Entrepreneur, Innovator

Founder and president of O’Connor & Associates and of Enriched Data, Mr. O’Connor is a graduate of the University of Houston and Harvard Business School with a master’s degree in business administration.

Patrick O’Connor, MAI received the coveted MAI designation in June 1996. He is also a licensed as a senior property tax consultant and as a real estate broker in the state of Texas. He has over thirty years of experience in commercial real estate including; appraisals, property tax reduction, compiling a national database of all U.S residential and commercial properties, sales and mortgages in the U.S., and federal tax reduction.

O’Connor & Associates has hosted monthly functions for the Houston commercial real estate industry for most of those thirty years, where industry leaders have provided insight into current and future trends.

Property Tax Advocate

Passionate in his desire to protect property owners, Mr. O’Connor has developed the “Property Tax Protection Program™”, which affirms O’Connor’s role as an advocate for property owners. The program has encouraged appraisal districts to comply with laws regarding the timely submission of evidence prior to the hearing and properly scheduled hearings which present only lawful evidence. It has also encouraged appraisal districts to consider unequal appraisal.

O’Connor & Associates is uniquely aggressive in representing property owners in appealing property taxes. O’Connor uses every step in the appeal process that is practical to reduce its client’s property taxes annually. For example, O’Connor is much more aggressive in coordinating judicial appeals and filing binding arbitration cases than any other property tax consultant in the United States. The firm handles about 180,000 protests for over 120,000 clients annually, about five to ten times more than the second largest tax consultant, based on the number of appeals.

Author | Keynote Speaker

Patrick O’Connor is the author of “Cut Your Property Taxes”, a book that empowers individuals to challenge the appraisal district to reduce assessed property value. Mr. O’Connor is also the co-author of “Big Data in Real Estate: Be a Millionaire”.  His latest book, “What You Need To Know About Personal Property Valuation,” was published in June 2017.

He has published more than 75 articles, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences. Mr. O’Connor is a highly regarded spokesperson for the Houston real estate community and has been interviewed on CNN, Fox News and CNBC. He has been quoted in GlobeSt.com, Monthly Finance Magazine, Mortgage Compliance Magazine, Houston Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, National Real Estate Investor, Houston Business Journal, The Appraisal Journal, and The National Apartment Association’s UNITS Magazine. Over 120,000 clients and the media rely on O’Connor & Associates as a source of timely, accurate real estate information.