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Highfield Elected as Vice Program Chair of the American Real Estate Society

4-10-14 - Dr. Michael J. Highfield, Department Head of Finance and Economics, was recently elected to the position of Vice Program Chair (2014-15) of the American Real Estate Society (ARES). This is the only officer position elected annually and will begin a progression to Vice President and Program Chair (2015-16), President Elect (2016-17), President (2017-18), and a five-year Past-President Appointment (2018-23). Highfield has served on the Board of Directors for ARES from 2012-2014.

Founded in 1985, the American Real Estate Society (ARES), is comprised of over 1,400 members are drawn from academia and the profession at large, both in the United States and internationally. The society is dedicated to producing and disseminating knowledge related to real estate decision making and the functioning of real estate markets.

The objectives of the American Real Estate Society are to encourage research and promote education in real estate, improve communication and exchange of information in real estate and allied matters among college/university faculty and practicing professionals, and facilitate the association of academic, practicing professional, and research persons in the area of real estate.

ARES publishes six real estate journals and holds an annual meeting conference on the eastern or western coast of the United States annually. The society has been instrumental in originating and developing seven affiliate regional real estate “sister” societies, representing every continent throughout the world, a job opportunity website for members and students, and an Education Tract that focuses on the development of best practices in real estate education throughout academia and industry.

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