FAU College of Business Professor Ken Johnson is the New President of American Real Estate Society

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (July 23, 2018)Ken Johnson, associate dean of graduate programs and professor of finance in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University, is the new president of the American Real Estate Society (ARES).ken johnson profile picture

Founded in 1985, ARES 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 research and knowledge about real estate decision making and the functioning of real estate markets.

Johnson was elected associate program chair of ARES in the spring of 2015, becoming a member of the ARES Executive Committee. He has since progressed through a series of offices in the organization, including program chair and president-elect. After serving his term as president, Johnson will become immediate past president.

In addition to being the ARES president for 2018-19, Johnson serves as the ARES publications director, managing and overseeing the suite of ARES journals, which includes the Journal of Real Estate Research; Journal of Housing Research; Journal of Real Estate Literature; Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management; and Journal of Sustainable Real Estate. The ARES journals provide relevant and timely research of interest to real estate academics and practitioners worldwide.

Johnson joined ARES in 2000 while a graduate student in the Ph.D. program at the University of Alabama. He’s a past ARES board member and also currently serves as an editor for the Journal of Housing Research. A real estate economist, Johnson is co-creator of the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index and the Southeast Florida Residential Real Estate Market Update.

Johnson said his two major external goals for the association are to move ARES toward becoming the recognized center of real estate expertise, and move ARES into additional revenue streams to better promote members’ scholarship and knowledge creation.  

The objectives of the society are to encourage research and promote education in real estate, improve communication and exchange of information in real estate and related matters among higher education faculty and practicing professionals, and facilitate the association of academic, practicing professional and research individuals in the area of real estate.

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Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.