On the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Republic of Turkey






Areas of expertise such as land management, real estate development, project and construction management, facility and real estate management, real estate and asset management, real estate investment and finance have gained special importance especially in terms of achieving sustainability goals and planning and development of urban and rural settlements. In order to ensure economic and social development and to increase the level of social and individual welfare, the multi-purpose evaluation of information about the ownership, land tenure system, planning, use, valuation, financing, and technical infrastructure services of urban and rural land assets are considered and all activities that require taking decisions regarding the land assets and fulfilling the decisions taken are evaluated within this scope. In almost every country, special attention is paid to urban growth, development and expansion, land use, cadastre, zoning and title deed, land conservation, food production, planning and its sustainability. Especially in the changing world agenda after COVID19, settlement planning, real estate investments, planning and implementation, finance, taxation, facility and real estate management have gained special importance. In this framework, it will be possible to achieve the sustainability goal to a large extent by adopting new trends and technologies and implementing a circular economy approach. On the other hand, an increase is observed in the share of real estate and real estate-based instruments in the investment plans of households and businesses in many countries, and there is a great need for the analysis, measurement and protection of the planned investment.

Development and management of urban and rural settlements, cadastre, zoning planning, urban and rural land management, site selection for public and private investments, land acquisition and expropriation, valuation, investment and financing, climate change and green buildings are also come into prominence.

At the international conference to be held in Ankara on February 1-4, 2023, it is aimed to discuss the theory-policy-legislation-practice-technology-institutional capacity-building dimensions of the following topics with the participation of internationally renowned experts and academics as well as Turkish academics and practitioners: Construction and real estate related industries, real estate and asset economics, real estate ownership and use, land tenure systems, property rights restriction and mitigation, post-COVID19 urban planning and development, built environment and real estate markets, real estate and asset valuation, zoning application models, urban and rural land management and administration, increasing the amount of land per household in rural settlements, common land use and land banking models, sustainable (environmental) land management and implementation tools, development and project financing of real estate and infrastructure projects, islamic finance products and their applications, real estate investment trusts and mutual funds, regulation of real estate trade: cadastre, land registry transactions, insurance, taxation and brokerage and consultancy, land development insurance, real estate finance: institutions, securitization and mortgage finance institutions, technological development and digitalization: Real Estate and Construction 4.0, proptech, blockchain, IoT, artificial intelligence, geospatial technologies, spatial data infrastructures and spatial data management, smart cities, smart buildings or digital twins and disruptive technologies, real estate and asset management, international valuation, financial reporting, measurement, facilities, real estate and asset management institutions and standards, real estate prices and indices, real estate education and research.

For the first time in Turkey, “Urban and Rural Land and Spatial Economics” issues and “Real Estate Development and Management” issues are discussed within the framework of the main theme of “New Reality, New Normal in Real Estate” at an international conference environment in the post-COVID19 period. In this context, urban and rural land management and its future are discussed together with the risks of climate change, disaster and epidemic, and it is aimed to discuss these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Academics, researchers and practitioners from different countries will discuss the issues of land ownership, zoning planning policy, value-based zoning and land and real estate development in cities, taking into account the dimensions of theory, legislation, practice and technology. For the first time in our country, the measurement of the value increase caused by projects and public services and its use in project financing (land value capture-TIF) model in the fields of “financing models of real estate and infrastructure projects” and “financing of infrastructure investments” will be discussed. The possibilities of using Islamic Finance instruments in financing infrastructure, urban transformation, and commercial real estate projects will also be discussed in detail. In addition, current topics such as land acquisition and expropriation methods for urban services and public infrastructure investments, urban regeneration and conservation practices and financing, real estate certificates and transfer of development rights will be discussed in detail by covering various models.

Real estate-asset-company valuation, housing economics, supply-demand and price formation in housing and commercial real estate markets, oversupply problem and market absorption rate analysis, development of housing and real estate rent and price indices, commercial real estate market and regulation of the market, real estate investment funds, foreign direct investments, real estate investment trusts, real estate markets and taxation, and real estate research and education are among the main themes of the conference. Models for reducing housing production costs and informal settlements in cities will also be discussed. Universities, research institutions from many countries, public institutions, banks and other financial institutions, municipalities and municipal associations, international institutions (European Commission, IMF, World Bank, European Central Bank, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development-IBRD, Islamic Development Bank, International Valuation Standards Council-IVSC, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors-RICS, International Facility Management Association-IFMA, International Federation of Surveyors-FIG) including non-governmental organizations will participate in the conference. A total of 2,000 foreign and Turkish experts are expected to participate in the conference.

The conference is planned to be held at the Wyndham Hotel in Ankara. The topics of the conference are related to the roles of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change; the Mass Housing Development Administration, the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre, the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Municipalities, Banks and other financial institutions, construction, real estate investment, valuation, facility and asset management companies, real estate investment trusts and investment funds, professional institutions and academic institutions. The subjects related to the targets set in the 11th Development Plan will also be discussed within the scope of the Conference’s themes. The conference is the first of its kind in our country on real estate development and management, and particularly, in land management and administration, real estate and asset valuation, real estate investments and financing, facility, real estate and asset management, technology and transformation and disaster-sensitive human settlements and real estate markets. The participation of academics, managers of many international institutions, financial institutions, public institutions, professional organizations and other employees and experts will be encouraged, and it is foreseen to ensure the high level of participation of all public and private institutions, professional organizations and researchers.