Jim Wittman Chief Operations Officer


“Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. “

-Thomas Edison

​Jim Wittman joined Hutton as Chief Operating Officer in 2021, bringing his knowledge and expertise in operating and developing multi-tenant properties, redevelopment of shopping centers, leasing and managed retail operations. Prior to joining Hutton, Jim spent 21 years at Regency properties helping to quadruple the size of the enterprise. He is most proud of the great people he has mentored and developed over the years. In May 2019, he received the Excellence in Mentoring Award from ICSC foundation. Jim holds professional designations in the real estate industry as a Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX), Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS), Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP), and the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) title. Jim serves on various committees and boards both in his professional life and volunteering.

Jim is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington where he earned a BS in Business Economics. In January 2020, he was presented with the Bicentennial Medal from Indiana University, which was given for his distinctive service to the university.