William G. Hardin III

Academic Chairman, Dean, FIU College of Business

William Hardin is dean for the FIU College of Business (FIU Business). He is founding director of the Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate, a professor of real estate and finance and holds the Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair in Business. Hardin holds the Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) designation.

Hardin was awarded the Ricardo Medal by the American Real Estate Society in April 2018. The award represents the society’s highest recognition of scholarship and recognizes important research in real estate over at least two decades. In 2018, Hardin was selected by the International Real Estate Society for its Achievement Award which is awarded based on achievement and leadership in the real estate discipline over an extended period of time in a global context. Hardin was ranked No. 2 or No. 3 globally in the Journal of Real Estate Literature’s REAL research rankings for the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Hardin is co-editor of the Journal of Real Estate Research and is a member of the board of directors of the American Real Estate Society. He is past president, program chair and director of publications for the American Real Estate Society. He also serves on the editorial board of International Real Estate Review, the Journal of Property Research and the Journal of Housing Research and the editorial review board of The Appraisal Journal. He is past editor of the Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education.