Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Real Estate Giant, Henry S. Miller Jr. Leaves Behind a Legacy

Henry S. Miller Jr. was a true pioneer in the real estate industry. His impact was immeasurable and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations. NTCAR offers its condolences and prayers to the Miller family.

Henry S. Miller Jr. passed away on Saturday, December 5, after battling a brief illness. Nearly a century ago, Henry S. Miller Jr. turned a one-man sales office into one of the country's largest real estate companies. By the mid -1980's the company had become the fifth largest real estate brokerage operation in the nation. In the years following, Henry S. Miller Co. was sold and bought back from Grubb & Ellis, and Henry S. Miller Residential was sold to Coldwell Banker.

Miller's long and extensive career carries a legacy of accomplishments. Miller purchased, transformed and sold the historic Highland Park Village and developed the Preston Royal Shopping Center. He helped to broker one of the largest ever real estate transactions, the sale of the Pennzoil Place, in Houston. Miller is credited with the concept of specialized real estate services. Together with his son, Vance Miller, developed a compensation program to attract and retain valuable professionals that still continues to work 40 years later.

Henry S. Miller Jr. was inducted into the NTCAR Hall of Fame in 1988. He also helped to foster the careers of dozen of real estate agents, including Hall of Fame inductees; Vance Miller, Herb Weitzman, Roger Staubach and Wayne Swearingen.