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Housing Notes is Jonathan Miller’s weekly narrative of the housing economy, focusing on what seems to be most important, relevant, or ridiculous.

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). 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.

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Miller Samuel provides appraisal services on roughly $5 billion worth of property per year in the New York City metropolitan area.

Mr. Miller is the author of a series of market reports considered the “report of record” covering the New York City metropolitan area, Boston, Florida, Southern California, 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 developed pending home sale indices for the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metro areas and Central Pennsylvania on behalf of Bright MLS, one of the largest multiple listing 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 in and co-authored a research paper as part of the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services.

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 qualifying and continuing education courses and a New York State Real Estate Appraiser Instructor for qualifying certified general and continuing education courses.