Officers and Board of Directors

IRES Officers

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

President 2022
Francois Viruly
AfRES

Past President
Joseph Ooi
AsRES

Associate Executive Director
Kimberly Winson-Geideman
ARES

Treasurer
Jeff Robert
ARES

President elect 2023
Steven Williams
ARES

Executive Director
Karen M. Gibler
ARES

Secretary
Tanja Tyvimaa
PRRES

Webmaster
Paloma Taltavull
ERES

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
David Chan, AsRES
Kwan Ok Lee AsRES
Kazuto Sumita, AsRES
James Young, ARES
Velma Zahirovic-Herbert, ARES
Dustin Read, ARES Steve Williams, Industry

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 Patrick Katabua, Industry

Francois Viruly, President Joseph Ooi, Past President Steven Bourassa, Past President Tanja Tyvimaa, Secretary
Jeff Robert, Treasurer
Karen Gibler, Executive Director Kimberly Winson-Geideman, Associate Executive Director

African Real Estate Society (AfRES)

President: Kola Akinsomi
Executive Director: Aly Karam

American Real Estate Society (ARES)

President: Phillip Seagraves
Executive Director: David Funk

Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES)

President: Hiroshi Ishijima
Executive Director: Rose Lai

European Real Estate Society (ERES)

President: Gunther Maier
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