Officers and Board of Directors

IRES Officers

IRES officers are elected by the Board of Directors. The webmaster is appointed by the Board.

President 2023
Steven Williams

Past President
Francois Viruly

Associate Executive Director
Kimberly Winson-Geideman

Jeffrey Robert

President elect 2024
Velma Zahirovic-Herbert

Executive Director
Karen M. Gibler

Deborah Leshinsky

Paloma Taltavull

IRES Directors

Each member society selects three people to serve on the Board of Directors along with the officers and two industry members selected by the Board.

Aly Karam, AfRES
Kunle Awolaja, AfRES
Kola Akinsomi, AfRES
Desmond Tsang, AsRES
Kwan Ok Lee AsRES
Kazuto Sumita, AsRES
James Young, ARES
Meagan McCollum, ARES
Dustin Read, ARES

Eamonn D’Arcy, ERES
Martin Hoesli, ERES
Ramón Sotelo, ERES
Dulani Halvitgala, PRRES
Graham Squires, PRRES
Neville Hurst, PRRES
Claudio Alencar, LARES
Eliane Monetti, LARES
Alessandro Vedrossi, LARES Patrick Katabua, Industry Henry Chin, Industry

Steven Williams, President Francois Viruly, Past President Joseph Ooi, Past President Deborah Leshinsky, Secretary
Jeff Robert, Treasurer
Karen Gibler, Executive Director Velma Zahirovic-Herbert, President-Elect Kimberly Winson-Geideman, Associate Executive Director

African Real Estate Society (AfRES)

President: Omokolade Akinsomi
Executive Director: Aly Karam

American Real Estate Society (ARES)

President: Kimberly Goodwin
Executive Director: David Funk

Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES)

President: Desmond Tsang
Executive Director: Rose Lai

European Real Estate Society (ERES)

President: Björn-Martin Kurzrock
Executive Director: Michael White

Latin American Real Estate Society (LARES)

President : Alessandro Vedrossi
Admin & Finance Director: José Varandas

Pacific-Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES)

President : Graham Squires
Executive Director: Neville Hurst