Richard W. Courts IV earned his bachelor's degree in finance from the Terry College in 1995. Courts joined Carter, an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm, immediately after graduation. He now serves as a vice president in Carter's transaction services group as an office tenant representative for corporate clients, where he is consistently one of the firm's top five producers. Courts is a life member and Phoenix award recipient of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club and is a past chairman of the ACBR Young Council of Realtors.
Courts' civic involvement includes Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the Woodruff Arts Center, the Technology Association of Georgia, the Georgia Biomedical Partnership and Christ Church of Atlanta. Courts is a past board member of the Buckhead YMCA. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Fox Theater and The East Lake Foundation, and he chairs the board of Odyssey. As a member of the Terry College Alumni Board, Courts chairs the alumni task force for the college's Terry Third Thursday speaker series in Atlanta.