Francois Viruly

Francois Viruly

Prof Francois Viruly is a well known South African property economist and professor in Property Economics, Property Investment and Property Finance.

François Viruly is a property economist with over twenty years of experience in the analysis of the South African Property market. He 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 Wits University.

He is a Fellow of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), immediate past President of the African Real Estate Society and is the Acting Chair of the Ethics in Research Committee Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at UCT. He is also on the ARUP social and ethics board.

Professor Viruly has undertaken extensive research into the South African property cycle, the development of township commercial properties, and the application of Institutional Economics to the analysis of property markets in emerging countries. He is a non-executive director of the Orion Real Estate Group. Also acts as expert witness in property related cases.

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