anjelita Cadena, Jessica Rutherford and Ronald Rutherford. Journal of Real Estate Research, 2015, Vol. 37, No. 3, 343-369. 

Service

  • Member, Financial Management Association
  • Member, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
  • Member, American Real Estate Society