The Collateral Risk Network was formed in late 2003 at the first annual Valuation Expo in Orlando, Florida. Attendance was approximately a half dozen or so lenders. Today, membership stands at over 500 participants comprised of Lenders, Government Agencies, Wall Street, Vendor Management Companies, and Appraisers.

The CRN was instrumental in bringing together stakeholders to discuss and debate the Home Valuation Code of Conduct and submitted, as a group, modifications to HVCC. Ultimately, many of the CRN proposals were adopted. See the CRN HVCC Comment.

The CRN also assembled in early 2009 to collaborate on a white paper, Reengineering the Appraisal Process. Joan N. Trice is the founder and Managing Director of the Collateral Risk Network. The CRN is owned by Allterra Group, LLC.

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Meet Our Team

Joan Trice
Founder and CEO

Joan began her career as an appraiser in 1981 at Loyola Federal Savings & Loan in Baltimore MD. Allterra Group is the parent company of products and services that are widely recognized in the appraisal community today such as Appraisal Buzz, Valuation Expo, and Collateral Risk Network. Joan recently established Clearbox LLC, an appraisers’ credentials hub.

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Crispin Bennett
Chief Operating Officer

Crispin is the Chief Operating Officer for Allterra Group overseeing the publication of Appraisal Buzz, an email publication circulated to over 70,000 opt-in subscribers, and print magazine published biannually.  In addition to the buzz, Crispin will oversee Valuation Expo, the largest national appraisal conference hosted biannually as well as the Collateral Risk Network.

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Karen Connolly
Director of Continuing Education

Karen manages the CRN memberships, sponsorships, speakers, meeting locations and registrations. Karen handles onsite continuing education for Allterra Group and assists with the organization of Valuation Expo each year. Karen attended the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program with a concentration in Fine Arts.

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