The New York Observer, and it’s heavy coverage of New York City/Hamptons real estate released its annual (and obviously highly scientific research of an empirical topic):

The 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate

After a year of hard work burning the midnight oil seven days a week, I was able to move up one position to 86. Goal met. Life is good.

>It’s not clear how a real estate appraiser became one of the most visible real estate icons this side of Dolly Lenz, but when the media-savvy, Web-connected Mr. Miller speaks, New York listens. His market reports are like a quarterly Super Bowl.

Hey, I’m the only appraiser on the list.

Ok, back to work.


  1. Edd Gillespie June 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Powerful real estate appraiser. Until now that was generally considered an oxymoron. Congratulations Jonathan. Please, continue leading the way to professionalism in real estate appraising. You have followers and now we know there is at least eventual public acceptance as a reward.
    How’s that for a responsibility you may not have signed on for?

    • Jonathan J. Miller June 3, 2009 at 1:12 pm

      It never crossed my mind when I got into this line of work. It’s funny – this was made possible by dearth of neutrality that dominates the housing business.

  2. Edd Gillespie June 3, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    So. Power in the real estate industry = neutrality? Just when I was thinking unspun honesty has no currency in real estate, ever. Not only powerful and a leader, but now you’ve messed with the status quo ante I had resigned myself to.
    Keep up the good work. I can live with it.
    Why don’t you run for commissioner of US real estate appraising? I’d send a contribution, but I went broke for now by refusing cheap and fast, Fannie form mortgage appraisal assignments. If I can get paid I’ll send you a campaign contribution.

  3. Frank Gregoire June 8, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    (and obviously highly scientific research of an empirical topic) OBVIOUSLY high quality research. Keep up the great work.

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