Housing analyst Jonathan Miller goes to Washington

By Candace Taylor | October 20, 2010 04:30PM

Mr. Miller goes to Washington

Real estate data guru Jonathan Miller is expanding his number-crunching expertise to Washington, D.C.

Miller, the president and CEO of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers, has announced that he’ll now provide commentary and insight on real estate trends in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area through an alliance with Maryland-based Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, the largest multiple listing service in the nation.

Specifically, MRIS has tapped Miller to serve as a spokesperson for RealEstate Business Intelligence, a subsidiary of MRIS, which serves some 40,000 real estate professionals in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and parts of Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. Miller will use RBI-released data to provide analysis of the real estate market in the area.

This is the most recent in a series of new ventures for Miller, who recently announced a new series of continuing education lectures.

Miller, who produces quarterly reports for Prudential Douglas Elliman in the New York City area, said he’s not sure yet if he’ll do similar reports for MRIS, or provide information in some other format.

The RBS already has “fantastic data, very clean,” said Miller, who is originally from Bethesda, Md.

Miller’s goal will be to provide analysis of the raw numbers, much like he does for Elliman.

“What they’re looking for me to provide is a neutral observation of how the market is performing,” he said.

Miller’s unbiased approach was part of what drew the organization’s attention to Miller, the organization said.

“It is a major plus for MRIS customers to have someone of Jonathan Miller’s stature on our team,” said John Heithaus, MRIS’ chief marketing officer in a statement. “His neutral approach to analyzing data, and getting to the heart of what it tells us about market conditions supports our mission to provide real estate in real time to our customers.”