Stephen J. Coonan Sr.
Stephen Coonan specializes in aircraft valuation and acquisition. He is a Senior Aircraft Appraiser of the National Aircraft Appraiser’s Association and is compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP). His range of aircraft appraisal experience includes Boeing Business Jets, Gulfstreams, Learjets, Challengers, Hawkers, Falcons and Citations. In the past twenty years, he has completed over $9 billion in aircraft valuations.
When requested, Mr. Coonan also performs aircraft appraisals for tax deductible donations to aviation training schools and museums. Mr. Coonan has a lifelong academic and practical background in military, corporate and airline aviation. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from California State University and is an Airline Transport Pilot with several type ratings.
In the past three years alone, he has acted as agent for either the buyer or the seller in the acquisition of several corporate aircraft, valued at over $100 million. Mr. Coonan’s portfolio includes the Private Wealth Management clients of several Fortune 50 banks and corporations, including Citibank, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank.
In addition, Mr. Coonan performed work for the Internal Revenue Service regarding celebrity use of corporate jets and was even asked to perform an appraisal of Bernie Madoff’s private aircraft in the ongoing dissolution of assets mandated by the court.
Mr. Coonan has flown as a corporate pilot all over he world where he has established an international clientele that ranges from Dubai to Moscow.
Stephen J. Coonan Jr.
Stephen J. Coonan Jr, otherwise known by his aviation colleagues as “SJ”, has been a follower of the corporate aviation market for over half a decade. He’s had hands on experience with aircraft purchases, sales, valuations, partnerships and marketing. He has logged countless hours on various databases, including JetNet, AMSTAT, Controller, Aircraft Bluebook, & CAMP preparing market analyses, marketing support, and appraisal comps.
Mr. Coonan is proud of his tenure with JPMorgan Chase & JPMorgan Securities. As a FINRA-licensed representative of JPMorgan Securities, LLC, he gained valuable insight into the wealth management communities and asset-based lending practices. It has also allowed him to build up a strong network of financiers, private bankers and high-net-worth (HNW) individuals.
Time spent with industry professionals and hours with Habitat for Humanity has allowed him to build up a strong affinity for real property. As a result, real estate markets, specifically high-end luxury single-family homes, have become a secondary area of expertise for SJ. He has since gone on to acquire a California real estate license (BRE#01917458).
SJ studied at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, as well as Cal State University, Los Angeles. He has a degree in International Business, with a focus on marketing and finance.
Outside of the office, he is an active participant with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, Red Cross of Orange County, Alzheimer’s Association & Komen for the Cure. He is also an avid cyclist and ice hockey player. He applies lessons from both sports to his work ethic, including patience, determination and resilience.