AB '87

Kris Miller, Ackerman & Co.’s President since 1998, sets the strategic direction for the firm’s investment, management and leasing initiatives. Under his leadership, the company has experienced consistent growth and diversified earnings, solidifying its standing as one of the leading full-service commercial real estate firms in the Southeast. To date, Ackerman & Co. has developed and acquired nearly 35 million square feet of office, medical, industrial, retail and mixed-use space; maintains an investment portfolio valued at $1 billion; and has 8 million square feet under management.

Prior to joining Ackerman & Co., Miller was a Vice President at Citicorp, where he managed Citicorp’s Atlanta real estate office. During his tenure, he negotiated, structured, and closed more than 100 major transactions including investments and joint ventures in multi-family, office, industrial, retail, and mixed-use properties involving public and private debt capitalization deals.

Miller is a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Georgia. He serves on the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts Board, the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC), the Carter Center Board of Councilors and the Ashton Woods Homes Board. He is a Forum Leader of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), past Program Chair of the Harvard University Real Estate Academic Initiative and President of the Silver Lake Association, an 80-acre, old-growth urban forest dedicated to green space preservation. He is also an active member of NAIOP and ICSC. 

Miller is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University with an A.B. in Economics. He attended the London School of Economics & Political Science and Citicorp’s Institute of Global Finance and Management Program for MBA’s focusing on corporate finance, capital structuring risk management, and public and private capital markets.