The First International Conference on Real Estate Development and Management (1st ICREDM), which aimed at bringing together domestic and foreign experiences comprising local and international experts in the fields of real estate, construction, development plan, and finance was held at Wyndham Hotel in Ankara from 1st – 3rd February 2018. After the conference, it was decided that the conference would be conducted every two years. Ankara University is very pleased to hold the Second International Conference on Real Estate Development and Management (2nd ICREDM) between 30th January – 2nd February 2020 in Ankara. We are very pleased to invite you all stakeholders, local and foreign academicians, practitioners and policy makers to the conference, which will be held in Wyndham Ankara, Turkey.

Thank you for your interest. Abstract submission has been closed.


The Department of Real Estate Development and Management (formerly Department of Real Estate Development) in Ankara University was established on 2nd February 2007. It is now going to celebrate the 13th anniversary of its establishment in 2020. The Department of Real Estate Development and Management in the Faculty of Applied Sciences launched first under undergraduate program in the Department of Real Estate Development and Management in the academic year 2016-2017. In February 2020, the department will celebrate the 12nd anniversary of its establishment. Within this time, the real estate development and management programs at undergraduate, graduate and research degree programmes have been launched.

Nevertheless, after four years of continuous effort in the Department of Real Estate Development and Management of Ankara University, the MSc Real Estate programmes with thesis and without thesis became the first and only academic department in Turkey to be accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since 2014. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors known as RICS is the global professional, education and accreditation institution in the field of real estate, environment and construction management and valuation. The Department of Real Estate Development and Management in the Faculty of Applied Sciences is in the process of accreditation of both undergraduate and graduate real estate programmes by 2020. The peer evaluation process of graduate programs completed and expected to be accredited until 2023. 

At the same time, the Department is also in the process of gaining accreditation from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the top professional organization in the field of real estate, facility and resource management, for its Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes and expected completion by mid-2020. Furthermore, we are also planning to gain recognition for our undergraduate and graduate programmes from CEPI (European Association of Real Estate Professions) and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

The launch of the First International Conference on Real Estate Development and Management (1st ICREDM) in 2018 was part of the long-term strategy and vision of Ankara University to develop international cooperation and strengthen Ankara as “model” in real estate research, applications and training. In this context, the Second International Conference on Real Estate Development and Management (2nd ICREDM) with the theme of Urban Economy and Value Based Development Applications is to be held in Ankara between 30th January and 2nd February 2020. Within the framework of the main theme of the conference we are inviting papers in themes of urban space restructuring, urban planning implementation problems, value based and mixed zoning application methods, housing issues and regulations, commercial and featured real estate markets, real estate investments, financing, securitization and Islamic finance applications, and theory in real estate sector will be discussed. Moreover, it is aimed to hold annual conferences on different themes every year (annual conferences) and also to continue international real estate development and management conferences every two years (biannual international conference).

Conference Themes

  • Urban Land Economics and Management
  • Urban Development and Growth Trends
  • Zoning Implementation Methods, Area and Value Based Zoning Models: Theories, Country Case Studies and Good Case Study Analysis
  • Zoning and Construction Law
  • Urban Infrastructure Investments and Financing: Land Value Increase and Rent Sharing and Project Financing
  • Urban Transformation and Applications
  • Urban Conservation Policies and Implementations
  • Area Protection Policies and Applications
  • Transfer and Consolidation of Zoning Rights
  • Housing Economics and Policies
  • Real Estate Marketing and Marketing Management
  • Commercial Real Estate Market and Future
  • Real Estate Development Processes and Cases of Successful Development
  • Real Estate Investments and Financing: Mortgage and Project Financing
  • Infrastructure Projects and Financing: Airports, Rail Station, Marinas, Ports, Toll Roads, Tunnels and Underground Projects
  • Banking Models in Real Estate and Construction Sectors
  • Mortgage Finance Institutions, Securitization and Secondary Market Transactions
  • Islamic Finance and its Implementation in Real Estate Sector
  • Sukuk, Rental Certificate and Real Estate Certificates
  • Risk Management and Decision Support Systems in Real Estate Development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, and Corporate Real Estate
  • Real Estate, Asset and Facility Management
  • Real Estate Trade, Organizations and Institutionalization
  • Informality and its Effects on Real Estate and Construction Sectors
  • Real Estate Taxation Policies
  • Digitisation, Information Systems and Real Estate Markets
  • Taxation of Wealth and Real Estates
  • Real Estate, Asset and Business Valuation
  • Valuation Organizations in the Public Sector: Valuation Applications based on Property Tax and Land Registry Transactions
  • Individual and Mass Valuation Models
  • Development of Real Estate Statistics and Information Systems
  • Real Estate Market Indexes and Usage
  • Institutionalization in Real Estate Sector: Real Estate Investment Trusts, Real Estate Investment Funds, Corporate Companies, Financial Leasing, Asset and Real Estate Management Companies
  • Project and Construction Management
  • Climate Change and Future Settlements
  • Sustainable Built Environment and Green Building Certificates
  • Real Estate Sector and Demographic Relations
  • Land Acquisition and Expropriation for Public Investments
  • Public Policies for Real Estate and Construction Sectors
  • Rural Land Management and Policies
  • Land Consolidation and Rural Development Practices
  • Public Property (Land, Urban Plot, Housing, Buildings and Facilities) Management
  • Real Estate Education and Research Policies in Turkey

Graduate Students Presentations

  • Master and PhD Thesis Presentations
  • Experience Analysis and Case Studies on Real Estate Development and Management

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of paper abstracts: January 17, 2020
  • Announcement of accepted papers abstracts: January 21, 2020
  • Deadline for submission of the full paper: February 10, 2020
  • Peer (referee) review: February 13, 2020
  • Printing of papers: February 17-21, 2020

Advanced Courses:

It is aimed at organizing short-term certified training programs in the pre-conference period and throughout the conference, the aim is to increase the level of utilization of the participants and to strengthen the student-academic world-practice ability. For this purpose, it is envisaged that training programs will be organized on the mentioned subjects below and certificate programs and courses will be held between January 25 and January 30, 2020 in the Department of real estate development and management lecture rooms and conference halls. The duration, registration fees and place of each program, the lecturers and other practitioners or professionals who will be facilitating the causes will be announced later:

  • Theory and Practices of Mass Appraisal
  • Theory and Practices of Land Readjustment on Value Basis
  • Plant, Equipment and Machinery Valuation Methods and Practices
  • Asset and Portfolio Management and Valuation
  • Art Economics and Art Valuation
  • Theory and Practices of Development Appraisal
  • Analysis of Real Estate Market and Market Regulations
  • Development of Urban Transformation Projects, Transformation Models and Financing
  • Condominium and Facility Management
  • Real Estate Project Development and Strategic Project Planning
  • Facility Management Professionalization and Standards  
  • Determination and Applications of Goodwill in Condominium Buildings and Detached Housing Projects
  • REVIT and ARGUS Training
  • Real Estate Project Development and BIM Training
  • Affordable Housing Policies and Financing
  • Advanced Valuation Methods and Development Appraisal Practices
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

Certificate programs will be supervised by considering enough participation and decision made by the authority of the Department of Real Estate Development and Management.

The contact address is as follows:

Ankara University, Department of Real Estate Development and Management, Tandogan Campus Ord. Prof. Dr. Sevket Aziz Kansu Building, B Block Floor: 2, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey. Phone: +90 312. 600 0160-600 0161

Workshop on Valuation Organizations:

Before the commencement of the conference, the workshop called “Role and Structure of Valuation Organizations in Developed and Developing Countries” will be expected to hold on 29 January 2020 with the participation of selected local and foreign academicians and licensed appraisers and organizations. The main theme of the workshop is; mass appraisal, and especially in the public sector, discussion of the valuation organization for property tax, title deed, value increase gain and other central government taxes and local taxes; The structure and operation of the appraisal system will constitute the basis of the tax reform envisaged by the New Economic Program, 11th Development Plan and Fiscal Budget Law of 2020 will be discussed and the best practice model will be discussed. Along with the workshop and discussions it was with the greater expectation to get some of the experience and special insights from the managers and experts from RICS, IVSC, TEGoVA, TDUB and other professional organizations such as TKGM and the Ministry of Treasury and Finance. Besides these, during the conference three (3) important workshops such as “Affordable Housing Policies and Social Housing Strategies”, “Securitization Models and Practices” and “Conservation Economics and Sustainability Value”, is planning to accomplish.

Graduate Students’ Presentation Sessions:

The last day of the conference will be devoted partially or completely to research and presentations of real estate undergraduate and graduate students of Ankara University and other universities in Turkey and foreign universities. Awards and certificates will be awarded for successful undergraduate students and, successful publications for graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) that is planning to organise for the first time in Turkey. Thesis presentations and the evaluation of publications will be made by a jury of at least 10 people selected from the panel of judges and the results will be announced at the closing date of the conference. The presentations of the projects made by the 4th year undergraduate students of the Department of Real Estate Development and Management in Ankara University within the scope of the real estate and asset analysis course will also be made. The Alumni Association of the Department of real estate development and management and student communities will also be allowed to make presentations. In addition, the special attention shall be paid to open promotional stands of a number of associations such as RICS, IVSC, TEGoVA, ERES and TDUB, and special attention shall be paid to contribute to aware corporate organizations of real estate development and management expertise.