I'm pleased to announce in this special edition of Pipeline that our campaign to recruit Dr. Norm Miller, one of the pre-eminent real estate scholars in the country, is a success! Norm formally accepted our employment offer earlier this week and will be joining the Burnham-Moores Center as a full professor and director of academic programs beginning this summer.
The hiring of Norm Miller is an important step toward the Center's goal of becoming one of the Top 10 university real estate programs in the United States within the next three to five years. Thanks to all of you for your support in helping us achieve this momentous goal. Our future could not be brighter.
Dr. Mark J. Riedy
Top Real Estate Professor to Join Burnham-Moores Center
Norm Miller, Ph.D. will be joining the Burnham-Moores Center this summer.
Nationally recognized real estate scholar Norm Miller will join USD's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate as a full professor and director of academic programs beginning this summer.
Miller has served as the director of the Real Estate Program at the University of Cincinnati since 1981 and the holder of the West Shell Jr. Professorship in Real Estate at the university since 1988. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1977 and served as an assistant professor at the University of Georgia until 1981. From 1985-86, he was the visiting chairholder at the University of Hawaii.
"I look forward to helping to take the University of San Diego's program to the next level," says Miller. "I have great confidence in the faculty, staff, students and committee members I will be working with and am excited by the opportunity that we have to tap the enormous potential of this already extraordinary program."
During his distinguished 30-year career, Miller has published widely in top academic journals and trade publications. He is co-author of the best-selling textbook for graduate level real estate courses nationwide and has lectured both domestically and globally on real estate market analysis and trends. His recent research interests include: housing market trends and mortgage risk; the impact of Hispanics on the rental market; understanding differences in regional capitalization rates; the impact of housing market price changes on the national economy; real estate investment trusts; hedge funds; global investing; development trends; and the costs and benefits of green design.
He is active on the editorial boards of several national and international journals including The Journal of Real Estate Research, The Journal of Real Estate Literature, Journal of Property Finance, The Journal of Real Estate Education, and was co-managing editor of Real Estate Finance for several years. He is the current president of the American Real Estate Society and became one of the first Distinguished Fellows of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) in 2002 as well as the primary instructor for NAIOP programs on commercial real estate development.
As a Homer Hoyt Land Use Institute faculty and board member, Miller interacts with premier academic and industry leaders in a think tank setting exploring real estate issues and trends. He also serves as the national educational consultant for the organization of Certified Commercial Investment Members of the National Association of Realtors.
He is president of the Hoyt Institute for Real Estate (HIRE), which promotes commercial real estate education and career path awareness and developed the popular Web site www.real-jobs.com, which serves as a resource for job seekers and employers in the North American commercial real estate industry. Under the auspices of HIRE, Miller also originated the Web site www.realcareers.org, which includes a range of tools for those interested in commercial real estate career advancement.
Andrew Allen, USD's interim business school dean, says that Miller's leadership stature in real estate academics and industry will go far toward helping the Burnham-Moores Center achieve national prominence.
"Norm Miller is widely respected as one of the true leaders in real estate academic circles, both nationally and internationally," Allen said. "His decision to come to the University of San Diego demonstrates the confidence he has in our already sterling real estate program, and we are thrilled to be able to add his world class credentials into the mix."
The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is committed to delivering outstanding education, industry outreach, career placement, and research services to advance socially responsible leadership in real estate.
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