Patrick O'Brien


Pat is the leader of Team O'Brien and President of O'Brien Real Estate. He has over 32 years of experience and has sold thousands of properties. His mission is to provide the ultimate real estate service. Pat guarantees satisfaction whether buying or selling. His philosophy is to professionally assess the customer's needs and help them achieve their goals, while providing a level of service unparalleled in the real estate field. Pat prides himself on being an excellent salesman. His sales experience through both good times and three recessions, help him be creative in making sales happen.  Pat is a dedicated family man with a wonderful support system at home including his outstanding wife and four beautiful children. He enjoys swimming, boating, fishing, biking and camping.


Katy Hawley

An experienced negotiator and investor, Katy brings over 10 years of experience in the real estate industry to every closing table. Prior to her real estate career, Katy worked directly with the children of our community as an educator for over 20 years, as well as worked in automotive sales. With the many years of experience that Katy has working with the general public, you can rest assured that your agent will always know what to say and how to say it, with your best interest in mind at all times. Whether you plan to buy or sell, invest or occupy, or are near or far, Katy knows how to make it happen and will work by your side every step of the way. Katy has two successful adult children and three heart-melting grandchildren. Call Katy today to schedule a meeting!


James Salmon

Not only is James one of our top licensed Realtors, but he also manages the O'Brien Real Estate REO Department. With this, you can rest assured that your agent has prime experience in investment properties and working directly with the banks that own them. James graduted from Western Michigan University in 2016 with his BBA in Finance from Haworth College of Business in Finance, with a focus and specialization in Real Estate Finance and Accounting.


Bob Brockway

Bob came to O'Brien Real Estate with over 30 years of experience in his purchasing and tax preparation career. He received his BBA in Marketing from Western Michigan University in 1986. Bob truly enjoys working with his buyers to find their perfect home, as well as making the selling process as quick and smooth as possible for his sellers. A lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area, Bob has been engrained in his community for many years. Bob is an easy-going agent that will quickly turn into a friend. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or looking to downsize, Bob strives to give you that perfect, positive experience. In his spare time, Bob loves to golf and cheer on the Detroit Red Wings with his family.