Donald A. Miller, CFA
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Donald A. Miller, CFA, has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and a member of the board of directors of Piedmont Office Realty Trust since February 2, 2007. Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded office REIT’s in the country and is publicly-listed on the NYSE under the symbol PDM.
Mr. Miller also serves in numerous national leadership positions within the real estate industry. He is on the Board of Governors for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), a member of the Urban Land Institution (ULI) and of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Additionally, he currently sits on the Board of Directors of Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, an investment company specializing in real estate and energy.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Miller was the head of real estate activities at Wells Real Estate Funds, Inc., from 2003 to 2007, where he was responsible for directing all aspects of the acquisitions, asset management, dispositions, property management, and construction groups. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Miller headed the U.S. equity real estate operations of Lend Lease, a leading international commercial real estate property group where he had worked since 1994. Prior to Lend Lease, Mr. Miller was responsible for regional acquisitions for Prentiss Properties Realty Advisors, a predecessor entity acquired by Brandywine Realty Trust in 2005.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Miller worked in the pension investment management department of Delta Air Lines and was responsible for real estate and international equity investment programs. Mr. Miller is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and received a B.A. from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.