15th African Real Estate Society (AfRES) Annual Conference


Call for Papers – AfRES Conference

31st August – 3rd September 2015

Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi, Ghana

We are pleased to invite you to the 15th African Real Estate Society (AfRES) Annual Conference to be held on 2nd – 5th September 2015 in Kumasi, Ghana. Kumasi is the second largest metropolis in Ghana with a rich history. It is located in the south of Ghana and is the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Asanteman. It is also known as “The Garden City” because of the beautiful gardens and different species of flowers and plants.

The conference attracts representatives from academia and practice from the continent and also from around the world to discuss and present innovative solutions to real estate challenges. The conference encourages Professionals from the private sector real estate sector, government agencies, academia, and other stakeholders in the sector.

The conference encourages the submission of papers with a broad spectrum of real estate related issues.

  1. Real estate finance and investment.
  2. Sustainable real estate.
  3. Cities and real estate markets
  4. Urban Land Markets
  5. Real estate education.
  6. Land management.
  7. Property and facilities management
  8. Macro-economic policy and real estate markets.
  9. Real estate valuation.
  10. Real estate markets and housing development.
  11. Real estate market research.


Abstracts for papers should be of approximately 300 words in length, with keywords, and should also include:

  1. a title
  2. the name, status and affiliation of the speakers (s),
  3. a contact email address.
  4. A template to assist for the abstract would be to ensure that each abstract has the following titles:
  5. Purpose
  6. Design / methods followed/ approach.
  7. Findings.
  8. Research limitations / implications.
  9. Practical implications.
  10. Originality / Value of work.

All conference rooms have a computer, data projector, and screen. Please also let us know if you require any special equipment.

Papers presentation shall not exceed 15 minutes, followed by a period of Q & A.

The following deadlines appl for REFEREED PAPERS: Please aim to submit your paper by July 1st; we are unable to referee a paper arriving after this date. Thank you.


The   following deadlines apply for REFEREED PAPERS:
Abstracts Submission 20th, May, 2015
Notification   of acceptance of abstracts 10th,   June, 2015
Submission   of papers 1st,   July, 2015
Notification   to authors 10th,   July, 2015
Re-submission   of refereed papers 1st   August, 2015
Final   submission for printing of conference proceedings 15th,   August, 2015
The following deadlines apply   for NON-REFEREED PAPERS:
Abstracts Submission 1st, June, 2015
Notification   of acceptance of abstracts 1st,   July, 2015
Paper   to be submitted for inclusion in proceedings 15th,   August 2015

We are still accepting abstracts for refereed and non-refereed papers. Authors should submit their abstracts electronically using MS Word format.

There are several prizes for best paper and also for best student paper, good luck to all.

No papers will be included in the program until the presenter has registered and paid the relevant conference fees. This is necessary to ensure the quality of our programme.

Please forward your submission to:

Prof. Aly Karam

E-mail: aly.karam@afresnet.net; aly.karam@wits.ac.za

University of the Witwatersrand

School of Architecture and Planning, Johannesburg, South Africa.

For further details regarding AFRES and the Conference and registration, go to www.afresnet.net.

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