International Real Estate Research Symposium 2018 is here. Register asap!

International Real Estate Research Symposium 2018 is here. Register asap!

IRERS is a well-established international real estate conference in Malaysia. The theme for IRERS 2018 is Emerging Trends and Evolving Diversity in Real Estate. This is an event that I will be attending personally. For everyone from the real estate industry, this is an event not to be missed. IRERS has also obtained Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by the Board of Valuers, Appraisers & Estate Agents, Malaysia. 10 CPD Hours. 

The International Real Estate Research Symposium 2018 will be held on 23-25 April 2018. This is an event recommended for the following:  Valuers, Property Managers & Estate Agents, Bankers & Financiers, Real Estate Player, Academia & Researchers, Government Agencies & Local Authorities, Postgraduate Students and any individual related to Real Estate. Time to get to know the movers and shakers in the industry.

National Institute of Valuation (INSPEN) is the training and research Institute of the Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH), Ministry of Finance Malaysia (MOF). INSPEN is the host of International Real Estate Research Symposium (IRERS). IRERS is a real estate research forum held in collaboration with several international universities and property organisations. IRERS 2002 is the Malaysia’s first international symposium on real estate research. IRERS was conceived out the awareness that the real estate industry must embrace research and development (R&D) as a way forward. IRERS has never been intended to replace, but rather, to complement similar efforts already in place in the Asia-Pacific region.

INSPEN is hosting the 9th International Real Estate Research Symposium (IRERS). The main objective of this symposium is to provide a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas on the changing faces of today’s real estate market dynamic. The symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for global networking, discussions and exchange of information across a broad spectrum of issues related to real estate and allied subject. It will bring together experts, practitioners, policymakers, academics and institutions on an international level to focus on the emerging issues of real estate and outline appropriate principles, procedures and tools to face the challenge of global change.

IRERS is structured in Plenary Sessions, concerning keynote speech, and Parallel Sessions, dealing with the following topics specified:

  • Valuation and Pricing
  • Valuation of Special Properties
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Performance Measurement
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Real Estate Forecasting
  • Real Estate Construction
  • Real Estate Cycles
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Land Use Planning
  • Intellectual Properties
  • Property & Facilities Management
  • ICT in Real Estate

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 9th International Real Estate Research Symposium (IRERS) at INSPEN in April 2018. Email to register here or via this email. 

Registration details as below:

Mode of payment:

Kindly make immediate payment (except Local Order) upon registration to secure your participation. Registration without payment will not be considered.

The mode of payment are as follow:

  • Bank draft
  • Local Order
  • Telegraphic Transfer (International Participant only)

Bank draft should be crossed and made payable to:


Or via bank transfer:

Bank Name: Affin Bank Berhad
Bank Address: Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Swift Code: AIBBMYKL
Account Number: 105990040172
Account Name: Jabatan Akauntan Negara Malaysia Negeri Selangor

Note: Please provide us the proof of payment (receipt / telegraphic transfer form and etc.)

The Organising Committee will be in touch with you with more IRERS news as we progress. In the meantime, please feel free to get back to me with any queries you may have. Once again, a very warm welcome and looking forward to meeting you at the conference.

Join us and register now to secure your seat and guarantee your participation in IRERS. Please note that registration is based on first come first served basis.

Thank you.

Ms. Nur Hafizah Zahari (Treasurer of IRERS)
Institut Penilaian Negara (INSPEN)
Persiaran INSPEN
43000 Kajang
Selangor, MALAYSIA
Email: |
Telephone: +603-8911 8888 | +603-8911 8800
Facsimile: +603-8925 0640

Feel free to read more about some of the presenters from You can also download the brochure here. 

Additional details for the Plenary Sessions for IRERS 2018 as below:

Plenary 1: Papers Presentation
Theme: Emerging Trends And Evolving Diversity in Real Estate
Date : 24th April 2018 (Tuesday)
Time : 11.00 am – 01.00 pm
Venue : Jubli Hall, INSPEN
Moderator : Sr. Mohd. Khairudin Abd Halim, Valuation and Property Services Department, Ministry of Finance, Malaysia


  1. Professor Dr. Graeme Newell – Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia. Paper entitled “The Increasing Significance of Asia Pacific Real Estate Investors”
  2. Professor Sr Dr. Ting Kien Hwa – Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. Paper entitled “A Market Study Framework for World Class Property Development Projects”
  3. Prof. Dr. Hishamuddin Mohd Ali – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia. Paper entitled “Formulation of Housing Strategy From the Perspective of Property Market Efficiency”

Plenary Speaker Profile

Prof. Dr. Graeme NewellProfessor Dr. Graeme Newell is Professor of Property Investment in the School of Economics, Finance and Property at Western Sydney, University. He has published over 130 papers in the leading property research journals, including Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Property Research, Journal of Property Investment and Finance, and Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management. He has extensive experience in supervising PhD students and examining PhDs for a large number of universities. Graeme has strong links to the property industry in Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Graeme also has strong links to Malaysia and has attended all of the IRERS conferences since established in 2002.

Professor Sr Dr. Ting Kien Hwa is currently the Head of Centre for Real Estate Research (COREResearch), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. He is the Vice President of the Malaysian Institute of Professional Property Managers (MMIPPM), Academic Member of Asia Public Real Estate Association (APREA), a Board member of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, RICS Malaysia Board member, a Council member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia and a member of the NAPREC Expert Panel (INSPEN). He is an established researcher on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). He was the founding Editor of International Surveying Research Journal and Editor for The Malaysian Surveyor of Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia from 2011 to 2016.  He is also an Editorial Board member of Journal of Corporate Real Estate (UK), Journal of Real Estate Literature (USA), Pacific Rim Property Research Journal (Australia) and Asian Journal of Knowledge Management.

Prof. Dr. Hishamuddin Mohd AliProf. Dr. Hishamuddin Mohd Ali is Professor of Property Asset Management in the Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He holds a PhD in Property Investment and Finance from the University of Salford. Currently, he is the Deputy Dean of Research, Innovation, Community and Industry Linkages at the same faculty. He is actively involved in property research and has led many research and consultancy projects and has published in various publications and proceedings. He has been appointed as a consultant for many projects in real estate valuation, market and feasibility studies for more than 30 years. His research interest covers asset management strategy, property market dynamics, investment and valuation


Dr. Suraya Ismail is a Director of Research in Khazanah Research Institute. Before joining the Institute, she was in Think City (a city-making initiative of Khazanah Nasional Berhad), and had previously taught at the University of Malaya. Her research interests include theories of the firm, the economics of governance and the history of economic growth. Suraya was educated at the universities of Malaya, Reading and UCL. She holds a PhD in Institutional Economics and Governance.



Plenary 2: Real Estate Forum

Theme: Emerging Trends And Evolving Diversity in Real Estate
Date : 25th April 2018 (Tuesday)
Time : 02.30 pm – 04.30 pm
Venue : Jubli Hall, INSPEN

Moderator Sr. A’zmi Abdul Latif – Valuation and Property Services Department, Ministry of Finance, Malaysia


  1. Sr. Sulaiman Akhmady Mohd Saheh – Head of Research, Rahim & Co International Sdn. Bhd. Paper entitled “Disruption in the Real Estate Landscape”
  2. Dr Jasmine LC Lim – Senior Lecturer, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Paper entitled “Real Estate: A Digital Transformation”
  3. Sr. Khaidzir Abdul Rasip – Senior Vice President, Urban Observatory, IRDA. Paper entitled “Towards a Diverse and Sustainable Property Market in Iskandar Malaysia”
  4. Mr. Arik Hariyono – Tenaga Pengkaji Privatisasi dan Efektivitas Kekayaan Negara Dipisahkan (DJKN).

Please do register online. There would also be parallel sessions running throughout the symposium. 

Seats are based on first come first serve basis.

Schedule is as follows:




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