Faculty Publications

Norm Miller

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Real Estate


With the built environment contributing almost half of global greenhouse emissions, there is a pressing need for the property and real estate discipline to thoroughly investigate sustainability concerns. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Real Estate brings together the latest research of leading academics globally, demonstrating the nature and extent of the impact as well as suggesting means of mitigating humankind's impact and building resilience. Four sections examine the different aspects of sustainable real estate: governance and policy, valuation, investment and finance, management, redevelopment and adaptation.

Covering all land uses from residential to commercial, retail and industrial, the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Real Estate is an exciting mixture of received wisdom and emerging ideas and approaches from both the developed and developing world. Academics, upper-level students and researchers will find this book an essential guide to the very best of sustainable real estate research.


Norm Miller is the Hahn Chair of Real Estate Finance at the University of San Diego (USD) and affiliated with USD’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. He works with the FDIC, DOJ, and Collateral Analytics developing real estate analytic products and tools to support financial institutions, institutional and investors. He was Vice President of Analytics for the CoStar Group, a leading commercial real estate data and market analysis company. Prior to joining USD, he was Academic Director and the founder of the real estate program at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.

Miller has published numerous academic articles, books and articles in trade market publications on housing, brokerage, mortgage risk, valuation, sustainable real estate and many other topics. His most recent book “Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment” with David Geltner at MIT, is in its third edition and is the world’s leading graduate level real estate textbook. He has lectured around the world from France to Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand and Russia. He has worked extensively with various trade associations and became one of the first “Distinguished Fellows” of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). He is currently a Homer Hoyt Land Use Institute Faculty and Board member.

Contact Information

Email: nmiller@sandiego.edu
Phone: (619) 260-7939