BUTLER LEADERSHIP TEAM

Deborah Butler, President

Deborah Butler was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. The daughter of founding developer S. Clark Butler, Deborah joined her father in business in the early 1980s. From marketing and leasing to design, finance and development, Deborah has performed nearly every role in the organization. In addition to developing and managing several large multifamily residential projects in the city, together they developed the one million square feet of retail known as Butler Plaza. After her father’s passing in 2008, Deborah continued the vision for expansion–relocating the big box stores off the premium Archer Road frontage and building out the back of the 267-acre property into Butler North, now a successfully leased power center with its own main thoroughfare. This move made way for the development of 350 thousand square feet of the regions first open-air retail and mixed-use project—Butler Town Center. Deborah holds a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in History, a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida, and her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has also spent significant time traveling and studying in Europe. She is an active community leader and member of numerous organizations and causes, and currently serves as Board Member of UF’s Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, past two-term President UF’s Phillips Center for Performing Arts-among many others.

Deborah Sayers, Accounts Payable

Deborah is an accounting professional with over 20 years of experience in finance and credit management with large organizations such as Lowes Home Stores and Cox Lumber Company. Her extensive background in corporate credit reporting, accounts receivable, inventory control and bank reconciliations is further supplemented by several years of experience in customer service and retail management. As the manager of A/P at Butler Enterprises, Deborah is responsible for all insurance certificates, tax forms, reconciliations of related accounts, and timely vendor payment management across multiple Butler entities.
 
 

Mary Reichardt, Corporate Director of Marketing

With over 15 years of experience in branding, PR and marketing Mary Reichardt specializes in driving sales success through market awareness and consumer engagement. Her background includes marketing a local Gainesville startup to its success as a global brand. She has worked directly under the corporate founder to create a household brand through campaigns and work with QVC, various global retailers and national media such as Vogue Magazine, Women’s World and WSJ. She was instrumental in the process of soliciting investors, helping the company scale to $70 million in revenue and seeing the company to acquisition. She then served as the county-wide director of marketing for the tourism development office where she developed an in-depth understanding of the market, and traveled the world from New York to Berlin, Germany promoting the area. At Butler Enterprises she develops all marketing strategy, directs the branding, supports all leasing efforts and maintains all reporting and budgeting. She specializes in digital and social media, and is a primary point of contact for all over 120 tenants.

Nancy Baker, Director of Lease Administration

Nancy started her career in retail development in Houston, Texas where she was a licensed broker and spent over 20 years in leasing and property management—diversifying into retail tenant rep in the late 1980s. She spent the next 15 years in lease administration management for national organizations like Pearl Vision/Sears Optical, Lesco and John Deere, and Jo-Ann stores overseeing CAM reconciliations, lease renewals and staff management. She has extensive experience with leasing database systems, real estate accounting systems and legal collaboration. Now Director of Lease Administration for Butler Enterprises, Nancy manages all the lease administration for over 100 tenants and abstraction into the real estate accounting system, assisting with Tenant defaults, and acting as tenant liaison from pre-construction process to opening.
 

Jerry Jones, Director of Operations

Jerry Jones joined Butler Enterprises in 2000 bringing over three decades of experience in retail, office and shopping center management. He has held leadership roles all over the country with several major developers including May Company Centers, JMB, and General Growth Properties, a publicly traded REIT listed on the NYSC as GGP. Since that time, he has seen and adapted to many changes in the shopping center business included the advancement of public REITs (real estate investment trusts) and industry consolidation. During his 18 years at Butler Enterprises, Jerry has led the organization in various areas of extreme growth, assisting in the management of all holdings of Butler Enterprises. He currently holds a CSM and received his Bachelor’s Degree from SE Missouri State University.

Deborah Sayers, Accounts Payable

Deborah is an accounting professional with over 20 years of experience in finance and credit management with large organizations such as Lowes Home Stores and Cox Lumber Company. Her extensive background in corporate credit reporting, accounts receivable, inventory control and bank reconciliations is further supplemented by several years of experience in customer service and retail management. As the manager of A/P at Butler Enterprises, Deborah is responsible for all insurance certificates, tax forms, reconciliations of related accounts, and timely vendor payment management across multiple Butler entities.

Mary Reichardt, Corporate Director of Marketing

With over 15 years of experience in branding, PR and marketing Mary Reichardt specializes in driving sales success through market awareness and consumer engagement. Her background includes marketing a local Gainesville startup to its success as a global brand. She has worked directly under the corporate founder to create a household brand through campaigns and work with QVC, various global retailers and national media such as Vogue Magazine, Women’s World and WSJ. She was instrumental in the process of soliciting investors, helping the company scale to $70 million in revenue and seeing the company to acquisition. She then served as the county-wide director of marketing for the tourism development office where she developed an in-depth understanding of the market, and traveled the world from New York to Berlin, Germany promoting the area. At Butler Enterprises she develops all marketing strategy, directs the branding, supports all leasing efforts and maintains all reporting and budgeting. She specializes in digital and social media, and is a primary point of contact for all over 120 tenants.

Nancy Baker, Director of Lease Administration

Nancy started her career in retail development in Houston, Texas where she was a licensed broker and spent over 20 years in leasing and property management—diversifying into retail tenant rep in the late 1980s. She spent the next 15 years in lease administration management for national organizations like Pearl Vision/Sears Optical, Lesco and John Deere, and Jo-Ann stores overseeing CAM reconciliations, lease renewals and staff management. She has extensive experience with leasing database systems, real estate accounting systems and legal collaboration. Now Director of Lease Administration for Butler Enterprises, Nancy manages all the lease administration for over 100 tenants and abstraction into the real estate accounting system, assisting with Tenant defaults, and acting as tenant liaison from pre-construction process to opening.