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Allen, Tim (Ph.D., CCIM)

Eminent Scholar
Department of Finance & Economics

LH 2303

    Tim Allen joined the faculty of the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University as the Alico Corporation Chair in Financial Management and Planning and Eminent Scholar in 2012. He holds a doctorate degree in Real Estate Finance and Economics from the University of Georgia and was previously on faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the College of Charleston. In addition to teaching finance and real estate courses at FGCU, he serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals, maintains an active academic research agenda, and operates a private appraisal, brokerage, and consulting practice. His private consulting practice focuses on providing detailed market research and statistical/econometric analysis to assist individuals, corporations, and state and federal government agencies in their financial decision-making processes regarding corporate financial management and real estate acquisition, disposition, litigation, valuation, system evaluation, and political lobbying decisions. His experience includes analysis of office, retail, industrial, hotel/resort, residential, agricultural, recreational, billboards, and vacant land properties and development projects.

    Since beginning his career in 1989, Professor Allen has published more than 100 academic writings, including journal articles, textbooks, white papers, etc. His work has appeared in Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Real Estate Economics, Financial Review, Journal of Housing Research, International Real Estate Review, The Appraisal Journal, Journal of Real Estate Literature, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, Financial Decisions, Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, Journal of Financial Education, Managerial Finance, and other outlets. More than 60 of Professor Allen’s research papers have been presented at conferences around the world, including those held by the American Real Estate Society, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, the National Alliance of Highway Beautification Agencies, the Southern Finance Association, the Academy of Finance and Economics, the Eastern Finance Association, and the World Conference on Transportation Research.

    Professor Allen is a Florida State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, a Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker, a CCIM designee, a Certified Argus® Specialist, a member of the Urban Land Institute, a graduate of the ULI Sustainability Institute, a member of the American Real Estate Society, a member of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and the Chief Apiarist at Estero Microfarm LLC.   


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