Officers and Board of Directors

IRES Officers

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

President 2020-2021
Joseph Ooi

Past President
Steven Bourassa

Associate Executive Director
Kimberly Winson-Geideman

Steven Bourassa

President elect 2022
François Viruly

Executive Director
Karen M. Gibler

Tanja Tyvimaa

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.

Catherine Kariuki, AfRES
Kunle Awolaja, AfRES
Kola Akinsomi, AfRES
Jin-Yoo Kim, AsRES
Jim Shilling, AsRES
J Sa-Aadu, AsRES
Jeremy Gabe, ARES
Velma Zahirovic-Herbert, ARES
Dustin Read, ARES

Eamonn D’Arcy, ERES
Martin Hoesli, ERES
Ramón Sotelo, ERES
Chyi Lin Lee, PRRES
Graham Squires, PRRES
Neville Hurst, PRRES
Claudio Alencar, LARES
Eliane Monetti, LARES
Alessandro Vedrossi, LARES

Tanja Tyvimaa, Secretary
Steven Bourassa, Treasurer
Kimberly Winson-Geideman, Associate Executive Director
Patrick Katabua, Industry
Steve Williams, Industry

African Real Estate Society (AfRES)

President: Catherine Kariuki
Executive Director: François Viruly

American Real Estate Society (ARES)

President: Simon Stevenson
Executive Director: David Funk

Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES)

President: Tien-Foo Sing
Executive Director: Rose Lai

European Real Estate Society (ERES)

President: Ingrid Nappi
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 : Chyi Lin Lee
Executive Director: Neville Hurst