The 2020 IRES awards were announced at the IRES Board meeting on June 2.   The recipients are:

IRES Achievement Award: Andrew Baum

Dr. Baum has researched and published about real estate investment and valuation for more than 30 years. He is the author or co-author of seven books and has published on topics such as international investment in the Journal of European Real Estate Research  and Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, among others. Dr. Baum served as Professor of Land Management at the University of Reading and is now Professor of Practice at University of Oxford.  He is the founder of the Reading Real Estate Foundation, an educational charity established to support real estate education. In addition, Dr. Baum has held leadership positions with multiple real estate firms, including Henderson Global Investors and CBRE Global Investment Partners .  He has been a keynote speaker at several ERES and PRRES conferences as well as the 2001 IRES World Congress.

IRES Service Award: Martin Hoesli

Dr. Hoesli is Professor of Real Estate and Finance at the Universities of Geneva and Aberdeen and at Kedge Business School. He has been an active member of ERES, currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors as well as President 2003-2004. He is always supportive of activities such as conferences and seminars. He is a long serving member of the IRES Board of Directors and was elected President of IRES in 2017.

IRES Corporate Leadership Award:  South African Council for Property Valuers Profession (SACPVP)

The South African Council for Property Valuers Profession  is a strong supporter of real estate research, education, and professional practice.  The organization has taken a leadership role in advising and accrediting real estate education programs in South Africa. In addition, it has been in the forefront of professionalizing the valuation profession in South Africa.  On an international scale, SACPVP has furthered the mission of the African Real Estate Society by partnering in organizing three AfRES annual conferences as well as providing the organization financial and staff support.

The International Real Estate Society (IRES) is a federation of regional real estate societies that encourages global cooperation on research and education.  The mission of IRES is to: (1) encourage communication, cooperation, and coordination regarding real estate research and education; (2) encourage and assist in establishment of real estate education and research programs; (3) encourage research on international real estate topics; and (4) encourage and facilitate faculty exchanges. 

The federation consists of the American Real Estate Society, European Real Estate Society, Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, Asian Real Estate Society, African Real Estate Society, and Latin American Real Estate Society.  IRES annually presents three prestigious awards.  Nominations come from individual members of the regional societies and the recipient is decided by a vote of a committee comprised of one representative from each of the regional organizations and one industry representative.  Further information and the names of past recipients can be found at the IRES website, iresnet.net.