Carl Thornton, Managing Director, Appraisal Services
Carl Thornton oversees operations for all commercial property appraisal related services, including the technical implementation of our growth in cost segregation as a tool for federal tax reduction. He is a Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser with additional certifications in 25 states. He provides the technical compliance review of cost segregation reports, while managing all support functions for timely production. Carl has been with O'Connor & Associates since 1999. He is a graduate of Wayland Baptist University.
Mike Olivares, National Director, Federal Tax Reduction
Mike Olivares has 18 years of consulting, sales, sales management, and operational management experience in the information technology, retail, and real estate industries. Mike's experience represents a particular focus on developing accounting and financial solutions for small and mid-sized companies to Fortune 100 companies through consulting services. His real estate background includes software consulting, residential, and federal tax reduction consulting. Mike oversees the sales and expansion efforts for the Central US region, including Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Speech Communication from the University of Texas at Austin.
King White, Manager, Strategic Alliances
King White has over 20 years experience focusing on tax reduction and financial strategies. Working in a consulting role with clients ranging from small and mid-sized companies to Fortune 100 companies, he is the primary interface with our national clients. From initial contact through the engagement to the completion of the project, he is responsible for seeing that the entire process flows seamlessly. King is a graduate of the University of Houston.
William Bandy, CPA
Bill Bandy has 32 years of CPA experience that includes the real estate, construction and oil & gas industries. After gaining audit experience with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company, Bill founded his own firm, Blakely & Bandy, Inc., focused on real estate and tax in 1981. Bill has worked with O’Connor and Associates for more than 10 years on various tax and real estate matters related to valuation, appraisal, property tax, organization of real estate entities, 1031 exchange and cost segregation. He was a member of the team who launched our cost segregation services practice more than five years ago and remains our primary advisor in assisting clients and their CPA’s to better understand how cost segregation and related depreciation strategies can save them tax dollars.