About Brian O'Connor


Brian O'Connor received his MAI designation in May 1996 and is certified as a general real estate appraiser for the state of Washington;

License #: 270-11-1100-529


Over twenty years of experience as a Market Analyst and Fee Appraiser. 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, the majority of his appraisal experience has been concerned with commercial mixed-use and urban residential buildings in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.

Other related experiences include economic feasibility analysis concerning rental housing, condominiums, marinas, retail and office uses. Mr. O'Connor has also been qualified as an expert witness concerning both apartments and condominiums for purposes of construction defects and market feasibility issues.


  • University of Washington - Two Years Graduate Studies, Economic Geography 1984-1985
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economic Geography
  • Graduated in 1983 with distinctions; Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa

Appraisal Institute courses completed

  • Course 1A-1, Real Estate Appraisal Principles, 1986
  • Course 1A-2, Basic Appraisal Principles and Techniques, 1986
  • Course 1B-A, Capitalization Theory and Techniques - Part A, 1988
  • Course 1B-B, Capitalization Theory and Techniques - Part B, 1988
  • Course 2-1, Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation, 1989
  • Course 10, Market Analysis of Real Estate, 1989
  • SSP-A, Standards of Professional Practice, Part A 1991
  • SSP-B, Standards of Professional Practice, Part B 1993
  • Course 11, Report Writing and Valuation Analysis, 1993
  • Seminar, Understanding Limited Appraisals, 1996
  • Seminar, Appraising Retail Properties, 1996
  • Course 710, Condemnation Basic Principles, 1999
  • Course 720, Condemnation Advanced Principles, 1999
  • Course 430, Standards of Professional Practice, Part C, 1999
  • Seminar, Commercial Lease Fundamentals and Applications, 1999
  • Seminar, Washington Landlord-Tenant Act Overview 1999
  • SSP-A, Standards of Professional Practice, Part A, 2001
  • Seminar, Partial Interest, Dividend and Undividend, 2001
  • Seminar, Attacking & Defending and Appraisal in Litigation, 2001
  • Seminar, Appraising the Tough Ones, 2002

Rockwell Institute Course

  • Real Estate Law, 1997

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