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2010 Urban LandMark Conference

Speaker biography: François Viruly

François Viruly is a property economist with over 20 years experience in the analysis of the South African property market. In addition to being a director and chief economist of Viruly Consulting, Prof. Viruly lectures in property economics, property finance and valuation at Wits University, the University of Pretoria and the University of Cape Town. He also lectures for the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) and holds the Pareto Chair of Property Studies at the University of Witwatersrand. François held the position of chief economist at the Chamber of Mines and head of research at JHI Professional Services (valuations, research and legal services). He established Viruly Consulting in 1999, specialising in property research and property training. He is the chairperson of the Education Committee and a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and is also the chairperson of the SAPOA Government Liaison Committee. He further serves as a councillor on the SAPOA National Council Committee. Francois is a non-executive director of the Orion Real Estate Group and the Don Hotel Group and acts as expert witness in property-related cases.

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