Brian O’Connor, MAI, CRE

• United States

Brian Oconnor Executive Director
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Brian O’Connor, MAI, CRE

• United States


After running his own firm, O’Connor Consulting Group for 30+ years, Brian O’Connor joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2022 as an Executive Director and has more than Thirty-six years’ experience as Market Analyst and Fee Appraiser. His Market study experience is concentrated in evaluating local economic conditions and forecasting future demand for multifamily housing and commercial space. Principal author of the Seattle Metropolitan Area Apartment Market Report. Since 1985, most of his appraisal experience has been concerned with commercial mixed use and urban residential buildings in Seattle, Bellevue, and Everett, Washington.

Mr. O’Connor, with support from his associates, has provided a wide variety of development feasibility analysis that was intended to solve for equity requirements, financial returns, and land residual values. Mr. O’Connor has also developed an extensive expertise in performing complex feasibility and investment analysis for multiple types of commercial properties.

Examples of the more complex properties analyzed are mixed-use rental housing, high rise condominiums, marinas, retail, and office properties, as well as historical preservation easements.

Mr. O’Connor as performed hundreds of feasibility reports, appraisals, and specialized research. His experience concerning the apartment market is extensive. This includes HUD appraisals and market studies, LIHTC appraisals and market studies, affordable housing market analysis and Opportunity Zone financial analysis.

Mr. O’Connor has been qualified as an expert witness concerning various commercial property developments in King, Pierce, and Thurston counties

  • Designated Member, Appraisal Institute. As of the current date, Brian O’Connor, MAI has completed the requirements of the continuing education program of the Appraisal Institute
  • Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the following states: - Idaho – CGA-3315 - Washington – 270-11 1100 529
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economic Geography, University of Washington, Graduated with distinction, Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa (1983)
  • Graduate Studies, Economic Geography, University of Washington (1984-1985)

  • Conference, Appraisal Institute, Fall Real Estate Conference, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021.
  • Conference, Counselors of Real Estate, Midyear Meetings, 2017 and 2018.
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Critical Thinking in Appraisals, 2016
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Corridor Valuations, 2016
  • Conference, Appraisal Institute, Fall Real Estate Conference, 2016
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Point Ruston, The Asarco Copper Smelter & the Appraiser’s Role in Litigation Involving Contaminated Properties, 2016
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Extreme Appraising, 2016
  • Course, Appraisal Institute, Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course, 2016
  • Course, Appraisal Institute, National USPAP Update Course, 2016
  • Conference, Counselors of Real Estate, Midyear Meetings, 2015
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, The Emerging Marijuana Industry and its Impact on Real Estate, 2015
  • Course, Appraisal Institute, Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course, 2015
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, ‘Perspectives on Tax Appeals’ with Chapter Receptions, 2014
  • Conference, Appraisal Institute, Fall Real Estate Conference, 2014
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Going Concerns and Multidisciplinary Appraisals, 2014
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Extreme Appraising, 2014
  • Course, Appraisal Institute, National USPAP Update Course, 2014
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Hotel Valuation Topics and Real World Analysis Case Studies, 2013
  • Course, Appraisal Institute, Washington Real Estate Law for Appraisers, 2013
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Business Practices and Ethics, 2013
  • Course, Appraisal Institute, National USPAP Update Course, 2013
  • Fall Real Estate Conference, Appraisal Institute, 2012
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Appraising for Lenders in the New Economy, 2012
  • Course, Appraisal Institute, National USPAP Update Course, 2012
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property, 2011
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Business Practices and Ethics, 2011
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Regulatory Takings: Legislative & Judicial Overview, 2010
  • Seminar, American Bankers Association, Distressed and Depressed Values, 2010
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Fall RE Conference 2010
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Lending World in Crisis-What Clients Need, 2010
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Multi-Family & Single Family Update, 2010
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Regulatory Takings: Legislative & Judicial Overview, 2010
  • Course, Appraisal Institute, National USPAP Update, 2010
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Appraising Distressed Properties, 2009
  • Seminar, Am. Bankers Assoc, Appraisals of Real Property in Distressed Markets, 2009
  • Course, Appraisal Institute, Appraising Historical Preservation Easements, 2009
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Construction Seminar, 2008
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, USPAP Update Course, 2006
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Mathematical Modeling, 2005
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, The Role of Technology in Commercial Real Estate, 2005
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, 7-Hour National USPAP Update course, 2005
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Current and Emerging Trend in the PS Office Market, 2005
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Mortgage Fraud Case Studies, 2005
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Current and Emerging Trends in the PS Ind. Market, 2004
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Security and Confidentiality for Appraisers, 2003
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, USPAP part B, 2003
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Appraisal Consulting, 2003
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Appraising the Tough Ones, 2002
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Attacking & Defending an Appraisal in Litigation, 2001
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Partial Interest, Divided and Undivided, 2001
  • SSP-A, Appraisal Institute, Standards of Professional Practice, Part A, 2001
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Land Use and Planning, 2000
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Washington Landlord-Tenant Act Overview, 1999
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, Commercial Lease Fundamentals and Applications, 1999
  • Course 430, Standards of Professional Practice, Part C, 1999
  • Course 720, Appraisal Institute, (Condemnation Advanced Principles), 1999
  • Course 710, Appraisal Institute, (Condemnation Basic Principles), 1999
  • Rockwell Institute, Real Estate Law, 1997
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, (Appraising Retail Properties), 1996
  • Seminar, Appraisal Institute, (Understanding Limited Appraisals), 1996
  • Course 11, Appraisal Institute, (Report Writing and Valuation Analysis), 1993
  • SSP-B, Appraisal Institute (Standards of Professional Practice, Part B), 1993
  • SSP-A, Appraisal Institute, (Standards of Professional Practice, Part A), 1991
  • Course 10, Appraisal Institute, (Market Analysis of Real Estate), 1989
  • Course 2-1, Appraisal Institute, (Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation), 1989
  • Course IB-B, Appraisal Institute, (Capitalization Theory and Techniques, Part B), 1988
  • Course IB-A, Appraisal Institute, (Capitalization Theory and Techniques, Part A), 1988
  • Course IA-2, Appraisal Institute, (Basic Appraisal Principles and Techniques), 1986
  • Course IA-1, Appraisal Institute, (Real Estate Appraisal Principles), 1986

  • Second Vice President of the North Seattle Baseball Association
  • Our Lady of the Lake School Finance Committee Member
  • Four years as CYO youth soccer coach
  • Five years as CYO youth basketball coach

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