Our Team

RealWired is a commercial real estate technology and consulting firm that is focused on streamlining the appraisal process by incorporating essential software programs.

Brenda Dohring Hicks, MAI, Founder & CEO

Brenda Dohring Hicks is founder and CEO of RealWired, a consulting and software company. RealWired’s premier product line includes; YouConnect, a web-based appraisal/environmental workflow and vendor management solution enabling lenders to automate and streamline their process, DataComp, the #1 in-house commercial comparable management software on the market today made by and for commercial real estate appraisers, Edge, a powerful report writing tool that integrates seamlessly with Word, Excel and DataComp, and Manager, a cloud-based commercial appraisal workflow application that can be accessed from any browser. Brenda’s mission is be sure RealWired is a “service company” that offers software to “streamline the commercial real estate process”. She is a frequent speaker focusing on the value of building “eco-systems” of cooperation and examining processes and technology’s role in enhancing communication to expedite growth.
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Jeff Hicks, MAI, President, CRE Valuation Expert

Co-founder of the Dohring Group, a commercial real estate appraiser with expertise in office, retail, industrial, multifamily, lodging and special purpose property.  Our valuation team covers Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Founder of RealWired providing YouConnect, a web-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) Appraisal and Vendor Management software that streamlines the appraisal workflow process for financial institutions. YouConnect handles appraisals, reviews, environmental due diligence and vendor management. Jeff also involved in the development and marketing of our software solutions for commercial real estate appraisers. DataComp is our commercial comp database, Edge our commercial report writing application and Manager is our web-based appraisal workflow.
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Sunda Scanlon, Principal & Chief Technology Officer

Sunda has been the CTO of RealWired since 2018. She originally joined the team in 2006 as the SVP of Development and Implementation. She is responsible for the strategic vision and planning of product development and integrations for YouConnect, while developing infrastructure and operational strategies in emerging markets.

Additionally, Sunda manages client support, training, and client services for YouConnect and Appraisal Suite. She possesses in-depth knowledge of the products and business processes of the company with 20 years of software development management experience. Before joining RealWired she was the VP, GM of Florical Systems, Inc., a global entity providing enterprise software solutions to automate television stations. In her spare time she enjoys off shore fishing and golf.
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Heidi C. Lee, MAI, MRICS, AI-GRS, YouConnect Chief Compliance Consultant

“I spent 18 years enhancing appraisal department process to facilitate loan production, while protecting the bank safety and soundness through quality appraisal review. I will do the same for your bank, because I don’t know how to operate any other way.”

Review appraiser and appraisal consultant, Heidi Lee, is a seasoned commercial review appraiser for banks formerly at Whitney National Bank, a mid-sized financial institution of $11 billion. Whitney had a loan portfolio heavily concentrated in commercial lending, with a mix of commercial real estate, C&I loans, and business banking. Heidi founded Appraisal Review & Consultation to share with other financial institutions the skills and appraisal regulatory knowledge base she obtained over nearly two decades in Whitney’s appraisal department.
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Barbara Phelps, Director of Client Success - YouConnect Onboarding/Training

As the Director of Implementation, Barbara ensures proper deployment and implementation of our software products including YouConnect, DataComp, Edge and Manager by providing clients with online implementation sessions to ensure they have a solid understanding of the product's many capabilities. Additionally, she designs software support materials including: audio visual aids, computer training presentations and manuals.
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Scott Blinkhorn, Workflow Productivity Consultant

Scott is responsible for developing strategic plans that promote sales growth and customer satisfaction within our YouConnect product line. Scott has had much success in selling services to government and financial institutions throughout his career. He values the importance of building trusted relationships and doing what is best for his customers.

Scott, along with his wife and three little girls, enjoys traveling the world and taking in the treasures of our beautiful city of Tampa.
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Sarah Valle, Director of Customer Support

As the Director of Customer Support, Sarah works closely with clients to ensure customer satisfaction. She manages client setup, support, and consulting for all Appraisal Suite products including DataComp, Edge, and Manager. Sarah also manages the product testing, customizations, and enhancements for each product.

Sarah is currently attending college full time in order to further advance her I.T. knowledge. Though free time is sparse, when it is available she enjoys spending time with her family and reading.
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Danielle Davis, Customer Support Specialist

As a Customer Support Specialist, Danielle uses a customer-centric view to ensure client satisfaction. She also works to provide client setup, support, and consulting for Appraisal Suite products including DataComp, Edge and Manager. Danielle is a full-time student in addition to her work with RealWired. In her spare time, she enjoys playing softball, kickball, attending live music shows and seeing productions at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
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Samantha McGarrity, Controller

As the Controller, Samantha manages the daily accounting operations of all business entities, including cash management, financial reporting, and financial analysis. She ensures internal control policies and procedures, mitigates risk and enhance accuracy of reported financial results. Her other responsibilities include basic Human Resources, Payroll duties and Property Management for our office and building tenants.

When Samantha isn't crunching numbers, she loves singing in her church band, traveling and spending time with her husband and two daughters on the weekends.
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Anamary Valdes, Executive Assistant to CEO & Marketing Coordinator

As Marketing Coordinator & Executive Assistant, Anamary Valdes coordinates all marketing activities including, software campaigns, web content and company seminars.

Anamary’s outstanding organizational skills and excellent time management also plays a huge part in her role as Executive Assistant to our CEO.

On her spare time, she’s a creative and passionate freelance Makeup Artist.
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