Stephen O'Connor

Principal & Managing Director


Mr. O’Connor is a Principal & Managing Director of RobertDouglas with 13 years of investment banking and capital markets experience.  Prior to joining the firm as a principal, he held senior positions at Sonnenblick Goldman and Cushman & Wakefield.


  • HVS International - Senior Associate
  • Sonnenblick Goldman - Director
  • Cushman & Wakefield - Senior Director EDUCATION


  • Dartmouth College, BA
  • Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, MMH


  • Mirman School Annual Giving Vice-Chair
  • Cornell Hotel Society
  • Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Tennis
  • Downhill Skiing

During his career, Mr. O’Connor has advised clients on an excess of $5 billion of transactions, located throughout North America, representing a variety of structures that include dispositions, debt financings, and equity recapitalizations for both single asset and portfolio transactions. Representative transactions arranged by Mr. O’Connor include:

  • JW Marriott Hotel (San Francisco), sale
  • Maison 140 (Beverly Hills), sale
  • The Wilshire Hotel (Los Angeles), sale
  • Hotel Hana Maui (island of Maui), sale
  • The Beverly Hilton (Beverly Hills), JV equity recapitalization and financing
  • Montage Hotel and Residences (Beverly Hills), construction financing
  • Luxe Rodeo Drive (Beverly Hills), permanent financing
  • Hyatt Place Anaheim Resort / Convention Center (Anaheim), permanent financing
  • CBM One Hotels LP (various), portfolio financing
  • Marriott Canadian Hotel Portfolio (various), portfolio financing

Mr. O’Connor served as the graduate teaching assistant to both the graduate and undergraduate Financial Economics courses at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration and has returned to guest lecture on real estate finance topics and case studies.  He is a member of the national chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society and is a regular speaker at industry events, including the American Lodging Investment Summit, the Meet the Money Conference, and the Hotel Asset Managers Association annual meeting. He has contributed articles to the Real Estate Finance Journal and co-authored the “Art of the Capital Structure” chapter within the Hotel Asset Management Principles & Practices, Third Edition book.

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