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John Cicero MAI, CRE, FRICS

John Cicero is a founder and Managing Principal of Miller Cicero, LLC. With 30 years of commercial appraisal experience, Mr. Cicero is also responsible for assigning, managing and reviewing appraisals prepared by his professional staff. He holds general certification in the states of New York and New Jersey, and is is  a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYAFAH). Prior to the formation of Miller Cicero, LLC, he was employed as a Vice President and manager of a national appraisal firm in their New York City office. From 1989 through 1992 he was Vice President in Chemical Bank’s Market Analysis and Valuation Group, where has was responsible for reviewing appraisals prepared for the Bank, and acting as an in-house consultant on valuation-related matters. He has extensive experience with a wide variety of commercial property including multi-family buildings, affordable housing, apartment houses, office buildings, retail property, blocks of unsold co-ops and condos, industrial/warehouse buildings, vacant land and special-use property.  Mr. Cicero has been admitted as an expert witness in the Supreme Court of the State of New York County of New York, Westchester County Supreme Court, New York City Surrogate’s Court and the American Arbitration Association. He holds the following professional designations:

  • MAI, Member of the Appraisal Institute CRE,
  • Counselor of Real Estate FRICS,
  • Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Former affiliations include: Director of the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens Progress of People’s Development Corp. (POP), a not-for-profit corporation that develops and manages affordable housing in those boroughs; adjunct assistant professor at New York University’s Master of Science in Real Estate program; Advisory Committee for the NYU Furman Center Preservation Data Project, a 3-year project funded by the Macarthur Foundation committed to creating a central database of all affordable rental housing in New York City;  Board of Directors for the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.  Mr. Cicero received a post-graduate diploma in Real Estate Investment and Analysis from New York University’s Real Estate Institute, and his BA degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He maintains continuing education through seminars throughout the region on an on-going basis. Download his contact information as a vcard

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Jonathan J. Miller CRE, CRP

Jonathan Miller is a co-founder and managing principal of Miller Cicero, LLC, as well as co-founder and President/CEO of Miller Samuel Inc., a leading real estate appraisal and consulting firm he co-founded in 1986. Miller Samuel provides appraisal and consulting services on roughly $5 billion worth of property per year in the New York City metro area. Mr. Miller is a state-certified real estate appraiser in New York and Connecticut, performing court testimony as an expert witness in various local, state and federal courts. He holds the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designations. He is an Associate Member of the Urban Land Institute, an Appraiser “A” Member of the Real Estate Board of New York, on the New York State Division of the Budget Economic Advisory Board and a board member of Relocation Appraisers and Consultants, Inc. Mr. Miller is a New York Real Estate Instructor for both qualifying and continuing education courses as well as a New York State Real Estate Appraiser instructor for both qualifying certified general and continuing education courses. He is the author of a series of market reports considered the “report of record” covering the New York metropolitan area that are relied on by the media, financial institutions and government agencies including the Federal Reserve, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the NYC Office of Management and Budget and others. Mr. Miller serves on the New York City Mayor’s Economic Advisory Panel representing the residential real estate sector and has participated in studies on valuation issues with academic institutions including New York University, Princeton University, Columbia University and Baruch College. He is a well-regarded real estate commentator, covering US and regional housing issues in the media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, CNN, ABC, Fox and others. Some distinctions awarded Mr. Miller include:

  • Named “Best Online Real Estate Expert” by Money Magazine.
  • Named one of “The Best Finance People on Twitter.” by Business Insider.
  • Selected as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Real Estate by The New York Observer.
  • Recognized by Inman News as one of the top 25 most influential real estate bloggers in the U.S. and
  • his blog, Matrix: Interpreting the real estate economy, was voted one of the top five U.S. real estate blogs.

A more detailed curriculum vitae is available upon request. Download his contact information as a vcard

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Michael Falsetta

Michael Falsetta is Executive Vice President at Miller Cicero, LLC.  He has more than twenty-two years of consulting and commercial appraisal experience and has been involved in different facets of the real estate industry since 1988. Mr. Falsetta has considerable familiarity with building design and construction. For over a decade, Mr. Falsetta has specialized in construction and development, particularly of proposed large-scale residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects, either performing construciton loan appraisals or consulting for lenders and developers  on layout, pricing and design issues. Mr. Falsetta is one of the leading new development analysts in New York City, covering Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, as well as the Jersey City waterfront.  In addition to his work on luxury condo and rental product in Manhattan, he has been involved in most of the large-scale waterfront developments on the Brooklyn (Williamsburg and Greenpoint) and Queens (Long Island City and Astoria) waterfront in either the capacity of consultant, or as an analyst, frequently providing pre-development market analyses for equity partners and developers, or appraisals for construction lenders and investors.

He has been interviewed as a real estate expert by the New York Post, the New York Observer, the BBC, Bloomberg, and The Real Deal, on both the Manhattan and Brooklyn markets.  Until 2007, Mr. Falsetta held the world record for having traveled through the entire New York City subway system in record time. (OK, so he’s a little eccentric!) Download his contact information as a vcard

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Steven Manheimer

Steven Manheimer is a Senior Vice President at Miller Cicero, LLC. A native New Yorker and resident of Riverdale, Bronx, Mr. Manheimer has nearly 20 years of commercial real estate experience. Mr. Manheimer is a New York State Certified General Real Estate Appaiser. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from the City College of New York (CUNY). Mr. Manheimer specializes in complex valuation assignments and is particularly proficient with cash flow modeling. He has developed an expertise in office building and retail valuation but also has extensive experience with affordable housing, apartment buildings, development sites and industrial buildings. Prior to joining Miller Cicero, LLC, Mr. Manheimer was employed as an associate in the New York City office of a national appraisal firm, where he appraised property throughout the Northeastern United States. Mr. Manheimer has an extensive background in real estate market research. As a Senior Research Associate at RE/Locate (Realty Information Tracking Services), he oversaw the division responsible for maintaining a database of companies located throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Mr. Manheimer supervised and trained the market research staff in on-site canvassing and information-gathering techniques. He was responsible for quality control of one of the company’s proprietary software programs and was instrumental in the production of the company’s various reports and products. Download his contact information as a vcard

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