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ARES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The American Real Estate Society (ARES) is seeking an Executive Director with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2019. The Executive Director is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Society and has operational responsibility and/or oversight of all non-academic aspects of the Society’s operation. The ARES Executive Director is the day-to-day manager. This is a time-intensive major "service" position.
The duties of the Executive Director include:
Work with the Executive Assistant (currently Melissa Miller) to implement and manage the above duties and respond to leadership issues and needs.
Undertaking any other day-to-day activities necessary to further the goals of the Society, and such tasks as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.
Term and Consideration:
The term of the Executive Director is 5 years. The position may be renewed with the mutual agreement of the candidate and the executive board, followed by a vote of the Board of Directors. In event of a tie the ARES President shall have the tie-breaking vote. The Executive Director is a volunteer slot without pay, but the applicant will receive an allowance of up to $20,000 per year to provide a half-time executive assistant. The executive assistant position has historically allocated 12-15 hours per week to society business.
The American Real Estate Society (ARES), founded in 1985, is an association of real estate thought leaders. 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 is the leading real estate research and education organization globally whose mission is to influence real estate thought leadership and decision making. To accomplish this mission, the entrepreneurial leadership of ARES over 25 years has developed six real estate journals, a special topics monograph series, an extensive newsletter, and an Annual Meeting held in world-class-water locations that now features over 200 research paper presentations, 18 panel sessions, a Doctoral Seminar, and an all-day “Critical Issues Seminar” that is jointly organized and sponsored by major industry trade associations. The ARES organization of over 1,400 members is managed by an all-volunteer team of 15 officers, 20 directors, 24 appointed position holders, 3 international board representatives, and 14 committees. The organization has been instrumental in originating and developing seven affiliate regional real estate “sister” societies, representing every continent throughout the world (3,000 members), 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.
Additional duties that may be split off into another position:
A. Co-produce with the Director of the Critical Issues Seminar (Neil Shaw, RICS), the Critical Issues Seminar. As a practical matter, 80% of this activity has been undertaken by the Executive Director’s office, involving organizing numerous committee meetings during the year, lining up speakers and panelists, producing workbooks, marketing through industry organizations (CCIM, AI, NAR, CRE, etc.), and soliciting industry sponsors. For the last 5 years this has been the single largest time-consumption duty of the Executive Director and his assistant, Melissa Miller.
B. Business Development – Solicit Annual Meeting sponsors (historically 10-15 organizations) and work with the Director of Business Development (Mike Seiler) and the Director of Industry Liaison (Will McIntosh) and with all current and prospective ARES premium members at the Sponsors, Regents, and President’s Council levels.
C. Work with the Executive Assistant (currently Melissa Miller) to implement and manage the above Executive Director duties, and respond to leadership issues and needs. (assistant workload – 12 to 15 hours per week).
Nominations, applications, and indications of interest may be submitted to Roby Simons, chair of the ARES Succession Committee, at the following: firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the position, please call 216.401.1700. Please submit a CV and cover letter to apply.
Dr. Bennie Waller is currently the Professor of Finance and Real Estate & Director of the Center for Financial Responsibility at College of Business and Economics, Longwood University, Farmville, VA. Dr. Waller's research and consulting are largely focused on principal-agent and housing externality issues in residential real estate. He is published in over 30 articles and has been cited in several top media outlets. Bennie serves as co-meeting planner for ARES.
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