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O’Connor Property Tax Consultants Team


Doug Ford, 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 both the San Diego County Apartment Association and the Apartment Association of Tarrant County.

Kirk Ward, Senior Property Tax Consultant

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.

Sam Sherkawy, Senior Property Tax Consultant

Sam is the guru of property tax reductions at O’Connor and focuses his efforts in the Houston and Dallas markets. Sam also assists with business personal property and residential appeals. Sam is a licensed attorney in Texas.

William “Bill” Daly, Senior Property Tax Consultant

Bill is a Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent and Senior Property Tax Consultant with O’Connor.





Jerome Kelley, Residential Hearings Manager

Jerome manages residential hearings at O’Connor. He joined the company in 2008 as a property tax consultant and has moved up in the company, first to Residential Supervisor and then later to Residential Hearings Manager. Jerome has more than 20 years of operational management experience as well as over 15 years’ experience in Real Estate and Contract Negotiations. While with O’Connor, Jerome has guided our residential hearings department to increase efficiencies while improving performance. Jerome’s team handles over 200K client hearing protests each year.

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