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Steven Laposa, James R. Webb American Real Estate Society Foundation, Director of Development


Earlier this year I sent out an email blast that asked a simple question, “…do the numbers 20, 43, 32, and 45 mean anything to you?” I replied that these numbers are not random rental rates for some obscure real estate market but individuals, people you’ve seen and will see at our annual ARES conferences. Who are they? The first three numbers represent the number of doctoral students who attended the last three ARES conferences and 45 represents the expected number of doctoral students scheduled to attend our San Diego conference this April. READ MORE
Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index
The Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index is an index designed to signal whether current market conditions favor buying or renting a home in terms of wealth creation over a fixed holding period in a particular market relative to historical market conditions and alternative investment opportunities.







ARES returns to Denver in 2016, thirty-one years after our first meeting in the Mile High City. The meeting venue for the landmark 32nd ARES Annual Meeting is the beautiful and historic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in the sophisticated and inspiring city of Denver, Colorado. As Denver’s only Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond hotel, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. A western icon since 1892, the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is one of the first atrium-style hotels ever built and considered a national treasure. For more than a century the hotel has stood as an anchor to the bustling financial and cultural district, serving as the host to The Beatles during their first trip to the United States in 1964, as well as every U.S. President since Teddy Roosevelt, except Calvin Coolidge. The hotel, is conveniently located a block away from world-class shopping and dining on the pedestrian-friendly 16th Street Mall in the heart of Denver's vibrant downtown, a case study in successful urban revitalization. READ MORE

President's Message

As I begin my term as the 2015-2016 ARES President, I wanted to take a brief moment to first say thank you for entrusting me with the leadership of our organization, and also to outline three key points of emphasis for the coming year.  The recent past has been a tremendously successful time for our organization as evidenced by record setting meetings, thriving industry support/participation, and a strong and growing impact across the academic community.  While we should be proud of these accomplishments, today is the time to look forward at the next set of challenges and opportunities we face to maintain and reinforce our position as the premiere society of real estate thought leaders. READ MORE





The Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) announces a call for papers for the 2015 Special Real Estate issue of the Journal of Portfolio Management, published by Institutional Investor. This will be the seventh special issue of JPM sponsored by PREA and devoted entirely to the investment characteristics of real estate and its fundamental drivers. All submitted manuscripts must be original work that has not been submitted for inclusion in another form such as another journal, magazine or book chapter. READ MORE