Advisory Board Member

Howard B. Gutman

Gutman Photo President, The Lutgert Companies
4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. North
Naples, FL 34103
(239) 261-6100
Email (howard at

  • Board member since: 2006
  • UF alumnus: Undergrad, Accounting, 1976.
  • Location: Ft. Myers area.
  • Real estate role:
    • Developer
  • Bio: Howard B. Gutman is President of The Lutgert Companies, where he has served in various roles for 35 years. The Lutgert Companies is a privately owned diversified real estate company. Their developments include golf course communities, shopping centers, office buildings and 23 luxury high-rise condominiums. The company’s residential real estate division consists of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and Signature Sotheby’s International Realty, which operate 12 brokerage offices in Southwest Florida, from Sarasota to Naples and Marco Island. Lutgert holdings also include Lutgert Insurance, Lutgert Title, and Premier Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Gutman serves on the boards of TIB Financial Corp., TIB Bank, the Collier County Advisory Board of the University of Florida Foundation and the Collier County Winged Foot Athletic Scholarship Foundation. He also serves on the advisory board for the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida as a member of the Executive Committee. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a former Collier County Advisory Board Member of Northern Trust Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, as are his wife, 3 children, daughter-in-law and son-in-law. The Gutman Family is very proud of their combined 10 UF degrees.
  • Board activity:
    • Finance Committee, 2007-current