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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.






Andrew Choy, Director of National Commercial Property Tax
CHIA, Real Estate Broker, Senior Property Tax Consultant

Andrew is a licensed real estate broker, Senior Property Tax Consultant, book author, and 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 national awards. Andrew has 35+ years of experience in property management, consulting, sales, marketing, construction, accounting, and property tax. Andrew has led the O’Connor team in creating The O’Connor Approach™, which is a proprietary methodology to calculate and deduct the nontaxable intangible business enterprise value of a hotel’s flag from its market value.


Mona Govahi, National Property Tax Business Development Manager

Mona Govahi joined O’Connor in 2018. Mona is an attorney-at-law (foreign) with a paralegal certificate in Texas. She is the National Property Tax Business Development Manager, a licensed property tax consultant, a liaison of nationwide affiliated attorneys and appraisers, and client relations. She helps businesses develop long-term relationships with clients. Mona oversees the sales leads, evaluates current sales performance, and identifies ways an organization can expand and grow. She is responsible for helping with attending conferences and industry events, training business development staff, and Developing quotes and proposals for prospective clients.


Abraham Tieh, Director of National Commercial Property Tax
CHIA, Real Estate Broker, Senior Property Tax Consultant

Abraham Tieh is an internationally focused commercial and hotel property tax appeals executive with more than 35 years of real estate industry experience in commercial property tax appeals and valuation activities. A licensed senior property tax consultant, and a licensed real estate broker, Abraham leads a team of experienced commercial property tax consultants that are aggressive in representing clients in the appeals process to achieve the lowest possible assessment value and tax payments. Abraham’s proven track record includes leading the enterprise-level growth of O’Connor through hospitality industry affiliations involving renowned hospitality associations, investors, and management firms. He also directed strategic growth for O’Connor that encompasses the most innovative appeals methods and judicial appeals management. Abraham also played a major role in the development of the O’Connor Approach, a proprietary methodology for removing intangible business enterprise value of commercial properties and winning landmark court cases to reduce a significant amount of property tax for O’Connor’s clients.

blankJerome 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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