PLEASE NOTE: Under the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (CUSPAP) , CRA members must use that designation in connection with the appraisal, review or consulting on individual undeveloped residential dwelling sites and of dwellings containing not more than four (4) self-contained family housing units. Where a CRA Member signs a report beyond their scope of work, it must be co-signed by an AACI.
Under CUSPAP, prior to accepting an assignment or entering into an agreement to perform any assignment, an appraiser must have the knowledge and experience to complete the assignment competently, alternatively, take all steps necessary or appropriate to complete the assignment competently.
Kari Benum began her real estate career in 2004 as a Residential Real Estate Appraiser. She obtained a CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) designation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 2008 and remains a member in good standing. Kari additionally completed her accreditation as a Certified Reserve Planner (CRP) with the Real Estate Institute in 2012. Kari was employed as a Mortgage Development Manager, specializing in the Builder's Market within the financial sector before she joined a well-established independent real estate valuation, consulting and advisory firm in early 2012, and evolved into the role of Senior Certified Reserve Planner. Kari led the Depreciation Report/Reserve Fund Study consulting team until late 2018, at which time she returned to her roots as a Residential Appraiser. Kari joined the FCT, Appraisal Relations Specialist- Valuation Solutions team as a non-fee Appraiser in 2021, and is looking forward to the opportunity to keep learning and expanding her skills in the industry.
Kari attended Mount Royal College, where she obtained a Diploma in Justice Administration-Criminology. Kari was a member of the 2015 National Conference Committee in Kelowna and Co-Presenter on Reserve Fund Studies and a Co-Presenter and panelists at the 2016 National Conference in Winnipeg.