It was with great sadness that the Society learned of the untimely death of Brendan Sheridan, a larger-than-life personality in the wider construction industry, past President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors, and generous mentor to many younger members.
A proud Munster man, Brendan was educated in Waterford and Castleknock College Dublin before graduating from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 1975. Having joined Desmond MacGreevy and Partners on graduation, he went on to set up McGreevy Sheridan in London in 1986, returning to Dublin in the early 1990s to become Managing Director of McBains Cooper in 1991.
Brendan showed his professional flexibility by joining the Pierse Group as Commercial Director in 1997, heading up private–public partnerships and joint ventures on high-profile commercial developments throughout Ireland. In recent years, Brendan had his own consulting practice in Ireland. Since 2012 he worked in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Despite a heavy workload, Brendan was always generous with his time, and was very active in the Society of Chartered Surveyors, taking on the role of Chairman of the Quantity Surveying Group in 1996/1997 and President in 1999/2000.
Those fortunate enough to have known Brendan will remember a personable, bubbly character, always ready and willing to guide and encourage with a wise and friendly word. Brendan had the rarest of gifts – the ability, even in the most trying of professional situations, to leave a warm smile on the face of those who met him.
It is unfortunate that the best are taken early. With the passing of Brendan Sheridan, the Society and many of its members have lost a true friend.
To Helen, Emma, Lucy and Ciara we extend our sincere sympathies on their loss of a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.