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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.

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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.

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