MEET OUR TEAM

Our associates’ broad knowledge base and experience, serves both the private and public sectors.

The Kent-Macpherson Collective… Your Solutions Specialists.

With a reputation for professionalism and high standards, our firm has grown into one of Western Canada’s leading authorities in real estate valuation and consulting. Our team complements the firm’s broad knowledge-base and expertise covering all disciplines of real estate.

Inside Kent-Macpherson


Clients into Partners

We regard our clients as our partners. Creating a clear objective produces a strong basis for mutual success and valued business relationships.

Solving the Puzzle

Our passion is problem solving while identifying the unique complexity of each assignment.

Our focus is finding a solution for individual needs.

We are not just another company, we are a team.

We commit to valuable client service along with an assurance of quality, integrity and accountability with each of our relationships.

MANAGING PARTNER

ROD COOK

MANAGING PARTNER

Rod Cook has been practicing for over 38 years as an accredited real estate appraiser and consultant in Kelowna, and is the Senior Partner of Kent-Macpherson. With many years of experience, he offers a broad range of real estate consulting and appraisal services from commercial, industrial, investment properties and development lands, to resort, recreational and litigation support services. Much of his practice is oriented to First Nations lands, including specific claims, loss of use studies, rent reviews, feasibility studies, financial modeling, appraisals, and development consulting.

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PARTNERS

CLIFFORD SMIRL

PARTNER

Cliff Smirl began his appraising career with BC Assessment before joining Kent-Macpherson in 2008 as an Associate.

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SEAN HUGHES

PARTNER

Sean Hughes began his career as a fee appraiser in 2001 in Vancouver and Whistler before joining Kent-Macpherson in 2004 as an Associate.

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MYRNA PARK

PARTNER

Myrna Park joined Kent-Macpherson in 2018.

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SENIOR ASSOCIATES

DENNIS PARKHILL

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Dennis Parkhill has been practicing for over thirty nine years as an independent fee appraiser with Kent-Macpherson. Prior to joining the firm, Dennis was employed with the British Columbia Department of Finance, Provincial Assessment Branch for five years.

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ADRIAN RIZZO

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Adrian Rizzo began his career with B.C. Assessment in 1990 as an Appraiser and later became a Senior Appraiser before joining Kent-Macpherson as an Associate in 2007

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D.ALLAN BEATTY

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Allan Beatty has been practicing for over 40 years and began his career in Saskatchewan and Alberta in several roles including: Senior Appraiser, Managing Partner, and Manager of Real Estate Division before joining Kent-Macpherson in 2006 as an Associate.

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ALLAN KOEBEL

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Allan Koebel began his real estate career with Kent-Macpherson as a Research Analyst in 2011 and was designated AACI, February 2014.

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JORDAN HETTINGA

ASSOCIATE

As Senior Real Estate Advisor, Jordan Hettinga manages and leads various real estate processes for our clients, including: OCP Amendments, Rezoning’s, Land Negotiations (both Acquisitions and Disposition Strategies), Tax Exemption and Appeals, Development Permit Applications, Highest and Best Use Studies, Concept Planning, Property Subdivisions, Agricultural Land Reserve exclusions/inclusion and non-farm use applications.

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KARI BENUM

ASSOCIATE

Senior Certified Reserve Planner, Kari Benum began her real estate career in 2004 as a Residential Real Estate Appraiser. Kari has obtained a CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) and P. App (Professional Appraiser) designations with the Appraisal Institute of Canada and remains a member in good standing. She has also earned her accreditation as a Certified Reserve Planner (CRP) with the Real Estate Institute.

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ASSOCIATES

ADIL SOMJI

ASSOCIATE

Adil Somji joined the Kent-Macpherson team in the fall of 2017.  He is a born and raised Calgarian, and has worked as a mortgage broker for the past seven years. He worked on originating and underwriting the financing of various property types’ particularly residential development and construction. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in political science and economics.  Adil was drawn to the real estate sector after working for a chartered bank early in his career.

Adil has recently relocated to Kelowna, and looks forward to the longer golfing season.  He has been an Candidate Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada since 2015, and is working on the requirements for the AACI, P.App., designation.

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RESEARCH ANALYSTS

JADE QUALIE JOHNSON

RESEARCH ANALYST

Research Analyst, Jade Qualie Johnson started her office experience at the age of 16 working for the family business. Jade obtained her Office Administration diploma at the University of the Fraser Valley as well as graduating with honors in the Applied Business Technology program at Okanagan University College.

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JAYDENE CAHILL

RESEARCH ANALYST

Research Analyst, Jaydene Cahill began her passion for real estate over 20 years ago. Jaydene worked in sales administration in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour waterfront and as project coordinator of a highly successful innovative land development in Whistler, BC. Jaydene continued her career with a real estate license in sales working in management, marketing, customer service, and project administration.

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CINDY WILLMS

RESEARCH ANALYST

Research Analyst, Cindy Willms joined Kent Macpherson in 2015 after working for BC Public Service for eight years. She began her real estate career in 2000 when she joined the Royal LePage Real Estate team, as an Assistant for both residential and commercial Real Estate Agents. Cindy mainly lends her skills to the First Nations valuation and research team at Kent-Macpherson.

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COLIN STEPHENS

RESEARCH ANALYST

Research Analyst, Colin joined Kent-Macpherson in 2018.

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PRISCILA MEDINA

RESEARCH ANALYST

Research Analyst, Priscila joined Kent-Macpherson in 2018.

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DRAYSON NETZELWOOD

RESEARCH ANALYST

Research Analyst, Drayson joined Kent-Macpherson in 2018.

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ANNALE STEINMANN

RESEARCH ANALYST

Research Analyst, Annalé Steinmann joined Kent-Macpherson in 2018 after a 10 year career with Stuart Olson Construction in Vancouver. During her career she completed several construction courses including the VRCA’s Construction Law Course.  Prior to joining Kent-Macpherson she worked as a real estate conveyancer with Century21 Assurance Realty Ltd. In Kelowna.

She obtains an Honours Degree in Communications at the North-West University in South Africa and has always enjoyed research and writing.

She enjoys the outdoor living in Kelowna as she is an avid hiker and long distance runner

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ADMINISTRATION

COLLEEN WHITTLE

ADMINISTRATION

Colleen Whittle joined Kent- MacPherson in 2015 as an Administrative Assistant. She has lived in the Okanagan for the majority of her life, where she met her husband and together they have two sons.

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LAURA GOULD

ADMINISTRATION

Laura grew up in Kelowna, and upon high school graduation moved to Alberta. She spent 9 years in Calgary where she studied Event Management and Marketing at Mount Royal College. She has worked in various administrative roles throughout the years. Laura joined Kent-Macpherson in 2017 and works as an Administrative Assistant.

Laura plays on an ice hockey team, enjoys hiking, golfing, traveling and playing guitar.

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KAREN JAKUBOWSKI

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Karen has lived in Kelowna since early childhood. She joined Kent-Macpherson in 2011 and brings an extensive and valuable skill set to the team.

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VICKI KASCAK

ADMINISTRATION

Vicki joined Kent-Macpherson in May 2018, after a 20 year career with St. John Ambulance where she worked as the Branch Manager for the Kelowna Branch for 14 of those years. She wanted a complete career change and a new challenge. She loves working with the great team here.

Vicki and her husband have lived in Kelowna since 1986. Her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter reside in Kelowna and her son resides on the coast.

Vicki sings and dances in a show choir, enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, acting, painting, travelling, trying various types of dance classes and spending time with friends and family.

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