In 2014, the International Real Estate Society celebrated its 20th Anniversary.

This monograph has been written to mark this significant milestone. Contributions to the monograph come from a number of individuals, many of whom were founders of IRES or their respective sister societies. The bibliography provides a list of these contributors, their current position and involvement in IRES and their sister societies. Chapter one highlights the origins of IRES, its mission, goals and objectives. A chronological list of IRES award recipients, IRES presidents and IRES supported meetings is included. Chapter two profiles each of the regional real estate societies. The one and only World Congress that was held in Alaska in 2001 is highlighted in Chapter three. Chapter four is dedicated to personal reflections on IRES from past IRES Presidents. Chapter five discusses the many changes that have occurred over the last two decades including in real estate education, real estate information, and real estate data, especially relating to the increased use of geospatial technology. The final chapter outlines the significant global achievements and outcomes, and ongoing challenges and opportunities for IRES moving forward. In addition, a number of photographs are included as a visual record of IRES members from around the world.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: History and Origins of IRES 

Chapter 2:  The Regional Societies of IRES

Chapter 3:  The First (and only) World Congress

Chapter 4: Personal Reflections

Chapter 5: Changes Over Two Decades

Chapter 6: IRES Significant Achievements and Ongoing Challenges and Opportunities

List of Contributors 

Appendix: ARES and the Formation of the International Real Estate Society