Meet the team


Meet the REAL Trends Team!

Combining more than 60 years of experience in the residential real estate field, the REAL Trends team brings its knowledge of the challenging market to clients, customers and readers. Annually this team produces 4 major research reports, hosts two major conferences, manages six CEO groups and produces over 100,000 words of news, analysis and trend information. All dedicated to being the “trusted source” for the residential real estate industry.


 

REAL Trends Staff

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Steve Murray

Steve Murray is Editor of REAL Trends and has served in that role since the company’s founding in 1987. Prior to that, Murray was president of Ameri-Net and president and CEO of Equitable Realty Network. Murray is also president of REAL Trends Consulting, Inc.  Murray holds a BBA from Marshall University.

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Doniece Welch

Doniece Welch

Doniece Welch is the General Manager of REAL Trends and supervises all operating and marketing activities of the company. She has been with REAL Trends since December 1993 in a variety of roles and responsibilities. Prior to joining REAL Trends, Welch served as assistant director of the Student Health Center for the University of Denver.

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Daniele Stufft

Daniele Stufft

Daniele Stufft is the Conference Manager, a role she was promoted to in June 2006. She joined REAL Trends in November 2004 as an Administrative Assistant. Prior to joining REAL Trends, she worked in a variety of roles at Wells Fargo Bank. She is a certified Emergency Medical Technician/Firefighter I.

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Travis Saxton

Travis Saxton

Travis Saxton is the Marketing and Technology Manager at REAL Trends. Prior to joining REAL Trends he was the director of online services for a newspaper consulting company which serviced clients across North America. He holds a Master of Science from the University of North Dakota.

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Amy Broset

Amy Broset

Amy Broset, Director of Business Analysis for REAL Trends, Inc., has performed over 300 valuations as part of the REAL Trends Consulting team and is the Editor of the REAL Trends 500. She has a Finance degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and has been with REAL Trends for the past six years.

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Tracey Velt

Tracey Velt

Tracey Velt is the Publications Editor of all REAL Trends publications. Some of these publications include: The REAL Trends Blog, TechTouch, LORE Magazine, and the monthly newsletter of REAL Trends, which she also contributes to. Velt previously was the Editor in Chief for the Florida Realtor magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Central Florida.

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Jaime O'Connell

Jaime O'Connell

 

 

Jaime O’Connell is a Real Estate Analyst at REAL Trends. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Masters and Bachelors degree in Accounting.

 

 Terry Penza 

 Terry Penza is the Director of Network Membership at REAL Trends. She has served in numerous capacities in all aspects of Association Management and Committees, including the positions of CEO, EVP, and Chairman. She was among the first class to earn NAR's REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation and, in 2012, was the sixth woman to ever win the William R. Magel Award - the highest award to an Associaiton Executive from NAR. 

 

 

 

Paul Salley

Paul Salley

 

Paul Salley, Technology and Marketing Associate at REAL Trends, contributes to the ongoing marketing and consulting efforts. He graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing, and is fluent in Spanish.

  

 

Jaime O'Connell

 

 

Cade Madison | Technology Strategist

 

Cade Madison, Technology Strategist at REAL Trends, brings unique experience from formerly being the Sr. Business Development Representative at RE/MAX World Headquarters. Striking deals with top companies for the business alliances group at RE/MAX, he has perspective into what brokerages, teams, agents, and real estate franchises are looking for from a technology perspective.

 


 

REAL Trends Contributing Editors

 

Dave Colmar

Dave Colmar

Dave Colmar is the owner of Colmar & Associates, a real estate consulting practice. He is the former owner of Coldwell Banker 1st American. He began his real estate career in 1981. Colmar holds a Bachelor’s from San Jose State University and Master’s from Western Illinois University.

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Jeremy Conaway

Jeremy Conaway

Jeremy Conaway is the President/CEO of RECON Intelligence Services, a leading source of strategic and tactical ideas and applications for the leading edge of the real estate industry and is a recognized expert in the field of Brokerage Design. Conaway is a nationally known lecturer, author and facilitator. He’s been involved in the real estate industry for over 19 years.

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