"The foundation of the firm is confidence."

Matthew C. Deal and Mark O. Sikes are the principals and owners of Deal Sikes. Our experience, track record and proven ability to deliver confidence for clients serves as the foundation of the firm. We are supported by a growing number of some of the most intelligent and dedicated professionals in the industry.

As a team, we are all committed to pursuing excellence in the smallest details of the work we do for our clients.

Our Team

Matthew C. Deal, CRE

In 2009, Matthew Deal co-founded the firm with Mark Sikes. Throughout his more than thirty year career, Mr. Deal has appraised and provided counseling solutions concerning virtually every property type. He has been qualified as an expert witness in county, district and federal courts, and he has testified in numerous forums including the state legislature, depositions, jury and bench trials, arbitrations and special commissioners hearings. He led the acquisition counseling and appraisal review team for Houston METRO’s expansion of light rail throughout Greater Houston, and he managed Uptown Houston’s acquisition program for the widening of Post Oak Boulevard and other roadways. Mr. Deal is a Texas state certified real estate appraiser and is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate.

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Mark O. Sikes

Mark Sikes co-founded the firm in 2009 with Matthew Deal. Over his 25 year career Mr. Sikes has provided valuation and counseling services for almost all property types. He has qualified as an expert witness and provided testimony in federal and state courts and municipal and administrative proceedings including depositions, arbitrations, mediations, special commissioners hearings, jury trials and bench trials. He has provided counsel and testified for public improvement projects including roadway widenings, pipelines, electrical transmission lines, detention and drainage facilities, sports stadiums and water canals. Mr. Sikes is a Texas state certified real estate appraiser, Texas licensed real estate broker and Texas licensed property tax consultant.

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Kira Beard

Administrative Coordinator

Kira joined Deal Sikes in July 2018 as the Administrative Coordinator. She is a native Houstonian and is responsible for daily office operations.

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Matt Brollier

Analyst

Prior to joining Deal Sikes in July 2018, Matt served the City of Houston for over 8 years, including as Chief of Staff and Chief of Operations for two City Council Members. Originally from Houston, Matt is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

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Louis Guzick

Controller

Louis joined Deal Sikes in May 2009 as its Controller. He has a BBA in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accountancy both from the University of Houston. He is responsible for the accounting and tax functions of Deal Sikes. Louis enjoys fishing, golf and playing with his grandson.

Jackie Lemp

Senior Analyst

Jackie joined Deal Sikes in 2011 and currently serves as a Senior Analyst. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University and is a Texas Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. Jackie is a Houston native and a civic leader in her local community.

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Josh Matthews

Senior Analyst

Originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas, Josh began his career with Deal Sikes in 2014 upon graduating from the University of Arkansas with a BBA in Finance. He is also currently pursuing an MBA degree from Texas A&M University. Josh is a Texas certified general real estate appraiser and a licensed Texas real estate salesperson. He currently resides in Houston with his wife, Page.

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Morgan Milburn

Production Coordinator

Morgan is a native Houstonian with a BA in Corporate Communications with an emphasis in Training and Development from the University of Houston-Downtown. She started with Deal Sikes in 2017 as an Executive Assistant and currently works as the Production Coordinator providing research support and creating graphic displays.

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Brad Scholhamer

Analyst

Originally from Tomball, Texas, Brad graduated from the University of Mississippi with degrees in Real Estate and Managerial Finance. Upon returning to Houston in 2016, he began his career with Deal Sikes as an Analyst. Brad is licensed as a real estate appraiser with the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. He currently resides in Houston with his wife, Jamie.

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Andrew Stone

Analyst

Andrew Stone joined Deal Sikes in 2014 and currently serves as an Analyst. Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Andrew is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. He is a licensed as a real estate appraiser with The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board and real estate salesperson with the Texas Real Estate Commission.

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