Last year we went back to Tanzania after an absence of years, this coming conference it will be also going back to the site of one of our earlier conferences, Zambia. Appropriately the year 2020 will be the celebration of our 20th annual conference for the African Real Estate Society. It is cause for both celebration and also contemplation about the future. The conference venue is the historical Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC). Situated in Manda Hill near the National Assembly, MICC was built in 1970 to host the third Summit Conference of the Non-Aligned Nations. It is therefore the preferred venue for most significant government conferences and gatherings.

Lusaka is the capital and major city of Zambia. Lusaka is one of the fastest developing cities in the Southern African region. It is situated on a plateau of about 1280 meters above sea level with beautifulview all around. It is well connected to the country’s road infrastructure in all four directions, north,south, east, and west. It is named after a village in the Manda Hill named after Chief Lusaka. In 1905 the British built the railway and Lusaka took off as a major center. By 1935 it replaced Livingstone as the capital of Northern Rhodesia as it was called then.

Since the federation of Northern and Southern Rhodesia in 1953, Lusaka became the center for independence movement. In 1964 Lusaka became the capital of the independent Republic of Zambia. In recent years it has become a popular destination for Zambians to settle and also for tourists who enjoy the beautiful climate of Lusaka. Lusaka has the largest learning institutions in Zambia and some of the best schools in the country. Lusaka has/is surrounded by a number of tourist attractions which include Lusaka National Park, Presidential Burial Site National Monument, Lilayi Elephant Nursey, Lusaka National Museum, Chaminuka Nature Reserve and many more. Lusaka is also about an hour’s flight toLivingstone, the home of the mighty Victoria Falls and tourist capital of Zambia.


The AfRES conference attracts representatives from academia and practice from the continent and also from across the world to discuss and present innovative solutions to real estate challenges. The conference encourages professionals from the private real estate sector, government agencies, academia, and other stakeholders in the sector.

The conference encourages the submission of papers with a broad spectrum of real estate related issues;

  1. Macro-economic policy and real estate markets
  2. Real estate markets and housing developments
  3. Real estate investment trust
  4. Research in real estate
  5. Land administration and management
  6. Real estate finance and investment
  7. Real estate market research
  8. Property and facility management
  9. Sustainable real estate market
  10. Research priorities for real estate education institution
  11. Real estate education curricula: A workplace feedback
  12. Collaboration/synergy between real estate practitioners and academia