14th Annual TFI Technology Conference


Ruben Miranda

Director, Duff & Phelps

TFI Conference Speaker: Ruben Miranda, Director, Duff & Phelps

Ruben Miranda is a Director in the Austin office of Duff & Phelps, LLC and is part of the Property Tax Advisory

Ruben’s primary focus at Duff & Phelps is in the valuation of complex personal property for ad valorem tax
purposes, specializing in the telecommunications, transportation, and energy industries, with significant
experience in Replacement Cost New studies leveraging an optimal build model. His efforts include
development of depreciation and obsolescence studies focused on technology adoption and substitution, cost of capital and return on asset studies, and tangible/intangible valuation analysis.

In the last several years, Ruben has lent his experience for speaking engagements at industry conferences,
including the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) Annual Conference and Technology Futures Inc. (TFI) Asset Valuation Conference. He also has provided expert witness support for clients, most recently on behalf of an outdoor advertising company, the results of which yielded the company over $300,000 in tax savings. Notably, his knowledge of property tax issues has been cited in the publication “Cost of Capital for Litigation” by Shannon Pratt and Roger Grabowski. Outside property tax, Ruben was responsible for developing the demand forecast analysis used by the Federal Communications Commission as part of the National Broadband Plan study released by the commission in 2010.

Ruben received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT and received his M.B.A. from the McCombs School
of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an ASA Candidate and a CFA Charterholder Level 2