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.