David Hourihan qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1994 while working in Ireland. There he specialised in the sales, lettings and acquisitions of commercial property in Dublin.
In 2002 David moved to England and worked for a number of nationwide and international property companies on the asset management of a variety of properties including shopping centres, retail and leisure parks, industrial estates and offices across the United Kingdom.
He is a former student of CEM (now UCEM) having achieved his Post-Graduate Diploma in Property Investment in 2002 and then the MSc Property Investment in 2008. In 2009 David joined as an associate tutor, became a full-time tutor in 2011 and is now the programme leader for MSc Real Estate.
David currently holds a geographical seat for the UK and Ireland on the RICS Governing Council
David is an APC assessor/chair for the RICS and SCSI
He was an External Examiner for the BSc Auctioneering, Valuation & Estate Agency degree programme at the Technological University Dublin between 2017-2020
He was an External Adviser for the BSc (Hons) Real Estate and MSc Real Estate at Liverpool John Moores University in 2022