3208 Collinsworth Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
817.332.0200 Phone
817.887.4898 Fax

4500 W. Illinois Avenue, Suite 206
Midland, Texas 79703
432.689.8195 Phone

Mike C. O’Brien
President
Kelly M. Brechel, MAI
Director
Mark R. Sadler
Senior Analyst
Donald T. Matthews, R/W-AC
Senior Analyst
Chris B. Haller
Analyst/Business Development
Walker B. Kelly
Analyst
Gloria Griffin
Office Manager

About Us

O’Brien Realty Advisors professionals have more than seventy years of combined experience in appraisal/valuation services and commercial real estate.  Our team consists of designated Members of the Appraisal Institute (MAI), State Certified General Appraisers, Appraiser Trainees, Consultants and Real Estate Brokers.

O’Brien Realty Advisors strives to promote quality research by using all available research resources in addition to our internal and external databases.  The firm maintains leading edge technology by investing in current technology including software, computers and printers.  Our professionals regularly attend industry seminars and continuing education to stay informed and engaged in matters that affect our clients.

Above all, we emphasize attention to detail in every aspect so that our clients have no doubts as to the quality of our work.

Mike C. O’Brien   |   President   |   mobrien@ob-realty.comEXPAND

Mike C. O’Brien

Mike C. O’Brien is President of O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, a full service real estate consulting and appraisal firm.  Mr. O’Brien has performed appraisals on various properties including, but not limited to, shopping centers, apartment complexes, industrial facilities, raw and developed land, office towers and complexes, restaurants, and mixed-use developments.  Mr. O’Brien has valued and consulted on properties in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.

He has provided consultation, feasibility studies, and has worked extensively on complex eminent domain assignments of all types of properties.  Mr. O’Brien has worked on valuations of easement interest, partial interest, and undivided interest.  Assignments have also included consultation for both ad valorem and estate tax purposes.  He has testified in eminent domain proceedings before Texas courts and before numerous Special Commissioners hearings in various counties throughout Texas.

Mr. O’Brien is a 1997 graduate from The University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a minor in Business Foundations.  Prior to the formation of his company, he was a Principal with Korman O’Brien, LLC.  Mr. O’Brien was a Senior Analyst with Integra Realty Resources’ Fort Worth office from January 2003 to May 2008.  Prior to his work with Integra, Mr. O’Brien trained with Lewis Realty Advisors and Arthur Andersen and Company in Houston, Texas as a real estate associate on various appraisal projects.  During college, he trained with the development firm of Barshop and Oles, Inc. in Austin, Texas as a real estate intern.

Currently, Mr. O’Brien is an advanced candidate progressing toward obtaining his MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute.

Professional Certifications, Affiliations and Memberships

  • Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser No. TX-1331171-G
  • Appraisal Institute – Candidate for Designation Program
  • Appraisal Institute – Public Relations Committee (Central Texas Chapter; 2010 – 2012)
  • Member – International Right of Way, Chapter 36 (2013)
    • Membership Chairman (2013-2014)
    • Golf Committee (2013)
  • Member – Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council; Membership Committee (2011 – 2013)
  • Member – Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member – Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Fort Worth, Class of 2008
  • Overton Park Neighborhood Association – Parks Committee (2009 – 2012)

Kelly M. Brechel, MAI   |   Director   |   kbrechel@ob-realty.comEXPAND

Kelly M. Brechel, MAI

Kelly M. Brechel, MAI is Director of Commercial Valuation and Counseling Services with O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, a full service real estate consulting and appraisal firm.

Since 1990, Ms. Brechel has performed appraisals on various property types including, but not limited to, office buildings, shopping centers, apartment complexes and industrial facilities. High profile properties of note include Sundance Square, Lockheed Martin Plant #4, Radio Shack Corporate Headquarters, Chesapeake/Pier 1 Corporate Headquarters, Bell Helicopter Textron’s Hurst Facility, Kimbell Art Museum, LaGrave Field and the Trinity Bluff assemblage. Other property types include marinas, cemetery, residential subdivisions and mixed-use developments including an artists’ live/work community. Ms. Brechel has also provided testimony as an expert witness.

Ms. Brechel is a graduate from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. Prior to joining O’Brien Realty Advisors, she served as Associate Director with Integra Realty Resources’ Fort Worth office from 1990 to 2013. Ms. Brechel received her MAI designation in 1994.

Professional Certifications, Affiliations and Memberships

  • Appraisal Institute, Designated MAI
  • Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, Certificate No. TX-1323324-G
  • Member – International Right of Way, Chapter 36
  • Member – Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council
  • Member – Central City Redevelopment Committee
  • Appraisal Institute, Central Texas Chapter, President; 2004-2005
  • Appraisal Institute, Central Texas Chapter, Vice President; 2003-2004
  • Appraisal Institute, Central Texas Chapter, Secretary; 2002-2003
  • Appraisal Institute, Central Texas Chapter, Treasurer; 2001-2002
  • Appraisal Institute, Central Texas Chapter, Board of Directors; 2000-2001, 2008-2011
  • Appraisal Institute, Central Texas Chapter, Regional Representative; 2008
  • Appraisal Institute, Central Texas Chapter, Regional Education Liaison; 2006-2007
  • Society of Commercial Realtors, Vice President; 2012
  • Society of Commercial Realtors, Treasurer; 2011
  • Society of Commercial Realtors, Board of Directors; 2009-2010

Mark R. Sadler   |   Senior Analyst   |   msadler@ob-realty.comEXPAND

Mark R. Sadler

Mark R. Sadler is a Senior Analyst with O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, a full service real estate consulting and appraisal firm.  Mr. Sadler has performed valuation analysis on various properties including, but not limited to, industrial buildings, retail buildings, various special-purpose facilities, mixed-use properties and has worked extensively on eminent domain assignments of all types of properties.

Prior to joining O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, Mr. Sadler was a Senior Analyst with Korman O’Brien, LLC and prior to that was an Analyst for four years with Integra Realty Resources’ Fort Worth Office.

Mr. Sadler is a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management.  In 2006, Mr. Sadler earned his Master’s degree of Land Economics and Real Estate from Texas A&M University in College Station.

Professional Certifications, Affiliations and Memberships

  • Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser No. TX-1380142-G
  • Appraisal Institute – Practicing Affiliate
  • Member – International Right of Way, Chapter 36
  • Member – Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council

Donald T. Matthews, R/W-AC   |   Senior Analyst   |   tmatthews@ob-realty.comEXPAND

Chris B. Haller   |   Analyst/Business Development   |   challer@ob-realty.comEXPAND

Chris B. Haller

Chris B. Haller is an Analyst and Business Development Manager for O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, a full service real estate consulting and appraisal firm.  Mr. Haller has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1999.  He has experience in representing buyers and sellers of various types of real estate including retail shopping centers, office buildings, industrial buildings and land.  He has also represented tenants and landlords in leasing office, industrial and retail space.  Mr. Haller has also been involved with brownfields redevelopment from his experience as Development Partner and Principal with an environmental consulting firm.

Mr. Haller is a 1998 graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance with a Real Estate emphasis.

Prior to joining O’Brien Realty Advisors, Mr. Haller was a commercial real estate broker with several commercial real estate firms in Fort Worth.

Mr. Haller is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker and is advancing towards his Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser certification.

Professional Certifications, Affiliations and Memberships

  • Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, Appraiser Trainee No. TX-1340567
  • Texas Real Estate Broker No. 463056
  • Appraisal Institute – Practicing Affiliate
  • Member – International Right of Way, Chapter 36
    • Programs Committee (2013-2014)
  • Member – Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council
  • Leadership Fort Worth, Class of 2003
  • TCU – Frog Club, Board of Directors
  • TCU – Frog Club, Membership Chairman

Walker B. Kelly   |   Analyst   |   wkelly@ob-realty.comEXPAND

Walker B. Kelly

Walker B. Kelly is an Analyst with O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, a full service real estate consulting and appraisal firm.  Mr. Kelly has consulted on various eminent domain assignments for all types of real estate.

Prior to joining O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, Mr. Kelly was an Analyst with Korman O’Brien, LLC.

Mr. Kelly is 2012 graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance.

Mr. Kelly is advancing towards obtaining his Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser certification.

Professional Certifications, Affiliations and Memberships

  • Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, Appraiser Trainee No. TX-1340398
  • Appraisal Institute – Practicing Affiliate
  • Member – International Right of Way, Chapter 36
  • Member – Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council

Gloria R. Griffin   |   Office Manager   |   ggriffin@ob-realty.comEXPAND

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Gloria R. Griffin

Gloria R. Griffin is Office Manager for O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, a full service real estate consulting and appraisal firm. Ms. Griffin oversees the day to day operations within the office and has a background in management, accounting, and human resources.

Prior to joining O’Brien Realty Advisors, Ms. Griffin spent 9 years, in various capacities, with an online education company.

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