Miriam handles Korman and Ng’s Residential Properties and Property Management. Miriam , past President of the Berkeley Association of Realtors served on the board of directors of the California Association of Realtors. She was also a member of the Aurora Theatre Company’s Board of Trustees, and the Berkeley Public Library Foundation. She is currently council man Daryl Moore’s appointee to the Landmark Preservation Commission.
Voted REALTOR OF THE YEAR for 2003 by the Berkeley Association of Realtors
Miriam Ng was born in Calcutta, India, June 27, 1945 to a Chinese diplomatic family. She has lived in many parts of the world, including East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), Hong Kong and Canada. She emigrated to the US in 1969 soon after graduating with a BA degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. A licensed real estate broker, she has been active since 1976 and started her own full service real estate company, Korman & Ng, with partner Michael Korman in 1980.
From 1983 to 1996 Miriam was Berkeley’s representative to the Alameda County Private Industry Council which oversees the distribution of federal funds for employment and job training, and served as its Chair from 1991 to 1993. A commendation from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors recognized her as a founding member of the Alameda County Private Industry Council and thanked her for her work on behalf of the economically disadvantaged and unemployed people of the County of Alameda.
Miriam has served two terms as president of both the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and the Berkeley Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
While she was an officer of the US-China Friendship Program, she, along with Mayor Shirley Dean, lead a delegation to China to foster friendship and trade with China in 1995.
She has served as a member of the Berkeley Housing Advisory Commission and on the Berkeley Environmental Sampling Project Task Force, a commission formed to evaluate and recommend responses to, among other things, possible dangers due to tritium emissions from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
In 1979 Miriam began a community effort to restore the Napoleon Bonaparte Byrne House at 1301 Oxford Street, Berkeley, the home of a Southern plantation owner and his two freed slaves who moved here in the 1880’s. After several years work and the re-emergence of the original house from a stucco covering, fire destroyed the building. Miriam has been involved in many efforts to restore and revive old homes since then. In 1980 she began the re-development of a worn out neighborhood commercial area at Shattuck and Ashby Avenues.
Miriam has three daughters, Tanhya, Melanie and Monica, and lives in Berkeley.