3509 Hulen Street

Suite 201

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

817.332.0200 Phone

817.887.4898 Fax

 

4500 W. Illinois Avenue

Suite 206

Midland, Texas 79703


Mike C. O’Brien
President
Joel H. St. John, MAI, CCIM, R/W-AC
Director
Chris B. Haller
Analyst/Business Development
Walker B. Kelly
Senior Analyst
Gina L. Cannova-Phalen, R/W-AC
Senior Analyst
Brad Busselman
Business Development
Jessica M. Farris
Office Manager

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

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 a Candidate for Designation in 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)

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Economics, with a minor in Business Foundations, The University of Texas, 1997
  • Coursework accredited by the Appraisal Institute

Joel H. St. John, MAI, CCIM, R/W-AC   |   Director   |   jstjohn@ob-realty.comMORE

Joel H. St. John, MAI, CCIM, R/W-AC

Joel St. John serves as a Director with O’Brien Realty Advisors in Fort Worth. His primary focus is right-of-way valuation concerning roadways, electrical transmission corridors, pipelines and railroads.  He covers a variety of commercial real estate appraisal needs for state agencies, utility companies, municipalities, attorneys, property owners and right-of-way providers. He has appraised over $1.6 billion dollars of real estate since 2005.

Mr. St. John has been a broker, panel speaker, guest lecturer and provided courtroom testimony. As an appraiser he developed expertise for a wide range of property types for a diverse client base. He has several years of experience as a broker. In this role he worked with national corporate tenants, developers, 1031 buyers and owner-users. Mr. St. John understands the critical components of real estate and listens to client’s needs. This allows him to provide expert advice so that clients can make informed real estate decisions.

He wrote “Net Lease Concepts” in 2009 utilized by MGMiller Valuations as part of all net lease appraisals. In 2020 JLL published an article written by Mr. St. John titled “Commercial Real Estate in the Permian Basin”.

Prior to joining O’Brien Realty Advisors in June 2020, Mr. St. John was part of JLL’s Tenant Representation team. Prior to his brokerage work at JLL, he was part of JLL’s Right-of-Way Valuation Group. JLL acquired the DFW offices of Integra Realty Resources where Mr. St. John served as a Director since February 2015. Prior thereto he was with Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Service which had acquired MGMiller Valuations in October 2014. MGMiller Valuations was the largest appraisal group in the Mid-Atlantic. The group performed commercial, residential, agricultural, LITHC and HUD valuation. Mr. St. John joined MGMiller in the spring of 2005.

Professional Certifications, Affiliations and Memberships

  • Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI).
    • Formerly held AI Commercial Review Designation. (AI-GRS)
  • CCIM Institute, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
    • North Texas University Relations Chair (2017-2018)
  • International Right of Way Association Member
    • Appraisal Designation (R/W-AC)
  • Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (TX-1380407-G)
  • Texas Real Estate Salesperson (663623), Virginia Real Estate Broker (0225095522)

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Agricultural & Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, 2005
  • Student Exchange, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 2002-2003

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

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

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, Texas Christian University, 1998
  • Coursework accredited by the Appraisal Institute

Walker B. Kelly   |   Senior Analyst   |   wkelly@ob-realty.comMORE

Walker B. Kelly

Walker B. Kelly is a Senior Analyst with O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, a full service real estate consulting and appraisal firm.  Mr. Kelly has completed appraisals for and consulted on various complex eminent domain assignments for all types of real estate. He has testified in eminent domain proceedings before numerous Special Commissioners hears in various counties throughout Texas. Mr. Kelly has also valued and consulted on properties in New Mexico and Oklahoma.

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

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

Professional Certifications, Affiliations and Memberships

  • Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser: No. TX-1380691-G
  • Appraisal Institute – Candidate for Designation
  • Member – International Right of Way, Chapter 36
  • Member – Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council
  • TxDOT Approved Appraiser/Contractor

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, Texas Christian University, 2012
  • Coursework accredited by the Appraisal Institute

Gina L. Cannova-Phalen, R/W-AC   |   Senior Analyst   |   gphalen@ob-realty.comMORE

Gina L. Cannova-Phalen, R/W-AC

Gina L. Cannova Phalen, R/W-AC is a Senior Analyst with O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, a full service real estate consulting and appraisal firm. Ms. Phalen has consulted on various eminent domain assignments for all types of real estate. She has testified in numerous eminent domain Special Commissioners hearings in various counties throughout Texas.

Prior to joining O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, Ms. Phalen was an analyst with LandPro Valuation in Mesa, Arizona and Sell and Associates in Tempe, Arizona.

Ms. Phalen is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Supply Chain Management. She is also Right of Way Appraisal Certified with the International Right of Way Association.

Currently, Ms. Phalen is an advanced candidate progressing toward obtaining her MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute.

Professional Certifications, Affiliations and Memberships

  • Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser: No. TX-1380648-G
  • Oklahoma State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser: No. 13323CGA
  • TxDOT Approved Appraiser/Contractor (2017-present)
  • Appraisal Institute – Candidate for Designation Program
  • Member – International Right of Way, Chapter 36
    • Social Media Chairperson (2020)
    • Education Committee (2020)
  • Member – CREW Network (Commercial Real Estate Women), Fort Worth Chapter
    • Communications Committee Chair (2016-2017)
  • City of Southlake, Texas – Planning & Zoning Commission (2018-present)
  • City of Southlake, Texas – Sign Board (2018-present)
  • City of Southlake, Texas – Corridor Committee (2020-present)
  • City of Southlake, Texas – Building Board of Appeals (2016-2018)
  • City of Southlake, Texas – Zoning Board of Adjustment (2016-2018)

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University, 1997
  • International Right of Way (IRWA) – Right of Way Appraisal Cerified (R/W-AC)
  • Coursework accredited by the Appraisal Institute

Brad Busselman   |   Business Development   |   bbusselman@ob-realty.comMORE

Brad Busselman

Brad Busselman handles business development for O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, a full-service real estate consulting and appraisal firm. Brad has been involved in the right of way industry since 2006. He has experience in business development and right of way project management. Representing energy companies in securing right of way for respective expansion projects. He also has experience in contract negotiations, project estimates, budgeting, and staffing solutions.

Mr. Busselman is a 2000 graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing.

Prior to joining O’Brien Realty Advisors, Brad was Director of Land for the Gulf Coast Region at Willbros Engineering/TRC Solutions from 2012 to 2017 where he provided project management oversight and business development. He has also worked as a manager and agent in the field with several midstream companies providing right of way services since 2006.

Professional Certifications, Affiliations and Memberships

  • Texas Real Estate Commission Easement and Acquisition No. 3592
  • Florida Real Estate Commission Real Estate Sales Associate No. SL3216948
  • Member – International Right of Way, Chapter 8

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, Texas State University, 2000

Jessica M. Farris   |   Office Manager   |   jfarris@ob-realty.comMORE

Jessica M. Farris

Jessica M. Farris is Office Manager for O’Brien Realty Advisors, LLC, a full-service real estate consulting and appraisal firm. Mrs. Farris oversees the day to day operations within the office as well as HR duties.

Prior to joining O’Brien Realty Advisors, Mrs. Farris was a Manager for an international technology retail store that provided technical support and training along with sales. As a Manager, Jessica provided HR support with staffing, on-boarding, and development, as well as leading the customer experience.

Mrs. Farris has a Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas Texas.

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