Mike Miles

Managing Principal and Portfolio Manager, Guggenheim Real Estate, LLC

Dr. Mike E. Miles is a Managing Principal and Portfolio Manager at Guggenheim Real Estate, LLC. Prior to forming the firm, from 1994 to 1999, he was a Portfolio Manager and Head of Real Estate Research for the Fidelity Real Estate Asset Manager, a series of institutional investment vehicles that combine public securities with direct real estate ownership.

Previously, Dr. Miles was an Executive Vice President of the Prudential Realty Group and a Managing Director of Prudential Real Estate Investors. Additionally, he has held full-time academic positions at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the University of Hawaii in Manoa. Dr. Miles was also a Foundation Professor of Real Estate and held an endowed Chair in the real estate department. Additionally he was the Associate Dean of the Business School at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Before entering academia, Dr. Miles served as a Vice President of Finance at Albert Invest Corporation, a real estate development firm. He currently serves as a Director of Gables GP Inc., General Partner of Gables Realty LP. Previously, Dr. Miles served as a Trustee of Gables Residential Trust from January 2000 until January 5, 2005 and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee, Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. He is a past President of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (“NCREIF”) and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

Dr. Miles has received two of the real estate investment industry’s most prestigious awards: the Robert Toigo Award for leadership in real estate portfolio management from Institutional Real Estate and the Graaskamp Award for contributions to real estate research from the Pension Real Estate Association. He is the lead author of the Urban Land Institute’s Development Process Text. Dr. Miles was also the Editor of Institutional Investor’s Real Estate Finance for 10 years. He is C.P.A. and a graduate of Washington & Lee University and holds an M.B.A. from Stanford and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas.