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Annual Conference

The American Real Estate Society is excited to announce that the 37th annual meeting will take place March 17 - 20, 2021 on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Lied Center for Real Estate and the Lee Business School will host the ARES for its first annual meeting at a university campus.

Program Highlights

Participants have the opportunity to present their research with discussants (upon request), attend presentations of high-level real estate research and panel sessions, and become eligible to receive competitive manuscript awards.


Conference Themes

ARES welcomes paper submissions in any of the following areas: mortgage markets, commercial real estate, corporate real estate, housing markets, REITs, sustainability, spatial analysis/GIS, appraisal/valuation, real estate investment/portfolio management, technology, and education. This year, we are also particularly interested in topics related to hotels and tourism as well as risk management during a global health crisis.


2021 Conference Leadership

Program Chair - Kimberly Goodwin (University of Southern Mississippi)

Vice Program Chair - Spenser Robinson (Central Michigan University)




Most major U.S. airports have direct flights to McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas. American Airlines, Delta, SouthWest, JetBlue, United, and Frontier all fly into Las Vegas.

Unlike in previous years, there will not be an official conference hotel this year. There are numerous casino resorts and hotels on The Strip as well as other non-gaming hotels nearby. There will be an ARES block reserved at one of these hotels (more information will be announced later).

All conference events will take place on the UNLV campus, which is a convenient 5-minute drive from both the airport and hotels along The Strip.


We are now accepting paper and panel submissions at . Even if you created an account last year, you need to create a new account this year. Once you make your account, you will be able to upload your paper for consideration. The priority deadline for submissions is November 1. There is an option to select consideration for a virtual conference only. These papers will only be reviewed if we move to a completely virtual conference.


Q: Will there be a virtual conference option?

While we are exploring this option, our primary focus is still on hosting a conference at the UNLV campus. There is an option to submit a paper for virtual conference consideration only. We will only consider accepting these papers into the conference if we move to a completely virtual format.

Q: How do I submit my paper for consideration?

Submissions will be open from September 1 - December 1, 2020. Please upload your paper here for consideration: .

Q: How do I register for the conference?

Registration is not available yet, but there will be an active link on the conference website when it is available.

Q: How do I make a reservation at the ARES hotel?

You are free to stay anywhere in Las Vegas since the conference is not taking place at a resort hotel. We will finalize offers from preferred hotels closer to the conference date. 

Q: Why are we not going to Hawaii and why is the conference not at the typical resort hotel?

Since our membership faces both travel and budget restrictions due to the global pandemic, ARES leadership decided to cancel the plans for a conference in Hawaii this year. Instead, we focused our efforts on providing a more accessible conference for our members at this time. We hope you'll be able to join us and enjoy the modified format of the 2021 meeting.

Q: Who can I contact if I have a question that is not answered here?

Direct conference-related questions to

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