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.


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

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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ASSOCIATES

BRUCE CHENUZ

ASSOCIATE

Bruce Chenuz joined the Kent-Macpherson team in 2018. Born and raised in the Thompson-Okanagan, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary in Urban Studies in 2011. Bruce is currently specializing in Depreciation Reports and has received the RFPP designation through the Reserve Fund Planning Program in 2020.

He has a myriad of experiences during his candidacy with the Appraisal Institute of Canada since 2016, ranging from being a residential appraiser for over two years to specializing in Reserve Fund Studies (Depreciation Reports). Bruce is currently in the final stages of working on the requirements for obtaining the AACI, P.App., designation.

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CHRIS CHUNG

ASSOCIATE

Chris joined the Kent-Macpherson team in 2019. Originally from Ontario, Chris moved to Western Canada in 2009. He obtained a Diploma in Business Administration from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology before moving to Kelowna to finish his Bachelor of Business Administration at the Okanagan College. Chris spent time working for chartered banks and in sales before finding his way into the appraisal industry in 2016. He was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to work on complex appraisal problems early in his career. Before joining the Kent-Macpherson team, Chris spent time on the commercial team with the British Columbia Assessment Authority.

Chris has broad experience in the valuation of commercial, industrial, vacant land, special use and residential properties throughout British Columbia. His work experience extends into valuation problem solving for litigation, as well as expropriation purposes.

Chris has been a member of the Appraisal Institute since 2016 and was awarded the AACI, P. App. designation in June 2021. When not at work, he enjoys riding motorcycles.

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DAN GRAEF

ASSOCIATE

Daniel Graef began his career as a Historical Research Analyst with Kent-Macpherson in 2018 and became a Candidate Member with the AIC in 2020.  Daniel is an alumnus of the University of British Columbia (BA) and the University of Toronto (MA) and applies his academic background in the field of history towards valuations for First Nations Specific Claims and other historical Loss of Use appraisals.

ALANNA CAIRNS

ASSOCIATE

Alanna is a Kelowna local who joined the Kent-MacPherson team after graduating with a Master’s in Business Administration from Thompson Rivers University in 2020. She has previous experience working for a real estate law firm, and has sat on various strata boards. She is passionate about the Okanagan’s unique lands and properties, the local development industry, and our world-renowned viticulture.

While gaining valuable experience on a wide array of assignments as an AIC Candidate Member, she is also working towards the AACI, Professional Appraiser designation, by completing a Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation from UBC.

When not working or studying, Alanna can often be found cycling, snowboarding, practicing yoga or walking her two dachshunds.

BLAINE PORSNUK

ASSOCIATE

Blaine Porsnuk joined the Kent-Macpherson team in 2021 as a Candidate Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He completed his Bachelor of Business in Real Estate through Thompson Rivers University in 2021 as well. Prior to joining the team, Blaine was an appraiser with BC Assessment for 13 years mainly valuing commercial property in the Okanagan and Kootenay Regions. He also has a Diploma in Urban land Economics through the University of British Columbia.

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.

CINDY WILLMS

RESEARCH ANALYST

Cindy Willms joined the Kent-Macpherson team in 2015 as a Research Analyst focusing on First Nation leases and research.

ADMINISTRATION

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.

ANDREW MAINPRIZE

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

Andrew Mainprize joined Kent-MacPherson in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant.

LAURA MCPHERSON

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

Laura McPherson joined Kent-MacPherson in 2020 as an Administrative Assistant.

IRENE SANDERS

ADMINISTRATION

Irene Sanders joined Kent-MacPherson in 2020 as an Administrative Assistant.

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