Drivers Jonas

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Drivers Jonas was a longstanding private partnership of chartered surveyors in the United Kingdom. In January 2010, it was acquired by Deloitte LLP, which combined the firm with its own property staff, creating a business group called Drivers Jonas Deloitte.[1] In January 2013 the business was rebranded as Deloitte Real Estate.[2]

History[edit]

The Driver family were surveyors in the first half of the 18th century. Samuel (II) Driver (1720–1779) was, among other occupations, a land valuer. His great-grandson Robert Collier Driver (1816–1897) was a major figure in the professionalisation of the surveying profession. His daughter Maria married Henry Jonas (d. 1928), a surveyor from a prominent Essex farming family, and the partnership was set up in 1878.[3]

Major projects[edit]

The firm became was known for its public sector work,[1] with contracts in defence, county councils, government offices and educational facilities. It advised on projects including national sports stadia, Buildings of Culture and Heritage, and the 2012 London Olympic games. Some of the more important developments that Drivers Jonas worked on are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Deloitte acquires Drivers Jonas, Financial Times, 21 January 2010
  2. ^ Giles Barrie (22 November 2012). "All change at Drivers Jonas Deloitte". Property Week. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Thompson, F. M. L. "Driver, Robert Collier". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/50169.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

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