Welcome to the 2014 Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) International Conference.  This will be the 19th AsRES Conference and the second occasion on which the conference has been held in Australia. This years the University of Queensland will host the conference with the support of University of New South wales, Bond University and Melbourne University.  We will be holding this year’s conference on the Gold Coast, Queensland.  We will be using the Outrigger hotel in the heart of Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast is Australia’s number one holiday destination with miles of surf beaches and a warm sub-tropical climate.  The Gold Coast is not just a holiday destination it is also within the rapidly expanding South East Queensland region and is just 70 kilometers from Brisbane the capital of Queensland.  Surfers Paradise is home to the tallest residential tower in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere and was until 2011 the tallest residential tower in the world.    

The AsRES Conference has always provided a great opportunity for academics, practitioners and policy makers in real estate and urban economics to share current research outcomes and exchange knowledge on important issues such as property markets, real estate finance, development and investment, asset and portfolio management, housing and urban planning, sustainable development, regulation and government policies.

For the first time the 2014 conference will offer full peer review of papers across all interest areas.  This rigorous double blind peer review process will be of particular benefit to those academics that require faculty support for conference attendance.

In addition to several parallel paper sessions, the conference will also feature panel discussions on specific issues facing the Asia region, as well trends affecting the real estate education sector. Scholars, practitioners, students and everyone interested in the various fields of real estate are welcome.

We warmly welcome you to Australia’s Gold Coast and hope you enjoy the conference!

Assoc Prof Clive Warren
AsRES President

        Contacts:       A/Prof Clive Warren
Tel:                +61 7 3364 8169
Email:            info@asres.net