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American Real Estate Society
Formation 1985
Legal status Learned society in real estate
Purpose Encourage research, publication, and free discussion of real estate topics [1]
Headquarters Clemson, SC, USA
Region served
United States
G. Stacey Sirmans, Florida State University
Main organ

The American Real Estate Society, or ARES, is a learned society in the field of real estate and land economics, headquartered in Clemson, South Carolina. It publishes the most prestigious academic journals in real estate , and is the largest publisher of scholarly real estate in the world : the Message from ARES Director of Pubicactions.[3] ARES was established in 1985 by younger faculty who believed their field should have both academic rigor and relevance to practitioners; since 1985 it has been under the control of academics that are teacher-scholars, alternating with high level leaders of industry that are practitioner-scholars. Generally, the leadership and membership of ARES have doctorial degrees in a combination of Finance, Economics, RealEstate, Quantitative Geography, Urban Planning, and are well versed in quantitative methods and geospatial aka GIS analysis for improving business decisions

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The purposes of the Association are: 1) The encouragement of real estate research, especially the statistical and geospatial study of national and local submarket trends by property type. The body of knowledge is judged by its ability to improve the real estate business decision; 2) The issue of publications on real estate subjects; 3) The encouragement of perfect freedom of real estate discussion. The Association as such will take no partisan attitude, nor will it commit its members to any position on practical real estate questions. Its current president is G. Stacy Sirmans of Florida State University.[4]

The Association continues to grow with academic membership from the USA and sister organizations [5], graduate students completing their Ph.D. from all nations, individual practitioner-scholars. The Association has become the center for scholarship of increasing numbers of practitioner organizations including Appraisal Institute, CCIM, ICSC, RICS, NAR, and others.


ARES publishes 7 real estate journals: the Journal of Real Estate Research, the Journal of Real estate Literature, and the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, The Journal of Real estate Practice and Education, the Journal of Housing Research, the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, the ARES Monograph Series, and the ARES Newsletter. ARES recognizes annually a Best Paper Award for manuscripts published in each of the seven journals. The 2012 award recipients are listed here [6]. The best manuscripts presented at ARES annual meetings [7] in over 20 sponsored categories receive plaques in recognition and cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000; the 2013 recipients were [8] and the 2012 recipients were [9]

ARES sponsors Career Center, an online source available to the general public without subscription. ARES provides information on job trends in high level real estate, job listings. Graduate student members of ARES can post their job interests and their resumes, and those looking to employ students mentored by ARES membership can post their notices of opportunity. [10]

ARES, in conjunction with over 12 real estate related professional associations, holds a three-day annual meeting to present papers on general real estate subjects. This meeting features about 200 scholarly presentations. On the day prior to the meetings, a critical issues seminar is offered with invited speakers of interest to ARES partner practitioner associations; topics vary from year to year. The final day of ARES meetings focus on graduate student paper presentations; graduate students about to receive their Ph.D. in real estate or closely related subject qualify for $1,000 funding from the James R. Webb American Real Estate Society Foundation [11] and are provided guidance and assistance from a senior member of ARES to mentor them when attending their first and hopefully regular ARES national meeting.

Each year, ARES recognizes contributions by its members following awards of highest recognition from ARES [12]

• David Ricardo Medal
• Graaskamp Award
• Richard Ratcliff Award
• Kinnard Scholar Award
• ARES Practitioner-Scholar Award
• ARES Pioneer Award
• ARES Distinguished Service Award

For history of ARES award recipients see [13]

Association presidents[edit]

Presidents and Executive Directors of the Association have been:[14]

Year President Executive Director
* 2014 G. Stacy Sirmans Stephen A. Pyhrr
* 2013 Grant Ian Thrall Stephen A. Pyhrr
* 2012 Robert Simons Stephen A. Pyhrr
* 2011 John Williams Stephen A. Pyhrr
* 2010 Steven Laposa Stephen A. Pyhrr
* 2009 Mauricio Rodriguez Stephen A. Pyhrr
* 2008 Marc A. Louargand Stephen A. Pyhrr
* 2007 Norman Miller Stephen A. Pyhrr
* 2006 Elaine M. Worzala Randy Anderson
* 2005 Stephen A. Pyhrr Randy Anderson
* 2004 Youguo Liang Randy Anderson
* 2003 Christopher A. Manning Theron Nelson
* 2002 Joseph B. Lipscomb Theron Nelson
* 2001 James R. DeLisle James R. Webb
* 2000 G. Donald Jud James R. Webb
* 1999 Karl L. Guntermann James R. Webb
* 1998 Glenn R. Mueler James R. Webb
* 1997 Willard McIntosh James R. Webb
* 1996 Stephen E. Roulac James R. Webb
* 1995 Steven D. Kapplin James R. Webb
* 1994 Arthur L. Schwartz, Jr. James R. Webb
* 1993 Donald R. Epley James R. Webb
* 1992 Terrence M. Clauretie James R. Webb
* 1991 Jerome Dasso James R. Webb
* 1990 Theron R. Nelson James R. Webb
* 1989 Larry E. Wofford James R. Webb
* 1987 Thomas Pearson James R. Webb
* 1986 James R. Webb
* 1985 Joseph D. Albert