Francois Viruly, FRICS
Associate Professor of Construction Economics, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
François Viruly is a property economist with over twenty years of experience in the analysis of the South African Property market. Professor Viruly lectures in Urban Economics, Property Development and Portfolio Management at UCT in the School of Construction Economics and Management.
François held the position of Chief Economist at the Chamber of Mines. He was Head of Research at JHI Professional Services (valuations, research and legal services) and more recently Head of School of the School of Construction Economics and Management at University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a fellow of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and chairs the RICS Education Committee in South Africa. He is a Past President of the African Real Estate Society. Professor Viruly has undertaken extensive research into the South African property cycle, the development of township commercial properties, and the drivers of the South African property market. He is a non-executive director of the Orion Real Estate Group and the Don Hotel Group in South Africa.