PRRES Newsletter

April 2009


Vale Jim Web


I regret to advise PRRES members that Jim Webb passed away on Friday 27 February 2009. Jim has been a wonderful friend and mentor to many PRRES members. He will be sadly missed by his many friends around the world.

Jim Webb has an outstanding reputation in property research and has published many of the most cited and influential papers in property research. He was instrumental in establishing the American Real Estate Society (ARES) and was the main driver behind its significant growth and success over the last 25 years.

Jim was also instrumental in helping establish PRRES, AsRES and ERES, as well as the International Real Estate Society. Fittingly, he was the first recipient of the IRES Achievement Award, as well as numerous other major recognition awards.

Jim Webb was a wonderful friend of PRRES. He was keynote speaker at the PRRES conference in 1997, as well as having made a number of visits to UWS to facilitate the property research agenda. He was always generous with his time and support of colleagues.

Jim was a great supporter of young property researchers and welcomed them when they attended the ARES conference, introducing them to many other property researchers and helping them establish their networks.

Above all, Jim Webb was a wonderful friend and mentor to many colleagues in PRRES. For many of us, he has helped shape our property research careers and we are deeply indebted to his supportive and friendly advice.

Jim was also a great personal friend to many of us; he will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Graeme Newell

On behalf of PRRES

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