Tuesday , 17 September 2019

Crispin Bennett

Crispin Bennett
As Chief Operating Officer at Allterra Group Crispin is a seasoned and trusted leader in the valuation profession. His long time career within the industry has created a unique perspective based on his diverse background in Governance, Risk Management and Appraisal. A member of the CRN since the early 2000's, Crispin has served as Chief Appraiser for one of the largest AMCs in the nation, Chief Collateral Office for several large banks, and Chief Valuation Officer for Finance. Crispin has authored numerous articles and bulletins, and is a prominent instructor as well as a frequent contributor to industry groups, government agencies, and policymakers.

Same Road, New Name?

It is easy for most of us to look at mortgage loan origination as the only time the real estate valuation is used.  Certainly it is most important since the lending decision is made based partly on the collateral valuation presented in the loan package.  But, after the loan transaction is closed the valuation lives on throughout the life of …

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Spring 2019 Valuation Expo – Re-cap

Another Valuation Expo is now a closed chapter in the long line of great events.  I’ve been to many, many Valuation Expo events throughout the years and the Valuation Expo Chicago has been one of my absolute favorites. We kicked off the week with Chicago’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!  The 2019 theme, “Think Big, Be Bold” took on its …

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What To Expect Your First Time At Valuation Expo

I’ve not always been a Valuation Expo “insider”.  Throughout my career, attending the Valuation Expo has always been a must.  I have made long-lasting, high-level connections with many different people from regulators and appraisers to software developers.  These relationships go far beyond the Val Expo floor and we have relied on each other on many occasions throughout the years.  But, …

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In 2019 will you begin to see 2020?

Happy New Year! New Year’s Day is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. There is no history… only future! I can take all of the lessons I’ve learned in the past, add the information that I’ve learned is coming down the road, and plan my future. Don’t get me wrong, I know things will change, but if …

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Show Me the Money

Even as appraisers and AMCs it is interesting to me how short our memories can be when times are good.  Until early 2018, the housing market had been on a continual increase since its rebound after the previous historical downturn of 2007-2008. Now we are looking at about seven months of downward trajectory in home sales, as the home inventory …

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A Heart-Shaped Box of Appraisers

Appraisers are like a box of (Valentine’s Day) chocolates.  The package may even be shaped like a big heart, but you never know what you get.  For instance, I hate coconut!  Those are the ones I stay away from.  Sometimes I may accidentally get one, but it gets spit out pretty darn quickly.  Now, those peanut butter, dark chocolate ones …

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