Trend Czar

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Jonathan D. Miller

A marketing communication strategist who turned to real estate analysis, Jonathan D. Miller is a foremost interpreter of 21st citistate futures – cities and suburbs alike – seen through the lens of lifestyles and market realities.


For more than 20 years (1992-2013), Miller authored Emerging Trends in Real Estate, the leading commercial real estate industry outlook report, published annually by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).  He has lectures frequently on trends in real estate, including the future of America's major 24-hour urban centers and sprawling suburbs. He also has been author of ULI’s annual forecasts on infrastructure and its What’s Next? series of forecasts. On a weekly basis, he writes the Trendczar blog for GlobeStreet.com, the real estate news website.


Outside his published forecasting work, Miller is a prominent communications/institutional investor-marketing strategist and partner in Miller Ryan LLC, helping corporate clients develop and execute branding and communications programs. He led the re-branding of GMAC Commercial Mortgage to Capmark Financial Group Inc. and he was part of the management team that helped build Equitable Real Estate Investment Management, Inc. (subsequently Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, Inc.) into the leading real estate advisor to pension funds and other real institutional investors. He joined the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S. in 1981, moving to Equitable Real Estate in 1984 as head of Corporate/Marketing Communications. In the 1980's he managed relations for several of the country's most prominent real estate developments including New York's Trump Tower and the Equitable Center. 


Earlier in his career, Miller was a reporter for Gannett Newspapers. He is a member of the Citistates Group and a board member of NYC Outward Bound Schools and the Center for Employment Opportunities.

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It's on target to point pressure for deficit reduction. We need to look more broadly for places to reduce. The military and Soc. Security will be looked at hard in the upcoming years. I don't know how govt. entities rachet down public pensions after commitments have been made to their employees.
Posted by Vance M | Tuesday, July 06 2010 at 4:15PM ET
Bottom line is; the economy cannot get traction with the uncertainity created by this administration.Tax increases, Cap and trade, financial reform,immigration discord, Obama care, out of touch legislators, out of control spending, real unemployment at 17%! Not exactly a receipe for a recovery. This administration does not get it. There is a price to be paid for change we can choke on. Business creates jobs not a bunch of Chicago style politicians taking the precinct strong arm tactics to the national scene. Fasten your seat belts this president is on a roll. Pray he is made irrelevant in November!
Posted by g schecher | Tuesday, July 13 2010 at 5:48PM ET