Our Team

National Commercial & Hotel Division Leadership

ABRAHAM TIEH
Director of National Commercial Tax Operation,
CHIA, Real Estate Broker, Senior Property Tax Consultant
Abraham Tieh is a senior commercial property tax consultant at O’Connor. He is a licensed senior property tax consultant and licensed real estate broker with over 30 years of commercial real estate investment experience. He has attended over 2,000 property tax protest hearings resulting in over $250 millions of dollars of value reductions for his clients. He is an expert in determining intangible business value of franchise and brands

ANDREW CHOY
Director of National Hotel Tax Division,
CHIA, Senior Property Tax Consultant,
Real Estate Broker & Developer
Andrew Choy is a licensed real estate broker, Senior Property Tax Consultant, a book authur, and a prominent real estate developer. Choy was a recipient of many top industry awards including Developer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Best Overall Marketed Project in the nation awards. Choy has 35+ years expereinec in property management, consutling, sales, marketing, construction, accounting and property tax. Choy created a proprietary methodology to calculate and deduct nontaxable intangible business value of a hotel’s flag.


Hotel Team

MAYUR DESAI
Licensed National Commercial Property Tax Consultant,
Business Development
Mayur Desai is a licensed commercial property tax consultant and a top analyst with a MBA degree. His family and friends are hotel owners, thus providing valuable knowledge how to best serve our hotel clients.

MONA GOVAHI
National Comercial Tax Division Coordinator,
Licensed Property tax consultant,
Business Development
Mona Govahi is an attorney-at-law (foreign) with a paralegal certificate in Texas. She is the National Commercial Tax Division coordinator, a licensed property tax consultant, a laison of nationwide affiliated attorneys and appraisers, customer relations, and business development

SHEDRICK LEWIS
Licensed National Commercial Property Tax Consultant, Lead Analyst

BRANDIS ISOM
National Commercial Property Tax Analyst, Paralegal

PETER BACH
Licensed National Commercial Property Tax Consultant

JENNY LE
National Commercial Tax Division,
Executive Assistant
Jenny Le is the executive assistant to Andrew Choy. She handles various administrative, accounting and marketing tasks.


Corporate Leadership

PATRICK O’CONNOR
Owner & President
MAI Appraiser, MBA Harvard
Patrick O’Connor has been active in reducing property taxes, providing expert witness testimony and appraising commercial real estate property since 1983. Pat is active in publishing analyses and data with respect to the real estate market. He holds a MAI, the highest achievable designation from the Appraisal Institute, and is a licensed senior property tax consultant. Pat earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.

MIKE OLIVARES
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Olivares has served as O’Connor’s Chief Operating Officer since 2014. He has more than 25 years of consulting and operational management experience in the information technology, retail and real estate industries. Mike’s real estate background includes software consulting, federal tax reduction, and property tax reduction consulting. As Chief Operating Officer he maintains primary responsibility for O’Connor’s property tax division, leading his team in the protest of 195,000 to over 200,000 properties per year.

DOUG FORD
Manager of Commercial Tax
Property Tax Division, Senior Property Tax Consultant
With a 25-year background in commercial and multifamily property management, Doug Ford is a Senior Licensed Property Tax Consultant and Supervisor of the Commercial Property Tax Division. His skill as an analyst for apartment acquisitions contributes to his success in assessment reductions in this specialty area. He is involved in the Institute of Real Estate Management and has been a director for the Apartment Association of Tarrant County.

TONYA FELIX
General Counsel
Tonya Felix-Davis serves as the general counsel for O’Connor. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in consumer science and merchandising from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law. In addition, Felix-Davis holds bar and court admissions from the State Bar of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit

ROGER HIBBS
National Director
Federal Tax Reduction, Cost Segregation
Roger Hibbs is the national director for O’Connor’s Federal Tax Reduction division. Roger has a combined 26 years of experience in commercial real estate and has been dedicated to federal tax reduction for commercial property owners since 2005. Roger directs a team of real estate professionals whose combined efforts have provided more than 5,000 cost segregation studies resulting in millions of dollars of tax reduction for O’Connor’s clients.


Senior Commercial Tax Consultants

WILLIAM “BILL” DALY
Senior Property Tax Consultant
Business Development, Licensed Real Estate Agent
William Daly has extensive knowledge and experience in binding arbitration, litigation review and litigation settlement conferences as well as business development. In addition to his 10 years at O’Connor, William has an additional 10 years of experience as a real estate investor and business owner. William holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the University of Houston, Senior Property Tax License and is a Texas licensed real estate agent.

SAM SHERKWAY
Senior Property Tax Consultant
Attorney-at-Law (Texas)
Sam has been a senior Property Tax Consultant here at O’Connor for 14 seasons. He has conducted over 22,000 administrative tax-appeal s hearings, including oral arguments before the Appraisal Review Board and binding arbitration hearings. He has successfully achieved over $2.2 billion in taxable value reductions for O’Connor’s clients which equates to reducing their tax liability by more than $58 million. Sam Sherkawy received his law degree from South Texas College of Law.

KIRK WARD
Senior Property Tax Consultant
Registered Appraiser, Certified Tax Administrator
Kirk Ward has been with O’Connor for more than 13 years, specializing in valuing real estate property throughout Texas and supervising the departmental support in Central Texas to assist in property valuation. He joined our firm after nine years with the Harris County Appraisal District and is a Registered Professional Appraiser, a Certified Tax Administrator and a Senior Licensed Property Tax Consultant.

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