Our History

When Ryan Cooley brought the third-generation of O’Connor Real Estate to a nearly abandoned stretch of Michigan Avenue in 2005, his mission was to help people buy homes they’re excited to live in and sell them when necessary, while positively contributing to the long-term growth of Detroit. And although the urban landscape looks incredibly different these days, the founding philosophy is the same:


O'Connor Detroit

The O’Connor brand of boutique real estate and development means a client-first approach that honors people, relationships and sense of place. O’Connor’s agents are local, knowledgable about the city’s many neighborhoods and dedicated to making sure every single client gets focused, full-service attention. We are deeply committed to building meaningful relationships and always willing to share our vast network of industry professionals, from the best mortgage lenders to architects, designers and contractors.



O’Connor specializes in both residential and commercial real estate.


O’Connor’s commercial division offers a full range of services, specializing in re-use; multifamily; restaurants, retail, office spaces and industrial.


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