Jonathan Miller is President and CEO of Miller Samuel Inc., a real estate appraisal and consulting firm he co-founded in 1986. He is a state-certified real estate appraiser in New York and Connecticut, performing court testimony as an expert witness in various local, state and federal courts. He holds the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designations. He is an Appraiser “A” Member of the Real Estate Board of New York and the former two-term President of RAC, a premier appraisal organization whose members focus on complex residential properties for relocation, litigation support, testimony and reviews.
Miller Samuel provides appraisal services on roughly $5 billion worth of property per year in the New York City metropolitan area. He is also co-founder of Miller Cicero, LLC, a commercial real estate valuation firm that covers the same market area.
He is the author of a series of market reports considered the “report of record” covering the New York City metropolitan area, South Florida, Los Angeles and Aspen that are relied on by the media, financial institutions and government agencies including the Federal Reserve, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the NYC Office of Management and Budget and others. He co-authored a research paper for NYU School of Law and the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy titled The Condominium v. Cooperative Puzzle: An Empirical Analysis of Housing in New York City, published in 2007 by the Journal of Legal Studies at the University of Chicago. He also developed pending home sale indices for the Washington, D.C. metro and Baltimore, Maryland metro areas on behalf of MRIS, one of the largest MLS systems in the U.S.
Mr. Miller serves on the New York City Mayor’s Economic Advisory Panel representing the residential real estate sector and the New York State Budget Division Economic Advisory Board. He has participated in studies on valuation issues with academic institutions including New York University, Princeton University, Columbia University, and Baruch College. He participated and co-authored a research paper as part of an Urban Land Institue Advisory Services Resilience Panel in Norfolk, VA.
Jonathan is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in the Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) Program at Columbia University teaching market analysis. Mr. Miller is also a New York State Real Estate Instructor for both qualifying and continuing education courses as well as a New York State Real Estate Appraiser Instructor for both qualifying certified general and continuing education courses.
He is a well-regarded real estate commentator, covering U.S. and regional housing issues in print and digital media including The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, AP, CNBC, CNN, ABC, The Real Deal, Crain’s New York Business and others. From 2009-2012 he interviewed a wide variety of housing and economic experts for his podcast, The Housing Helix with Jonathan Miller. Since March 2015, he has been the author of Housing Notes, a free weekly newsletter that provides unique insights into the real estate vertical. This effort largely replaced his award-winning Matrix Blog. Mr. Miller provided a monthly chart for his Economic Spotlight series for Crain’s New York from 2003-2009. He provided Manhattan housing data by zip code for the New York Times website from 2003-2017. Mr. Miller provides market data to The Real Deal’s Market Data Book since 2007; to Crain’s New York Business Market Facts since 2005; to the Downtown Alliance since 2012. His firm powers three Manhattan Luxury Sales Price Indices and three Manhattan Luxury Rental Price Indices for Bloomberg Markets. He was a columnist for Bloomberg View from 2014 to 2015 and wrote his Three Cents Worth column for various sites across the Curbed Network on Vox, the neighborhood and real estate site blog from 2004 to 2016.
Some distinctions awarded Mr. Miller include:
• Referred to as “Appraiser Extraordinaire” by Forbes.
• Named “Best Online Real Estate Expert” by Money Magazine.
• Declared the “Most Trusted Man in NYC real estate” by The Observer.
• Named one of “The Best Finance People on Twitter” by Business Insider.
• Selected as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Real Estate 3 times by The New York Observer.
• Recognized for “Keeping the Industry Honest” by The New York Post.
• Named one of the 20 Biggest Power Players in NYC Real Estate by The New York Post.
• Recognized by Inman News as one of the top 25 most influential U.S. real estate bloggers and his blog, Matrix, was voted one of the top five U.S. real estate blogs.
• His Matrix blog was named a top five real estate endustry b2b site in the Swanepoel Trends Report.
Last Updated: September 5, 2019