CEO

Pat Davitt FIPAV REV MCEI Commissioner for Oaths

Pat Davitt founded Davitt & Davitt Auctioneers now known as Davitt Davitt & Partners trading as Sherry FitzGerald Davitt and Davitt Auctioneers in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath in 1980.

Pat became a Member of IPAV in 1980, was elected to Council 1983 and became a Fellow in 1987. He served as President from 1987 to 1989 and from 2002 to 2003. Now in his current position as IPAV's CEO, Pat oversees the Educational and Industry requirements of IPAV’s 1,100 members and manages the Institute’s daily affairs.

He was a member of the Auctioneers Review Group (ARG) appointed by Mr Michael McDowell T.D., Tánaiste and Minister of Justice, Equality & Law Reform in 2004/06. He is a current member of the Property Services Regulatory Board (PSRA) appointed by Mr Alan Shatter T.D., Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence in 2012 and re-appointed by Ms Frances Fitzgerald T.D. Minister for Justice and Equality in 2015. He is also a member of the (PSRA) Education committee.

Pat is a member of the (EVQB) European Valuation Qualifications Board of The European Group of Valuers Associations (TEGoVA) and also a member of their Recognition Committee. Pat played a major role in taking the European “Blue Book” (EVS) European Valuation Standards, the “REV” Recognised European Valuer and the “TRV” TEGoVA Residential Valuer status to IPAV Valuers and Ireland and is a “REV” valuer himself. 

He represents IPAV on the amalgamated CEI-CEPI European grouping looking after the interests of Estate Agents throughout Europe.

He was appointed an Arbitrator to the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) where he served from 2004–2008. 

He is a past President of Mullingar Chamber of Commerce 2004-2006 and a founder member of Midland’s Gateway Chamber and a Commissioner for Oaths appointed by the Irish Supreme Court.