Organisers’ Announcement: Future Leaders of the African Real Estate Society
The African Real Estate Society (AfRES), founded in 1997 seeks to promote networking, research and education among property professionals across Africa. In recent years AfRES has witnessed a number of challenges to its objectives. One of the most critical of these challenges is the decline in new members and an aging membership. In this paper we highlight the creation of the Future Leaders of the African Real Estate Society (FLAfRES). The inauguration and creation of FLAfRES is to promote active participation among early career academics, researchers and professionals; and promote volunteering and create a structural pathway to mentor the next crop of AfRES leaders. We examine the need for FLAfRES, the structure, its fit within AfRES and strategies to explicitly involve younger members in the succession plans of the society.