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The International Real Estate Society (IRES) is a federation of regional real estate societies. Each Society maintains control over its own activities while participating in the federation to get the benefits of global cooperation.

The mission of IRES is to:

  • Encourage communication, cooperation and coordination regarding real estate research and education on a world-wide basis.
  • Encourage and assist in the establishment of real estate education and research programs on a world-wide basis.
  • Encourage research on international real estate topics.
  • Encourage and facilitate faculty exchanges.


Steven Bourassa

Past President
Claudio Alencar

President Elect
Joseph Ooi

Executive Director
Karen Gibler


Associate Executive Director
Kimberly Winson-Geideman

Tanja Tyvimaa

Steven Bourassa

Director of Communications
Paloma Taltavull

Kola Akinsomi

Claudio Alencar

Kunle Awolaja

Steven Bourassa

Eamonn D'Arcy

Jeremy Gabe

Karen Gibler

Martin Höesli

Neville Hurst

Catherine Kariuki

Patrick Katabua

Jin-Yoo Kim

Chyi Lin Lee

Eliane Monetti

Eliane Monetti

Joseph Ooi

Joseph Ooi

Paola Torneri Porto

J Sa-Aadu

Jim Shilling

Ramón Sotelo

Tanja Tyvimaa

Clive Warren

Steve Williams

Kimberly Winson-Geideman

Velma Zahirovic-Herbert

Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) was established in 1996 with an aim to produce and disseminate real estate related knowledge with particular emphasis on Asia. Starting with 60 founding members, AsRES has grown rapidly. In a short period, AsRES has established her presence in Asia by holding conferences in Hong Kong, Taipei, Hawaii, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, and Singapore.


The Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) was established in 1993 to provide a formal focus for property researchers, educators and practitioners in the Pacific-Rim region. The Society has over 120 members from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Korea. The Pacific Rim Property Research Journal is the official quarterly refereed journal of and is intended to offer academics and practitioners a forum for the dissemination of the latest ideas in property research in the Pacific Rim region.


The European Real Estate Society (ERES) was established in 1994 to create a structured and permanent network between real estate academics and professionals across Europe. The Society is dedicated to promoting and advancing the field of real estate research throughout Europe. Incorporating many national property research societies, academic researchers and real estate practitioners, the annual conference and regular publications provide a forum for information flow and debate on research issues.


The African Real Estate Society (AfRES) was established in 1997 as the fifth regional real estate society in IRES. The mission of AfRES is to promote networking, research and education among property professionals across Africa. In addition to its affiliation with IRES, it is affiliated with sister societies in North America (ARES), Asia (AsRES), Europe (ERES), the Pacific Rim (PRRES) and Latin America (LaRES).


The Latin American Real Estate Society (LARES) was established in 2000 as another regional real estate society under IRES. The Society is a service organization, non-bureaucratic, whose main goal is to diffuse information and knowledge between the real estate professional and academic communities through publications and technical meetings.

Our Mission

To research and promote education in real estate, improve communication and exchange of information in real estate and allied matters among college/university faculty and practicing professionals, and facilitate the association of academic, practicing professional, and research persons in the area of real estate.

Contact Us

Clemson University
300 Sirrine Hall
Clemson, SC  29634

p: 864.656.1373
f: 864.656.4892


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