What is Afres?
The African Real Estate Society (AfRES) , founded in 1997, is a continent-wide organization that seeks to promote networking, research and education among property professionals across Africa. It is affiliated to the International Real Estate Society (IRES), along with sister societies in North America (ARES), Asia (AsRES), Europe (ERES), the Pacific Rim (PRRES) and Latin America (LaRES). There is no profit motive and no person is paid for his or her services. The warmth and mutual support amongst members and between sister societies is characteristic, and anyone who wants to contribute is welcome.
AfRES membership is currently organized on three regions: (1)Southern Africa (Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Mauritius, Madagascar,Zambia, Angola and Namibia; (2) Eastern Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Republic of Congo, Seychelles,Eritrea, Djibouti,Comoros, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia; (3)Western Africa (Nigeria,Ghana,Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone,Togo, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Congo Brazzaville,and Gabon,
The northern Africa countries of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco are members of the Middle East and North Africa Real Estate Society(MENARES) that was set up in June 2009.