Kent-Macpherson has a broad knowledge base and a range of experience. Our associates serve 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.

PARTNERS

CLIFFORD SMIRL

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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ROD COOK

MANAGING PARTNER, EMERITUS

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. 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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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. Some of Adrian’s specialties include RV Parks, and car dealerships.

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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

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.

BLAINE PORSNUK

ASSOCIATE

Blaine Porsnuk worked with BC Assessment from 2007 to the early part of 2021 as a commercial appraiser. He joined Kent-Macpherson in June 2021 and has since received his AACI designation.

WES VANDOLDER

ASSOCIATE

Wes moved from Ontario and joined the Kent-Macpherson team in January 2023. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Guelph, with a major in real estate and housing. After graduating in 2016, Wes began his appraisal career with a commercial firm in Waterloo, ON. There he focused on ICI valuations, including retail, office, industrial, mixed-use, and special-use property. He received his AACI, P.App. designation in November 2021.When not at work, Wes enjoys skiing and mountain biking.

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.

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.

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ANDREW MAINPRIZE

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

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

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LAURA MCPHERSON

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

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

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IRENE SANDERS

ADMINISTRATION

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

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ELYSIA ZIMMER

ADMINISTRATION

Elysia Zimmer joined Kent-MacPherson in 2022 as an Administrative Assistant.

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RIEL MAJOR

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

Riel Major joined Kent-MacPherson in 2022 as a Research Assistant.

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