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Annual Conference

 

Overview

The 36th Annual ARES Meeting in 2020 is an opportunity to receive feedback on your research, see colleagues  from throughout the world, and network in a beautiful location at a hotel with amazing amenities.

Mark your calendars for our next ARES Annual meeting from April 14 - 18, 2020 at the stunning Sanibel Harbor Marriott Resort and Spa. The resort is located on the Punta Rassa, an 85-acre peninsula on San Carlos Bay in Fort Myers, Florida.

Program highlights: Presentation of research in multiple areas of real estate, refereed sessions with discussants (upon request), and an opportunity to win one of the multiple competitive manuscript awards which are decided through a peer review process.

 

Location/access: The hotel is an island resort in sunny Florida , only 22 miles from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).

Hotel: Discover an unforgettable getaway at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Our resort is located on the Punta Rassa, an 85-acre peninsula on San Carlos Bay in Fort Myers, Florida. The hotel are just a short distance from Sanibel and Captiva Islands, featuring beautiful beaches and top attractions. Water sports and outdoor activities are abundant near our resort, including natural trails, bike and kayak rentals. Settle into spacious rooms and suites with private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, scenic views and complimentary Wi-Fi. Savor delicious cuisine in our hotel restaurants. After the conference, enjoy a romantic dinner cruise on the Sanibel Harbour Princess Yacht. Get pampered with a massage at our on-site luxury spa. Keep up your gym routine in our fitness center and take a dip in one of the property's several pools. The site is perfect for our conference with it's flexible event spaces, offering seating for over 900 in the largest venue. A productive academic conference at this refreshing getaway awaits you at this Fort Myers, Florida, resort.  

Area: Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, shopping – and the opportunity to learn about two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders. You and your family can experience one-on-one natural encounters, play on top-notch Fort Myers beaches and treat yourselves to endless family-friendly attractions, restaurants and resorts in Fort Myers and surrounding areas along southwest Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast. And don’t miss the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter estates. Back in 1916, Ford bought land in downtown Fort Myers, next door to Edison, his mentor. Now, both estates serve as museums that honor their founders and remind all of us about what they overcame and what they accomplished.

Check back regularly for updates on the 2020 ARES Annual Meeting.

 

For the first time, COBRA will be a part of the American Real Estate Society's annual conference. More information can be found here.

 

Conference Themes

Conference Themes

  • Appraisal/Valuation

  • Asset/Property Management

  • Real Estate Investment/Portfolio Management

  • Investment Strategies

  • REITs

  • Mortgage Markets

  • Housing Economics/Markets/Policies

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Sustainability

  • Market Analysis

  • Spatial Analysis/GIS

  • Corporate Real Estate

  • Hotels

 

Questions related to the program should be addressed to: conference@aresnet.org

Program

Questions related to the program should be addressed to: conference@aresnet.org

2020 Conference

Program Chair : Philip Seagraves
Vice Program Chair : Kimberly Goodwin

Program App/Social Media

Program App

The organizers of the 2020 ARES Conference are seeking volunteers to lead the effort to provide a program app. As with the 2018 conference, the app would allow participants to carry the program on their phone (IOS & Android device) rather than having the typical booklet. Further details on downloading the app will be provided closer to the conference. If you would like to lead the efforts to offer an app for the conference, please send an email using this link to conference@aresnet.org

 

Social Media

Twitter
Follow the ARES 2020 conference and events closely at @ARESconference  We will be providing updates, schedule changes, pictures and comments. We hope you start using this mean of instant communication to share your experiences and photos as well.

 

Facebook 
We hope you can follow the conference on our American Real Estate Society Facebook page. We will be posting updates during the conference and we hope you will visit it and “like” us to have the updates delivered to your news feed.


 

Doctoral Session

The ARES 2020 conference in April will once again offer doctoral students the opportunity to present their work. We welcome all doctoral student applications but there will be a screening process. Applications must be made before December 7, 2019. Please click here to apply. The doctoral program director, Dr. Elaine Worzala (worzalaem@cofc.edu) , will let you know by December 15, 2019, if you will be asked to participate in the meetings. Decisions will be made based on the timing of the application and where you are in the process of your dissertation.

We are encouraging all students to stay at the conference facilities to maximize their exposure to the meetings and the attendees. The James R. Webb ARES Foundation will provide up to $1750 for doctoral students from North America and $600 for international students. The North American students will need to provide actual receipts for all reimbursable expenses (airfare, hotel, food, cabs) and will be reimbursed for up to 90% of these expenses after the meetings. International students will be reimbursed at the meetings and will be required to show their passports to receive their travel stipend. In addition to the travel support, you will also have your meeting registration waived as well as receive a one year membership to ARES. We hope you will encourage your doctoral students to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

To save funds you might want to consider sharing a room. Dr. Worzala will post a list of the other doctoral candidates after January 15, 2020.

 

Conference Registration

Registration is required for ARES participants and those accompanying them.

2020 Registration Categories & Rates

Registrant Categories Early
Prior to Feb 1, 2020 
Standard
Feb 1 - April 13, 2020 
Onsite
April 14, 2020
 
Professional Member $ 700 $ 750 $ 800
Academic Member $ 485 $ 525 $ 565
Student, Adjunct, Academic Retired Participant
(Students attach Student ID)
(Adjunct attach Sponsor Letter)
$ 215 $ 250 $ 250
Companion/Spouse $ 140 $ 160 $ 160

Those who are not members of ARES may attend the conference for an additional $100

How to register:

Click Here to Register

 

Venue

Hotel: Discover an unforgettable getaway at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Our resort is located on the Punta Rassa, an 85-acre peninsula on San Carlos Bay in Fort Myers, Florida. We are just a short distance from Sanibel and Captiva Islands, featuring beautiful beaches and top attractions. Water sports and outdoor activities are abundant near our resort, including natural trails, bike and kayak rentals. Settle into our spacious rooms and suites with private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, scenic views and complimentary Wi-Fi. Savor delicious cuisine in our hotel restaurants. Join us for a romantic dinner cruise on the Sanibel Harbour Princess Yacht. Get pampered with a massage at our on-site luxury spa. Keep up your gym routine in our fitness center and take a dip in one of our several pools. Elsewhere in our Fort Myers resort, discover our flexible event spaces, offering seating for over 900 in our largest venue. A refreshing getaway awaits you at our Fort Myers, Florida, resort.  

Area: Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, shopping – and the opportunity to learn about two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders. You and your family can experience one-on-one natural encounters, play on top-notch Fort Myers beaches and treat yourselves to endless family-friendly attractions, restaurants and resorts in Fort Myers and surrounding areas along southwest Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast. And don’t miss the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter estates. Back in 1916, Ford bought land in downtown Fort Myers, next door to Edison, his mentor. Now, both estates serve as museums that honor their founders and remind all of us about what they overcame and what they accomplished.

The ARES room rates are an amazing deal for this type of resort. Note that the reservation page of the Marriott website will show the $25 per night resort fee, but you will not be charged this amount. You will need a credit card to reserve your room but it will not be charged until your check in or if you do not cancel at least 7 days prior to the first night of your reservation.



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Maps & Transportation

Maps and Transportation

Area Attractions

 

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