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Mail: Miller Samuel Inc. P.O. Box 1025, Darien, CT 06820
Established in 1986, Miller Samuel is a family-owned independent residential real estate appraisal and consulting company covering the New York City metro area. The firm provides residential appraisal valuations in aggregate of as much as $5 billion annually. Co-founder Jonathan Miller authors a series of widely followed market reports on residential housing markets in the New York City metro area, Downtown Boston, South Florida, Los Angeles, and Aspen, for Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The firm has provided consulting services for various multiple listing systems, government entities and real estate developers across the United States.
The company was founded by the Miller family who had a variety of real estate experience, including appraisal, development, brokerage and property management, along with a keen interest in technology. Near the end of a successful effort to raise capital to launch a real estate brokerage business in the mid-1980s, the family opted to pass on the opportunity. It was clear there was a significant void in residential appraisal expertise, so the family decided to shift direction and focus on appraising. Miller Samuel was born in Manhattan on October 1, 1986, and began to amass data to extract housing market insights not previously presented by the appraisal industry. The firm did things differently from the outset, managing information with databases and hiring and training staff appraisers rather than using independent contractors who often worked for multiple firms. During the 1980s New York City housing boom, Manhattan still did not have a traditional multiple listing system. Co-op apartments, the predominant residential housing type, were not available in the public record until 2006, so the timing was right. The firm developed propriety appraisal software before commercial alternatives were widely available and steadily expanded in size and coverage areas over the ensuing decades.