It has been announced this week that Galway-based company Smith auctioneers & chartered surveyors will now work in association with Power & Associates, chartered surveyors and commercial property consultants of Limerick.
Power & Associates under its managing director PJ Power, together with Smith auctioneers & chartered surveyors under its managing director Jeff Smith, will work jointly in relation to the provision of commercial and professional property services in Galway and the western region.
Jeff Smith has worked in the Galway area for many years, originally with Hamilton Osborne King and later Savills. He has operated very successfully trading as Smith auctioneers and is in the business for 40 years. Mr Smith, who is well known in rugby circles, is a former member of the IRFU committee, former chairman of the IRFU Charitable Trust, and a former president of the Connacht Branch of the IRFU in 1987/1988.
Smith Auctioneers is an established, successful business in Galway specialising in the commercial property sector.
Power & Associates, chartered surveyors & commercial property consultants, which is based in Limerick, has become recognised as one of the largest independent commercial property consultancy firms outside of the greater Dublin area.
Jeff Smith and PJ Power believe that the combined resources will provide an even greater level of professional service to clients in Galway and the western, midlands, southern, and southwestern regions of Ireland.
When the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland was incorporated following the merger of the Society of Chartered Surveyors and the IAVI, coincidentally, Jeff Smith was elected chair of the Western Region while PJ Power was elected chair of the Southern Region.
PJ Power has worked for many years on the council and various committees of the Society of Chartered Surveyors, and Jeff Smith has been very active on the council of the IAVI.
Mr Smith said he is very much looking forward to the new challenges and is delighted to join forces with Power & Associates in relation to the provision of a wide range of commercial property services.
Power & Associates sees the association as extending its geographical remit. Power & Associates has an extensive client base throughout the midlands, southern, southwestern, and midwest regions. Power & Associates has an extensive client base which includes financial institutions, local authorities, State agencies, semi State companies, co-operative societies, landlords, tenants, and voluntary organisations.