IRES (virtual) Symposium for Doctoral Students

Call For Papers & Video Presentations

October 28-30, 2020, via Zoom

It is our pleasure to invite your submissions to the Virtual IRES Symposium for Doctoral Students. The symposium brings together doctoral students from various disciplines and you will have a unique opportunity to present your research to the international society of real estate academics and practitioners and broaden your network. Short-listed doctoral students will be able to post recorded research presentations on the IRES website to disseminate your findings and exchange ideas with colleagues.


The organizing committee welcomes submissions from doctoral students working on a wide array of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Real estate finance and investment
  • Urban and housing economics
  • Urban planning
  • Sustainability and real estate


Anyone who registers can participate at no cost. Registered participants will be able to watch the recorded presentations made by short-listed doctoral students on the IRES website and join the live symposium sessions. Registered participants will receive a notification and a reminder before the live sessions.
There are two types of participation:

  • PhD paper presentation
  • Attendance


We accept well-developed extended abstracts or draft papers that contain at least some initial results from interested doctoral students. Short-listed doctoral students will be asked to record your research presentation (max 15 minutes) and provide the link to your video presentation.


All those interested in attend the 1st IRES Doctoral Symposium can register through fulfilling the questionnaire in the following link


The presentation videos recorded by the short-listed doctoral students will be made available in the designated area on the IRES website. The organizing committee will further evaluate the short-listed submissions to decide the top submissions. We will assign a mentor for each of these selected top Ph.D. students. Each selected top student will have a live online slot to present the short executive summary and receive comments and questions from the mentor as well as from participants.


After the symposium, we will decide 3 best presentations and each winner will be awarded US $1,000, thanks to the generous support of James R. Webb ARES Foundation


August 31st (Monday)Deadline for abstract/paper submission
September 15th (Tuesday)Announcement of short-listed students
September 25th (Friday)Deadline for video submission by short-listed students
October 7th (Wednesday)Announcement of top submissions
October 25th (Sunday)Deadline for registration without submission
October 28h (Wednesday), 29th, and 30thLive symposium sessions


Masaki Mori (Chair)
University of Reading  
Jeremy Gabe
University of San Diego  
Kwan Ok Lee
National University of Singapore  
Paloma Taltavull de La Paz
University of Alicante  
Alessandro Vedrossi
Valora Gestão de Investimentos