Norm Miller

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Norm Miller

Norm Miller
Professor of Real Estate

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Phone | (619) 260-7939
Office | Alcala West, Avila 110

    Professor of Real Estate

    • Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Real Estate and Finance
    • M.S. The Ohio State University, Finance
    • B.S. The Ohio State University, Real Estate and Urban Analysis

    Norm Miller is a Professor of Real Estate at the University of San Diego with the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. He was V.P. of Analytics for the CoStar Group in 2010-2011, a public commercial real estate data and market analysis company headquartered in Wash DC. He is Editor of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, a journal which he founded in 2009 with the support of CoStar. See Previously he was at the University of Cincinnati where he was Academic Director and the founder of the real estate program. He has spent time as a Visiting Faculty at Depaul and the University of Hawaii. He started his academic career at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Finance and Real Estate with a minor in City and Regional Planning. He is active on the Editorial Board of several national/international journals and is a past President of ARES, the American Real Estate Society. He served for several years on the Cincinnati Port Authority and Riverfront Advisors where he provided guidance on several public private developments, TIFs, deal structuring and economic inclusion goals.
    Dr. Miller has numerous academic articles, books and articles in trade market publications on housing, brokerage, mortgage risk, valuation, sustainable real estate and many other topics. His research on housing market analysis and forecasting spans three decades. Currently he has been organizing conferences, panels and speaking on sustainable real estate while working with CBRE and others on research exploring the payoffs from green strategies. He was a Co-founder of Collateral Intelligence, based in Massachusetts, a firm providing micro level housing market conditions forecasts and localized valuations for use in mortgage risk analysis and portfolio valuation.
    His most recent book “Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment” with Geltner, Eicholtz and Clayton is in its second edition and is the leading graduate level textbook on a global basis. Dr. Miller has lectured globally and domestically from Singapore and Thailand to Russia. He has worked extensively with various trade associations and became one of the first “Distinguished Fellows” of NAIOP in 2002 as served as one of the primary instructors for NAIOP educational programs from 1998 through 2008. He is currently a Homer Hoyt Land Use Institute Faculty and Board member, based in North Palm Beach Florida where he is involved with some premier thought leaders among academics and industry professionals in a think tank setting for annual conferences on real estate issues and trends. Currently he is involved with the Hoyt Institute for Real Estate (see, which promotes commercial real estate education and career path awareness).


    Selected Current Research

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Sah, V., Miller, N., Ghosh, B. (2013). Are Green REITs Valued More?. Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, 19 (2), 169-177, 9.

    Miller, N. (2012). The Economics of Green Retrofits. Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, 4

    Sah, V., Miller, N., Sklarz, M., Pampulov, S. (2012). Correcting for the Effects of Seasonality on Home Prices. Appraisal Journal

    Miller, N., Peng, L., Sklarz, M. (2011). The Economic Impact of Anticipated House Price Changes - Evidence from Home Sales. Journal of Real Estate Economics, Vol. 3 (No. 2), 345-378.

    Tu, C., Miller, N., Pogue, D., Saville, J. (2010). The Operations and Management of Green Buildings in the U.S.. Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, 2 (1), 51-66.

    Miller, N., Peng, L., Sklarz, M. (2009). House Prices and Economic Growth. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 4 (No. 4), 522-541.

    Miller, N., Pogue, D., , . (2009). Green Buildings and Productivity. Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, Vol. 1 (No. 1), 65-89.

    Miller, N. (2008). Does Green Pay Off?. Journal of Real Estate Portfolfio Management, 14

    Miller, N. Idiosyncratic Voltaility and the Housing Market. Journal of Housing Research, 17 (1)

    Miller, N. Integrating Real Estate Market Conditions Into Home Price Forecasting Systems. Journal of Housing Research

    Miller, N. “Price Volume Correlation in the Housing Market: Causality and Co-movements” . Journal of Real Estate Economics and Finance

    Miller, N., , L. House Prices and Economic Growth . Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics

    Miller, N., Choi, E. Explaining LEED Concentration: Effects of Public Policy and Political Party. Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, 3

    Miller, N., Rauterkus, S. Residential Land Values and Walkability. Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, 3

    Sah, V., Miller, N., Sklarz, M., Pampulov, S. Is there Seasonality in Home Prices – Evidence from CBSAs. Journal of Housing Research

    Book, Textbook-New

    Miller, N. Mortgage Mathematics and Financial Tables.

    Book, Scholarly-New

    Miller, N. (2009). Commercial Real Estate Career Education and Research Guide. The Hoyt Group (2nd Edition)

    Miller, N. The Complete Guide to Mortgage Mathematics.