Jonathan D. Miller

Executive Bio

Jonathan Miller is a partner and co-owner of Miller Ryan LLC, a strategic marketing communications consulting firm to the financial services and real estate industries. Miller has more than 25 years of communications and marketing experience in the real estate industry, counseling many leading executives. For the past 15 years he has also authored Emerging Trends in Real Estate, the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) premier annual industry forecast and speaks extensively on suburban and urban issues. He is also author of ULI's Infrastructure 2008: A Global Perspectives, a major analysis on the looming changes facing the

U.S. on infrastructure and land use issues. He has led marketing/communications teams at Equitable Real Estate, Lend Lease, and GMAC Commercial Mortgage (Capmark Finance), overseeing re-branding programs for those firms as well as for COMPASS, Boston Financial and Amresco when they were acquired by Lend Lease. He has extensive crisis communications and corporate-change experience. Miller graduated with honors from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and earned a law degree cum laude from American University. Contact Jonathan Miller.

  • Stretching (or Over-reaching) on Deals

    Having trouble putting money out, sustaining a decent yield? Who isn’t? It’s been a consistent theme too much capital chasing too little quality real estate product, and the smart money is holding onto stabilized, core product in the top-tier, 24-hour markets. So investment managers and private equity players find themselves stretching—their investment parameters, the range of markets they consider, the property types they seek, and the ultimate deals they do—to keep their clients and partners happy,…

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  • New York’s Condo Reach: How Much is Too Much?

    Marble and granite may still be in favor as part of the executive suite, only now its in kitchen countertops and shower-bathroom accommodations rather than in vast entrance lobbies and curtain walls.

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  • Economy Peaking?

    Jonathan D. Miller recaps the prevailing economic trends, five years into the recovery...

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  • The Core Portfolio Manager Dilemma--Take The Money And Run?

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  • Take Off the Blinders

    Facebook's recently purchased a virtual reality goggle company. Are they putting the blinders on everyone else?

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  • The So Uncool Burbs

    The use of public transit hit its highest level since 1956, Sbarros is bankrupt, JC Penney and Sears woes continue...with its base seemingly dwindling, what will happen to the suburban mall?

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  • Paris Theme Park

    Europe essentially remains in the doldrums, and the French economy begins to look more like Italy’s or Spain’s and less like Germany’s, while the Germans feel the drag of the rest of the region.

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  • No Free Ride

    High speed rail in the United States continues to go nowhere fast…

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  • Precious Water

    Back East we’re freezing and snow covered. Out West, we’re getting thirstier…

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  • Following the Money

    Coming out of 2013, the big institutional core real estate funds reportedly are scoring handsome low-to- mid-teens annualized returns, continuing an excellent run. Concentrating investments in the major urban areas has been paying off as capital continues to flood into these markets, creating cap rate compression in an ongoing low interest rate environment. Over the last several years, apartments had a nice spike, now industrial real estate is taking over, Class A office in the best submarkets generates NOI growth off renter demand for flexible and sustainable space, and those good old fortress malls continue to score, attracting all the top retailers, who winnow positions in lesser shopping centers.

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