Dempsey graduated with a degree in property management and investment whilst working at Salford City Council in the UK and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at Robert Pinkus & Company in Preston.
He later joined Spencer Holdings in Liverpool as a Property Asset Manager where he went on to head a team of four others in management of a £200m industrial and office property portfolio with an annual rent roll in excess of £13m. On the sale of this business in 2011 he moved to First Investments Ltd to manage a number of shopping centres on behalf of Receivers.
Joe Dempsey said: "Rooney’s is a well-established company with a deserved excellent reputation both in Galway and the wider regional property market. I’m delighted to be here."
Ronan Rooney, Rooney's managing director, said: "Joe has worked in property management for 13 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be of great benefit to all of our property management clients."
Rooney Auctioneers and Chartered Surveyors was established in 1966 and continues to provide excellent commercial and residential property services for landlords and tenants alike.