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The 35th Annual ARES Meeting in 2019 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 9 - 13, 2019 at the stunning JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Paradise Valley, AZ. The resort has an award winning spa, two pools, a variety of dining options and two championship golf courses

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 a mountain desert resort in the Sonoran Desert, only nine miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Hotel: The JW Marriot Camelback Inn is set on 125 acres in the stunning Sonoran Desert at the base of Mummy Mountain, overlooking Camelback Mountain. The resort has an award-winning spa, two pools, a variety of dining options and two championship golf courses. Although close to Scottsdale and Phoenix, the lush grounds and secluded beauty of Paradise Valley provide an exquisite location for the resort.  

Area: The resort is only a four-hour drive from one of the world’s greatest natural wonder, the Grand Canyon and only two hours away from breathtaking Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. Two hours to the south is Tucson and all of the attractions of Southern Arizona. 

Check back regularly for updates on the 2019 ARES Annual Meeting in the desert oasis of Paradise Valley, Arizona.


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:


Questions related to the program should be addressed to:

Program App/Social Media

Program App

Following from its successful introduction at the 2018 Annual Meeting, the ARES Conference will again feature a program app. The app allows 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.


Social Media

Follow the ARES 2019 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.


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.


Non-English Language Sessions

Improving the global interaction among real estate professionals helps us explain better market dynamics and at the 35th ARES annual meeting we are making efforts to host non-English sessions for international attendees.

Conference Registration

Registration is required for ARES participants and those accompanying them.

Registration Categories & Rates

Registrant Categories Early
Prior to March 1 
March 1 - April 9 
April 10
Professional Participant $ 700 $ 750 $ 800
Academic Participant $ 485 $ 525 $ 565
Student, Adjunct, Academic Retired Participant
(Students attach Student ID)
(Adjunct attach Sponsor Letter)
$ 215 $ 250 $ 250
Companion/Spouse $ 140 $ 160 $ 160

How to register:




The conference hotel is the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Paradise Valley, and the amenities it offers will make you want to stay far beyond the conference. The resort has an award-winning spa, two pools, a variety of dining options and two championship golf courses. Although close to Scottsdale and Phoenix, the lush grounds and secluded beauty of Paradise Valley provide an exquisite location for the resort. Experience the unhurried pace of Paradise Valley, explore acres of lush desert gardens under the watchful eye of towering Saguaro cacti, hummingbirds and a billion starts in the night sky. Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain offer an array of biking and hiking trails, while other attractions include the Mummy Mountain event area and the historic chapel located next to the Bell Stand. The resort is also home to Dave McGary’s stunning bronze sculptures located throughout the resort.

The ARES room rates are an amazing deal for this type of resort.


Hotel activities/amenities:

  • The Spa at Camelback: The 32,000 square-foot spa offers 32 treatment rooms, a wellness facility and a tranquil outdoor pool.

  • Camelback Golf Club: The Camelback Golf Club offers one of the most spectacular gold experiences in the American Southwest. It is home to two championship 18-hole courses. The par 72 Ambiente course has recently undergone a $10m rebuild complete with new topography and landscape, designed by Hurdzan Fry Environmental Gold Design. The par 72 Arthur Hills designed Padre course offers a lush parkland setting with spectacular mountain views.

  • Family Activities: The resort is full of activities for family members of all ages. Guests can rent mountain bikes and children's bikes for rides around the resort and scenic trails on and off the property. The Mummy Mountain Hiking Trail is just steps away. Golf and tennis lessons are available. Younger family members may enjoy the Jackrabbit pool complex, playground, and Pitch and Putt golf course. A variety of other activities such as the Arizona Science Center, Arizona Sea Life Aquarium, Challenger Space Center, Children's Museum of Phoenix, and Desert Botanical Gardens are also nearby.

Travel & Transportation


Phoenix Sky Harbor airport ( (PHX) (9 miles from the hotel) – Phoenix Sky Harbor serves over 1,200 flights and 120,000 passengers every day, with a total of 43 million passengers passing through the airport in 2017. It is a major hub for American Airlines, 91 destinations across 4 countries, and Southwest Airlines, which services 53 cities across the United States. Other domestic airlines serving Sky Harbor include Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Spirit and United. For delegates coming from elsewhere in North America Air Canada, American and WestJet fly from a variety of Canadian markets, including Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. American Airlines service a range of Mexican cities. International delegates have a number of options. British Airways offers direct flights to Phoenix from London-Heathrow while Condor have recently introduced a direct flight from Frankfurt.

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