SJ O'Connor

SJ O'Connor

Executive Vice President

Current responsibilities

Shawn James O’Connor serves as Executive Vice President within JLL Valuation Advisory. He has specialized in senior housing and health care for nearly two decades working on valuation and consulting engagements related to a wide variety of seniors housing and health care properties, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, CCRCs, acute care hospitals, and medical office buildings. 

Mr. O’Connor has experience in conducting market studies, FNMA regulatory compliance and management consultant reports, Fair Market Value of Debt reports, HUD/FHA along with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac compliant reports, and valuation services on more than 2,100 existing and proposed seniors housing and health care assets in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada.


Since 2008 he has provided dozens of in-depth, comprehensive appraisals nationally with regard to multi-level care retirement campuses; CCRCs comprising entry-fee and lifecare components often focusing on the asset’s unique economic and functional obsolescence. From 2001 to 2018 he managed the bi-annual valuation of a Class A portfolio consisting of 13 campuses involved in a 2014 REIT acquisition near $850 million dollars for benchmarking purposes.

In 2016 he testified as an expert witness on behalf of the petitioner, Lakeview Senior Living, in front of Colorado’s State Board of Assessment Appeals Court. In July 2016, he taught a day long course on assessing seniors housing properties attended by assessors from Colorado’s ten largest assessment districts.

Prior to joining JLL, Mr. O’Connor was a Senior Director for Cushman & Wakefield for two years after serving as Vice President with JLL where he started his career in 1999.


  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Sam Houston State University


  • Appraisal Institute Candidate for Designation, Appraisal Institute American Society of Aging
  • Leading Age Colorado
  • Qualified before courts and administrative bodies in Arizona and Colorado

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the following States:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming