African Real Estate Society (AfRES)
10–13 September 2024, Radisson Blu, Livingstone, Zambia
Smart Cities in Africa for the 21st Century
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 and academics across Africa. The AfRES conference brings together representatives from academia and practice from the continent and from across the world to discuss and present innovative solutions to real estate challenges. The conference encourages professionals from the private real estate sector, government agencies, academia, and other stakeholders in the sector.
The 2024 AfRES annual conference, themed “Smart Cities in Africa for the 21st Century”, will be held in Livingstone, the home of the mighty Victoria Falls and the tourist capital of
The conference encourages papers with a broad spectrum of real estate related issues including, but not limited to the following:
Registration fee per attendee: USD350
Early bird registration fee: USD300 (28 July 2024)
Student registration: USD200
The registration fee covers an additional paper per author
or attendee, attendance to conference activities and conference materials. At least one author must attend to
present the paper at the conference. Papers that are not presented at the conference will be removed from the
Conference Proceedings. If you require an invoice to pay, kindly contact the organizers.
For more information on registration and other details regarding travel, please send an email to:
Accepted full papers (presented at the conference) will be published in Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. Papers will also be considered for publication in the Journal of Real Estate Research (JARER).
A prize for the Best Student Paper will be awarded. Other prizes include the International Real Estate Business School (IREBS) Foundation for African Real Estate Research awards in the following categories:
- Best investment paper
- Best sustainable real estate paper
- Best valuation paper
Other special awards include:
- The Dr. Gisela Schulte Award to:
- A woman, who has shown exceptional excellence, innovation, or quality in her work in the context of African Real Estate research or education.
- Individuals or institutions that contributed in an exceptional manner to the advancement of women and to gender equality in the African real estate profession, both in academia and practice
The following deadlines apply for REFEREED PAPERS.
Abstract submission (300 words max.): 21st Jan 2024
Notification of abstract acceptance: 26th Feb 2024
Full paper submission: 26th May 2024
Notification of full paper acceptance: 30th June 2024
Re-submission of revised papers: 28th July 2024
The following deadlines apply for NON-REFEREED PAPERS:
Submission of abstracts or full papers: 28th July, 2024
Notification of acceptance: 4th Aug, 2024