A joint seminar by ULI and the South African Chamber of Commerce
South Africa continues to play a leading role in Africa as one of its largest economies and influencers, particularly within the financial and investment sectors. The property industry plays an important part in the success of this sector and has attracted global accolades and investors. At the same time, South African property investors have made a firm footprint on various global property markets, with a strong presence in the UK and Central & Eastern Europe.
In the context of this global expansion and the growing appeal of Sub-Saharan Africa property to global investors, this seminar will aim to explore the future of the South African property industry and ‘what is next for the property industry in South Africa’.
We are honoured to have Professor Francois Viruly of the UCT/Nedbank Urban Real Estate Research Unit as the keynote speaker at the event. Professor Viruly is a leading property economist and a key figure within the South African property industry, highly respected both at home and abroad.
Introduction – Professor Francois Viruly
Professor Francois Viruly is a property economist with over twenty years of experience in advising public as well as private entities. His research interests are in the fields of Urban Land Economics, Property Finance and Portfolio Management.
He held the position of Chief Economist at the Chamber of Mines, Acting Head of Department in the Department of Construction Economics and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand and in 2011 was appointed as Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town.
He is a regular industry speaker, and delivers courses for the South African Property Owner’s Association (SAPOA). He is a past president of the African Real Estate Society and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor’s (RICS). He has recently been appointed onto the RICS Sub-Saharan Africa Market Advisory Panel.
The seminar will consist of a presentation by Prof. Viruly followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with the audience.
Moderator: Jon Zehner, Global Co-Head of Client Capital Group, LaSalle Investment Management
Rebecca Patton, Head of Investor Relations, Hammerson
John O’Driscoll, Head of M&A, JLL
Dale Ramsden, Founder, RMB Westport
Other speakers to be announced.
ULI Members: £15
This is a joint event between ULI and the South African Chamber of Commerce