The 22nd AfRES Annual Conference

Pathways to sustainable real estate investment in the Sub Saharan African (SSA) Countries

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI - Manu Chandaria Auditorium

12th - 15th of September 2023, Nairobi, Kenya

11th September is the golf day at Vet Sports Club.

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"Pathways to Sustainable Real Estate Investment in the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Countries"

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI - Manu Chandaria Auditorium

Nairobi, Kenya.

12th - 15th September, 2023

The themes takes cognizance of the evolving dialogues from the past 21 annual conferences.

This dialogue has shifted from a focus on natural resources management (land, sustainability and environment) in the early years (2001-2007) to real estate markets in the latter years (2009-2021). The 22nd Conference theme pays attention to emerging issues in the 21st Century to sustainable real estate investment in the Sub Saharan African (SSA) countries. The conference organisers have made it as a priority that all the discussions and presentations will be guided and aligned to the Africa’s Goals & Priority Areas of Agenda 2063 relevant to sustainable real estate investment and the goal to stimulate debate on the future of real estate research and education in the region including a PhD Colloquia for African PhD Students around the Continent.

The AfRES Annual Conference provides an open forum for the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of research in areas such as real estate finance, economics, appraisal, investment and asset management.

Nairobi is poised to be yet another historic launching pad of the much-awaited Annual Conference of AfRES in 2023.

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Conference Themes

Who can participate?

Conference Registration Fees

The Participation Fees are Highly Subsidised Register to participate in the the 22nd AfRES Annual Conference. Note: Conference Registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunches, cocktails and gala dinner provided during the Conference

Key Dates

Refereed Papers

Abstracts submission  for refereed papers (200 words maximum)

19th June 2023

Notification of acceptance of abstracts

20th June 2023

Submission of full papers

30th June 2023

Notification to authors

10th July 2023

Re-submission of refereed papers

31st July 2023

Final submission for printing of conference proceedings

21st August 2023

Non-refereed Papers

Abstracts submission for non-refereed papers (200 words maximum)

30th June 2023

Abstracts submission for presentations only papers (200 words maximum)

30th June 2023

Notification of acceptance of abstracts

3rd July 2023

Paper to be submitted for inclusion in proceedings

21st August 2023

No papers will be included in the programme until the presenter has registered and paid the relevant conference fees. This is necessary to ensure the quality of our programmes.
For further enquiries contact Scientific Committee Chair – Dr.-Ing. Emmanuel Kofi Gavu (

Are you ready to submit your paper?

Click on the link below to submit your full paper. Kindly use the template.

Submit full paper here

Best Paper Award Categories

Best Investment Paper

Best Sustainable Real Estate Paper

Best Investment Paper

IFC EDGE Best Paper Award for Green Buildings

IREBS Dupuis Award for Affordable Housing in Africa

Dr. Gisela Schulte Memorial Award for Women in African Real Estate

Note: When the abstract is approved, a link will be shared with you via email to submit your full paper.

Accommodation Details

Chester Hotel and Suites

It is located at the 3rd Floor Chester House, Koinange Street, Nairobi, Kenya.

Nairobi Safari Club

It is located at Lilian Towers, University Way, Nairobi, Kenya

United Kenya Club

United Kenya Club is located at State House Road. Opposite St. Pauls Chapel, Nairobi, Kenya

Hotel Boulevard

Set in Nairobi, 2.4 km from Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Hotel Boulevard offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar.

Mayhouse 680 Hotel

It's affordable and at the CBD. Just a walking distance to venue of the 22nd AFRES Conference here at the University of Nairobi 
Located at Kenyatta Avenue / Muindi Mbingu Street, Nairobi, Kenya

Golden Tulip, Westlands 

The Golden Tulip Westlands is a premium 4 Star hotel located on 65 Muthithi Road, Westlands. The hotel is only 10-15 minutes from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The New Stanley Hotel

The New Stanley Hotel, 
The Stanley Hotel (currently called the Sarova Stanley) is a five-star hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nolfolk Hotel

Nolfolk Hotel (Fairmont Hotels -just opposite the Venue of the Conference)
Harry Thuku Rd, Nairobi Kenya

The Serena Hotel

Serena Hotels is located at Serena Sales Centre, George Williamson House, 4th Floor, 4th Ngong Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya 

Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Nairobi Arboretum,

Bordering the Nairobi Arboretum Park, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Nairobi Arboretum boasts an excellent location surrounded by lush vegetation. Just ten minutes from the city center, it is located at Arboretum Park Lane, Nairobi, Kenya

Sarvova Panafric Nairobi -Hotel and

Sarova Panafric Hotel is situated in Nairobi, 18 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and a 5-minute drive from the CBD. It features 2 restaurants, a bar and a swimming pool.

For those Conference Delegates keen to experience the Kenya’s Domestic Tourism , please go to Website: 

Visa Application

For all the Conference delegates VISA Requirements, we wish to refer them and request each delegate to  go to the  Government of Kenya Official Visa Website:

For more information contact the conference planning commitee

Nicky Nzioki,
Chairman, EA Chapter of AfRES, 22nd AfREs Conference Chair 

Our Sponsors

For more information contact the conference planning commitee

Nicky Nzioki Chairman, 
East Africa Chapter  Email:

Dennis Mbugua Mutham, Ph D
Professor Washington H A. Olima, Ph. D
Catherine Kariuki, Immediate past President, AfRES
Dr. Felician Komu, Ph.D.
Dr Mwenda Makathimo Ph.D.