Anthony L. Salvitti Jr. MAI, SRA, MRICS

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 licensed Real Estate Broker, who also holds the MAI and SRA designations from the Appraisal Institute along with the MRICS designation from The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Tony 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, diminution in value claims, equity participation, acquisition/disposition counseling and litigation support.

 

Anthony L. Salvitti, Sr. SRPA, SRA

Managing Director

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 since 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

Senior Appraiser

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.

Walter Krzywicki, MAI, AI-GRS

 Director

Walter began his appraisal career with Benchmark Appraisal Group in June 2006; after learning about the profession during his time as a Mortgage Loan Processor.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from York College of Pennsylvania in 2001; and currently holds active licenses as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland; and is also a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Pennsylvania.  Walter also holds MAI and AI-GRS Designations from the Appraisal Institute.

Walter has experience in all segments of real estate appraising, from small residential properties to large resort type properties. His primary focus is in commercial real estate. Walter is also an expert in special purpose type properties including schools, churches, car washes, etc. He also provides and assists in appraisals for condemnation purposes, diminution in value claims, estate planning, equity participation, acquisition/disposition counseling and litigation support. Walter is also an expert in providing Appraisal Review services.

Walter currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Chapter of the Appraisal Institute; and is a member of the chapter’s Candidate Guidance Committee.

Michael Cunningham ASA

ANALYST

Michael Cunningham has been associated with Benchmark Appraisal Group, Ltd since August 2018 and a real estate appraiser trainee since April 2018.  Mr. Cunningham assists with and performs appraisal services on all types of real estate in many geographical areas. Michael, is a Pennsylvania Licensed Appraiser Trainee. Prior to joining Benchmark Appraisal Group, Mr. Cunningham worked as a business appraiser for over a decade providing corporate valuation services. He is an Accredited Senior Appraisal (ASA) in the American Society of Appraisers in the discipline of business valuation and is a candidate for designation in real property. Mr. Cunningham serves on the Board of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers. Mr. Cunningham is also a licensed real estate sales agent in Pennsylvania. Mr. Cunningham graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Urban History from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an M.B.A. in International Business from Temple University. He speaks conversational Spanish

  

Glenn Thomas

Associate Appraiser

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 Laud-Hammond

Senior Analyst

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, a Pennsylvania Licensed Appraiser Trainee, 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.

  

Carrie A. Gallo

Analyst

Carrie is the newest member of The Benchmark Appraisal Group team. She is a Pennsylvania Licensed Appraiser Trainee. Carrie 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.

 

Robert Kettler

Analyst

Robert is one of the newest members of the Benchmark Appraisal Group team.  He is a Pennsylvania Licensed Appraiser Trainee. Robert began his work in the appraisal industry in the summer of 2018 shortly after graduating college and completing his 6-year contract with the Pennsylvania National Guard.  Robert is a graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Finance with a real estate concentration. Robert is currently working towards his General Certification,  and has future aspirations of becoming a designated member of the Appraisal Institute, with a focus on commercial properties.

Dominic Mancino

ANALYST

Dominic is one of the newer associates of the Benchmark Appraisal Group, having joined in March 2018. He studied Business Administration at Drexel University and is now a Pennsylvania Licensed Appraiser Trainee. Dominic worked for TD Bank’s SBA & Commercial loan team for a five-year period after attending college. He later went on to become a PMI/MIP Specialist for a mortgage company a year prior to joining the Benchmark group.  

Dominic’s primary focus is performing Residential Appraisals, however, he provides assistance with commercial reports as well. He is currently working towards and plans to become a Certified Residential Appraiser in 2019.

Jena Morse

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Jena joined Benchmark Appraisal Group in May of 2016. she has a masters degree in library research from the University of Maryland. Jena works closely with the Appraisers, handling “back room” research and appraisal development. Jena continues to grow and expand her knowledge of the industry and has become a vital member of the Company.

Matthew McCabe

ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant

Matthew joined Benchmark Appraisal Group in April 2014 but has been associated with the real estate business since 1997. Matthew is well-seasoned professional who continues to grow and expand his knowledge of the industry. Matt works closely with the Appraisers, handling “back room” research and accompanying the Appraiser’s on site visits.

Michele Brennan  

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

Appraisal Coordinator

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 Butler

CONTROLLER

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 Processor. 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 processor.