Norm Miller

Norm Miller

Ernest W. Hahn Chair of Real Estate Finance at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Busines / Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate


Norm Miller is the Ernest W. Hahn Chair of Real Estate Finance at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Business and is affiliated with the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. He has served as a professor at USD since the fall of 2007. For much of his academic career Miller served as academic and real estate center director at the University of Cincinnati and had one-year visits at DePaul University and the University of Hawaii, and three years at the University of Georgia, where he started his career. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from the Ohio State University.

Miller has published a vast number of academic research papers, books, and articles for trade publications on housing, brokerage, mortgage risk, valuation, forecasting sustainable real estate, workplace trends, and many other topics.

Miller is active on the Editorial Board of several national/international journals and is a past president of the American Real Estate Society (ARES). Known for his pioneering work on the economics of green and sustainable real estate, Miller was the founding editor of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and is currently editor emeritus. He worked as V.P. of Analytics at CoStar, and is a research principal with Collateral Analytics. He is also on the advisory boards of Pathfinders, Measurabl, Surefield and Verdani. His book, “Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment,” co-written with David Geltner of MIT, is in its third edition and is the leading graduate real estate textbook in the world.

Miller is currently a Homer Hoyt Land Use Institute faculty and board member, where he is involved with premier thought leaders among academics and industry professionals in a think tank setting.

Miller is a recipient a vast number of awards, including:

Armstrong/Kahn Award, The Appraisal Journal, 2018

James A. Graaskamp Award, ARES, 2015

University Professor, 2013

Ratcliff Award, ARES, 2013

NAIOP Distinguished Fellow, 2001-2013

NAIOP Impact Award, 2004

Miller can be reached at [email protected] and his personal website at www.normmiller.net where research papers and other information can be reviewed and downloaded.