Tony Salvitti Jr.
Senior Managing Director
Tony joined his father at Benchmark Appraisal Group in 1983. He graduated from La Salle University with a degree in marketing but has been actively engaged in real estate valuation and consulting since he graduated. Tony is a Certified General appraiser and has experience in all segments of real estate appraising, from small residential properties to large resort type properties. His primary focus is on commercial properties, which include: retail office, industrial, multi-family and shopping centers. Tony is also an expert in special purpose type properties including schools, churches, car washes, etc. He also provides appraisals for condemnation purposes, estate planning, equity participation, acquisition/disposition counseling and litigation support.
Anthony L. Salvitti, Sr.
Anthony started Benchmark Appraisal Group in May of 1970, with an emphasis on appraising all forms of real estate in both Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. He entered the appraising business in 1960 working in the appraisal review department for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. 1965 he moved to Director Associates, an urban planning firm, and represented Redevelopment Authorities in their land acquisition programs in Eastern Pennsylvania. Anthony is a certified Pennsylvania General Real Estate Appraiser and has been the inception of the licensing program. He also carries a Senior Real Property Appraiser (SRPA) designation, along with a Senior Residential Appraiser designation (SRA). He currently assists in the operation of Benchmark Appraisal Group and the continuation of its appraisal services.
Anthony’s background also includes past president of The Society of Real Estate Appraisers, Philadelphia Chapter 1980-1981.
Scott W. Frymire
Scott Frymire is a licensed real estate appraiser in the state of New Jersey. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in real estate. It was only until after his service in the military that he joined the real estate industry in sales then transferred to corporate relations. Scott has been a part of The Benchmark Appraisal Group for thirty years and has virtually performed appraisals on all types of properties.
Steven J. Valletto
Steve graduated from Penn State University with an accounting degree and worked as an accountant for 14 years prior to transitioning into appraising. He is a licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Salesperson as well as a Certified Appraiser in Pennsylvania. Steve has been with The Benchmark Appraisal Group since 1999 and has completed appraisals on all types of residential properties, multi-family apartments, retail properties, office buildings, industrial buildings, and specialty properties. In addition, he has diverse experience in property acquisition and management, with an emphasis on the student rental market.
Glenn Thomas graduated from Upper Darby High School and has taken real estate courses at Villanova, Pennsylvania University, Temple University, the Appraisal Institute and other continuing education facilities. Glenn has been involved in the real estate appraisal profession since 1976. He joined The Benchmark Appraisal Group in May of 1983 and is a Pennsylvania Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker. Before coming to Benchmark Glenn worked as an appraiser at Jackson-Cross Company from March 1976 to May 1983. While working for Jackson-Cross Company, he assisted on large steel mills, one of which was Henry Ford’s River Rouge automobile complex in Dearborn, Michigan, which was the largest integrated factory in the world at the time. Glenn has prepared appraisals on commercial, industrial and residential properties. These properties stretch across a wide geographical area for a variety of purposes including: mortgage financing, acquisition, disposition, lease analysis, litigation, taxation and estate planning.
Elwyn is a Licensed Appraiser Trainee, and has been actively appraising since 2011. Elwyn graduated from Penn State University 2000 with a degree in accounting. Elwyn worked as an accountant for 10 years prior to transitioning into appraising. Elwyn also has diverse experience in property acquisition and management. He has analyzed and completed appraisals on all types of commercial properties, which include multi-family apartment buildings, retail properties, office buildings, industrial buildings, and specialty properties. Elwyn has also analyzed and provided assistance for residential appraisals.
Matthew joined The Benchmark Appraisal Group in April 2014 but has been performing appraisal services on all types of real estate since 1997. Matthew is a well-seasoned appraiser who continues to grow and expand is knowledge of the industry. The following are just some of the appraisal courses Matthew has taken over the years: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Professional Courses Aspects of Real Estate, Real Estate Practice and Market's Introduction to Appraising Fundamental of Appraising Collection and Analysis of Data, Site Valuation, Sales Comparison Approach, Introduction of Cost Approach, Income Approach converting to Value, Special Income Valuation Methods Reconciliation and Special Appraisal Tools.
Carrie A. Gallo
Carrie is the newest member of The Benchmark Appraisal Group team. She is a Pennsylvania Licensed Appraiser Trainee who began her work in the appraisal industry in the spring of 2016. Carrie is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She worked in the Marketing field for 12 years before pursuing a career in real estate appraising. Carrie is working toward her General Certification and focuses her efforts on commercial properties.
SENIOR APPRAISAL COORDINATOR
Michele Brennan has worked with Benchmark Appraisal Group for over 26 years and has become very knowledgeable in all aspects of the processing of quality appraisal reports. She also handles daily tasks and duties of the office that are required to have the appraisal process working efficiently and productively. She is well organized when it comes to having the office functioning smoothly and successfully. Her main goal for the company is to have the appraisal reports transmitted to the clients in a professional and timely manner. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband, French Bulldog, Blue & Gold Macaw, and watching sports, especially the Flyers.
Caryn A. Silver
Caryn is one of the newer members of our team at Benchmark Appraisal Group. Caryn is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor's Degree in the Hospitality Industry. Caryn has a strong background in customer service, her background includes positions with both the Choice Hotel chain and Lexus Automotive Group.
Kathryn has been associated with Benchmark Appraisal Group for more than 30+ years. Kathryn had started out as an assistant but quickly moved to Appraisal Processer. She now heads the accounts payable department as the controller and is involved in all aspects of the business side of Benchmark Appraisal Group. Her previous experience was in the mortgage business as a processer.