The Miller Bates Story
Shortly after graduating from the University of Utah, Dick Miller began his career in real estate with Chrysler Realty. He spent several years managing properties in Southern California and Arizona, as well as ten years as a real estate agent. These professional experiences gave him knowledge and insight into the many aspects of real estate. Many years later, as a successful financial advisor, he was presented with the opportunity to lend money to a developer wanting to acquire and improve a piece of property. Dick believed in the venture and offered to personally fund the project.
From that point, similar opportunities arose at a pace that necessitated the involvement of business partners as co-investors. Eventually, the rate of opportunities increased to the point that in 2003 Dick made the decision to sell his financial planning business and transition his focus back to his real estate roots. He founded Miller Funding Group, LLC to provide short term secured real estate loans.
In 2015, David Bates joined with Dick Miller to form Miller Bates, LLC. David spent 25 years building a successful tax software company which was eventually acquired by H&R Block in 2007. In addition to his software background, David has a strong interest in real estate and has developed several successful commercial office projects. Together with the original Miller Funding Group team, Dick and David are leveraging their experiences and growing the business, while continuing to seek the highest quality loan opportunities.