Paul Coelho is the managing director and founder of Walras. It is through his vision and innovative leadership that Walras has grown into the prominent South African construction services organisation it is today. Paul is responsible for overseeing the overall success of the company and his active involvement and hands-on approach has been key to the growth of Walras.
Prior to setting up Walras, Paul held a number of positions across the project life cycle in various countries including South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Ireland and The United Kingdom. He ran an independent real estate advisory in London, working with major UK and European banks and real estate funds, where he was responsible for the management of restructuring and workout of projects where problems were encountered with debt servicing.
Paul also held the position of Development Manager with GMAC-RFC (UK) where he was responsible for overall operations of development portfolio.
Paul is a chartered surveyor and a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He holds a BSc Honours in Building Science (Wits) and has since completed a Master’s Degree in Construction Economics and Management (Wits) as well as a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance (Reading). He attended the Executive Real Estate Programme at Harvard Business School in 2010.