The New York Observer, with it’s new ownership, has devoted the back portion of its publication to real estate coverage which has a lot of good stuff and has garnered a lot of attention in the process. One way to do this is to publish a list…

Here’s the list
The 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate

I made 87th, which is both flattering and surreal since the diversity and quality of accomplishments runs the spectrum. So I think this is a good thing? Hey, I am the only appraiser on the list.

Jonathan Miller
President and CEO of Miller Samuel
His huge market reports for Elliman can stir up exhilaration or dread about the state of the city, the kind of thing that makes or breaks a bubble. Plus, his firm did $5 billion in Manhattan evaluations last year, which means there’s a relatively good chance he’s appraised you.

My profile is one of the few without a picture, but they use my eye in the center of the cover of today’s paper (inside the first “0” of “The 100”). 😉

Spoken like an 87th ranked individual…

Ok, back to work.


3 Responses to “Ranked 87th, I’ll Take It”

  1. Is the feeling like that of a law student making the “Law Review”.

    Jonathan, if you don’t mind my saying so, that’s awesome!

    (I’ve been one of your lurking readers for a while and I thought I needed to voice myself here and share in the excitement)

  2. Thanks Ricardo! It’s always fun, but dangerous to start believing the headlines.

  3. jim says:

    Congratulations! To be honest, I had no idea who you were 🙂

    (I’m not a big RE person, more into personal finance… but perhaps one day 🙂 )