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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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) designation 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

CHARLEZ HICKEY

APPRAISER

Charlèz Hickey began her career with Kent-Macpherson in 2016. Charlèz holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation (PGCV) from the University of British Columbia and a Business of Commerce degree with a double major in marketing and management from Saint Mary’s University.  Prior to joining Kent-Macpherson, she was employed with N.E. Parrott Surveys Limited as Business Manager and was self-employed providing appraisal services in the Labrador region under the guidance of a Mentor.  Charlèz is a Candidate Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and working on the final requirements for the AACI, P.App., designation.

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COURTNEY EYRE

ASSOCIATE

Courtney Eyre graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science with a double major in biology and anthropology. She began her appraisal career with CWPC Property Consultants in the lower mainland, as a Research Assistant, quickly moving into the role of Appraiser/Consultant. Courtney joined the Kent Macpherson team in the fall of 2015.  She has a Diploma in Urban Land Economics (DULE) through the University of British Columbia. Courtney is a Candidate Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and working on the final requirements for the AACI, P.App., designation

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SHANNAN SCHIMMELMANN

DIRECTOR OPERATIONS & STRATEGY

Shannan has invested more than 17 years as a business professional.  She joined Kent-Macpherson in 2016 as Director, Operations and Strategy and brings a unique combination of work experience with industry, government, Aboriginal communities and the non-profit sector.

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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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CODY O’NEIL

RESEARCH ANALYST

Research Analyst, Cody joined Kent-Macpherson in 2017 after working as a research fellow at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.  He is excited to be back in Syilx Territory working with the Specific Claims Research Team.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and intellectual history from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

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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 decided to move to Alberta. She spent 9 years in Calgary where she studied Event Management and Marketing at Mount Royal College. She worked in various administration roles and was promoted to Office Manager at a healthcare clinic.

In 2011 she decided to return home to British Columbia to be closer to family and friends.  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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