Ivan Coffey started his surveying career in 1979 with Chartered Surveyors Daniel Smith (now Cluttons). In his early years at Daniel Smith, Ivan was attached to the South London Estate of the Duchy of Cornwall, and later to the Eyre Estate in St John’s Wood. During this time Ivan qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
In 1998 Ivan moved to the London office of Weatherall Green and Smith, now trading as international property consultants BNP Paribas. When a new office was opened by Weatheralls in Bristol, Ivan was appointed to set up and run the building surveying department for commercial property in the South West of England and Wales.
Ivan Coffey Associates was established in 1992, offering a full range of professional services consistent with experience gained from leading residential and commercial practices.
Ivan was elected a Fellow of the RICS in 1999.
The current practice has a strong reputation for comprehensive and accurate survey reports which give a clear understanding of the condition of a building’s structure and fabric.
The survey reports are individual and bespoke for each property, avoiding large numbers of computer generated clauses typical of standard formats.
The practice has flourished as a result of regular recommendations by past clients, and by legal advisers to their clients.