To celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Department, to increase the awareness of The Department and real estate sciences in Turkey and throughout the world and to increase cooperation, International Conference on Real Estate Development and Management 2018 was held at Wyndham Ankara between February 1st-3rd, 2018.

The conference started with an opening ceremony on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The ceremony ended with the 10th Anniversary Celebration after a stand in silence, the national anthem and speeches from Ankara University Dean of Faculty of Applied Sciences and Head and Founder of Department of Real Estate Development and Management Prof. Dr. Harun Tanrıvermiş, Head of RAU Center for Real Estate Prof. Dr. Ali Parsa on behalf of President of RICS John Hughes, Acting Chairman of Board of Turkiye Wealth Fund and Chairman of Borsa İstanbul Himmet Karadağ, Rector of Ankara University Prof. Dr. Erkan İbiş and R.o.T. Minister of Environment and Urbanisation Mehmet Özhaseki. Gifts were presented to the first graduates at the ceremony, and a cake was cut as a celebration of the 10th year.

After the opening ceremony, the first day ended with sessions on “Urban Development Tendencies and Policies” and “Land Management and Policies”.

On the second day of the conference, sessions on “Real Estate Investments and Finance” and “Real Estate and Facility Management” were held in addition to two sessions on “Urban Transformation Practices and Policies”.

On the last day of the conference; “Real Estate Investments, Partnerships, Project Development and Valuation”, “Real Estate Appraisal and Real Estate Markets”, “Housing Economy and Politics”, “Real Estate Markets and Taxation” and “Real Estate Investigations and Education” sessions were held. The conference ended at the end of the third day after Ankara University Dean of Faculty of Applied Sciences and Head and Founder of Department of Real Estate Development and Management Prof. Dr. Harun Tanrıvermiş’s speech and closing ceremony. Despite the busy schedule, intensive Turkish and foreign participation was observed throughout the conference.

On Sunday February 4th, 2018, presenters of International Conference on Real Estate Development and Management 2018 Dr. Markus Schaffert, Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Bernhard Mueller, Prof. Dr. Rachelle Alterman, Prof. Dr. Ali Parsa, Alexander Boadi, Kofi Addo, Prof. Jeremy Moody and Wilson Akhator Eneka attended to the Ankara Tour for foreign guests organized by the conference organizing committee.