IPAV 2019 AGM & Conference

2019 Annual Conference Line-Up, Brochure & Sponsors

3 TEGoVA CPD Hours Available to TRV & REV Members. 

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Shane Coleman, Conference Moderator, Newstalk Breakfast Presenter  

Shane Coleman is the presenter of Newstalk Breakfast. He is also a columnist with the Times Ireland edition. He is a former Political Editor of the Sunday Tribune and was previously that newspaper’s Business Editor. As well as being an award winning journalist, he is the author of four books on politics, including ‘Bertie Ahern and the Drumcondra Mafia’.


David McDonnell MIPAV REV MMCEPI, Incoming President

Mullingar-based IPAV member David McDonnell is the senior Vice-president of IPAV. David joined his father James B. McDonnell in the family auctioneering business over 20 years ago and has vast experience in the property and valuation market.

David is now Managing Director of property partners McDonnell in Mullingar and holds a Bachelor of science in agriculture, certificate in residential estate agency as well as a certificate in property Valuation & professional code of conduct.  David joined IPAV in 2006 and qualified as a recognised European Valuer (REV) in 2013.  He was elected to IPAV’s national council in 2014. He was elected IPAV’s Junior Vice-president in June 2017 and senior Vice-president in June 2018.


Kevin "Boxer" Moran TD Minister of State at the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief

Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer' Moran is a Teachta Dála (TD) for the four-seater Longford-Westmeath constituency. He was elected to Dáil Eireann on his third attempt at the February 2016 general election, amassing 11,122 preferences. He was appointed Minister of State for the OPW and Flood Relief in June 2017.

Minister Moran lives in Cornamagh, Athlone. He is married to Michelle Fagg and they have two sons, Jamie and John. He has been a keen angler all his life and works hard to promote Lough Ree and improve its shoreline amenities. He has been involved in the organisation of many community events over the years including the Athlone St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Summer Festivals, TriAthlone and the European People’s Festival. Minister Moran is an avid sports enthusiast and is a stalwart supporter of Athlone Town Football Club, GAA and Rugby events.


Michael O'Flynn, Chairman and CEO of the O'Flynn Group: Construction - Past, Present & Future

Michael is the Chairman and CEO of the O’Flynn Group.  Established in 1978, as a house building company and which progressed into one of the largest property development companies in Ireland.  O’Flynn Group has extensive investment, development, and asset management capability in the core property sectors (especially residential, offices, industrial and retail). The Group has an established and strong reputation overseas particularly in the UK but also across Europe.  It also has expertise in property backed operating businesses such as student accommodation and senior living.

Michael is a leading figure in the Irish and UK property sectors, and is widely recognised for his experience and expertise. His insights on the Irish property market and construction sector are often sought by print and broadcast media. Michael is actively involved in representing the policy objectives of the property sector in Ireland. He is a founding member of Property Industry Ireland and is a former Chairman of the Cork branch of the Construction Industry Federation.


Oisin Hanrahan, Entrepreneur: Young and Successful - An inspiration to all


Oisin Hanrahan is a serial entrepreneur, with deep knowledge of double-sided marketplaces and a keen interest in technology and politics. Originally from Ireland, Oisin came to the U.S. in his mid-twenties and co-founded Handy, the company changing the way people book and provide home services. From home cleaning to TV mounting, smart home setup to furniture assembly, customers turn to Handy for a seamless, fast and top-quality experience that provides them with access to the home services they need, wherever they are, whenever they want them. In October 2018, Handy joined ANGI Homeservices Inc. to accelerate growth and bring the Handy experience to millions of more customers in the $400 billion home services market.

Prior to Handy, Oisin started a political technology platform in Dublin and a real estate development business in Budapest. He also co-founded The Undergraduate Awards, a foundation that supports and celebrates outstanding undergraduate students globally. Oisin has taken an active stance on a number of political issues around labor and technology and has advised the U.S. Department of Commerce. Oisin also advises and invests in startups, particularly in New York City.

Oisin's work has been extensively featured in major media, including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.  He studies at Trinity College Dublin, London School of Economics and Havard Business School.


Barbara Nugent, Life Coach: Building A Resilient Mindset

Barbara Nugent is an Executive and Business Performance Coach. With over 20 years post-qualification experience, Barbara’s Accountancy and Finance career has led her to Executive Management positions both internationally and in Ireland.

Armed with her experience and her recent MSc in Business Practice, Post-Graduate Diplomas in Leadership, Executive Coaching and Organisational Behaviour,  Barbara left the Corporate world and set up Transilient Coaching to fulfill her passion of helping individuals, teams and businesses tap in to their latent potential.

Her particular specialism is developing the power of Emotional Intelligence with her clients, which accelerates and enhances their leadership skills, their ability to influence and their performance results.


Mike Gobber, President of Mainstreet Organisation of Realtors:A Welcome from Mainstreet, Chicago, USA


Mikes career began in 1999 working with his Uncle George Breneisen for Century 21 Breneisen in Westchester.  In 2004, Michael opened up his own real estate firm, Gobber Real Estate Services. After 13 years Michael returned to the Century 21 brand through the merger of Gobber Real Estate Services with Century 21 Affiliated in 2017.

His involvement with Illinois REALTORS® includes being a member of their Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for the Illinois Real Estate Education Foundation. He is the 2019 chair of the Pro Standards Committee. At the national level, Michael serves as a member of the NAR Consumer Communications Committee.


John Gormley, CEO of Mainstreet Organisation of Realtors: A Welcome from Mainstreet, Chicago, USA

Organization of REALTORS®, the largest local real estate association in Illinois and sixth-largest in the U.S.

John has 32 years’ experience in association management—with the past 21 of those years spent working in the REALTOR® organization. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and a master’s degree in mass communication from Texas State University, San Marcos.


Pat Davitt FIPAV REV MMCEPI, IPAV CEO: Closing Remarks 


Pat has worked in the auctioneering industry for over 30 years. Currently CEO of IPAV, in the absence of any national valuations standards in Ireland he spearheaded the introduction of the ‘Blue Book’ European valuation standards in 2013. These standards are recognised by the Irish Central Bank and the European Central Bank for which they hold default status.  He has overseen the growth of a comprehensive system of professional education and development for members and for those wishing to enter the profession.

Pat was elected to the Board of The European Group of Valuers Associations (TEGoVA) in 2017 and is also a member of its European Valuation Qualifications Board. He was elected to the Board of CEPI, the European Association for Real Estate Agents in 2017.