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Managing urban land: a guide for municipal practitioners

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2012 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. Professor Viruly lectures in Urban Economics, Property Development and Portfolio Management at the University of Cape Town 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 the School of Construction Economics and Management at Wits University.

He is a fellow of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and chairs the RICS Education Committee in South Africa. He is the President of the African Real Estate Society.

Prof Viruly has undertaken extensive research into the South African property cycle, the drivers of the South African property market and the relationship between urban economics and property markets.

He is a non-executive director of the Orion Real Estate Group, and Hermans and Roman Property.

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