Blake Kessner is the son of Sharon
Knutson, current Principle Broker & Owner of Knutson & Associates. He is the grandson to Marilyn Knutson, founder of the company.
Blake was born and raised right here in Kona, Hawaii. After graduating high school, he left the island to go to Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington & graduated with a bachelors in Business Management.
All while attending college, Blake worked his way up the corporate ladder in Hotel Management, for major brands such as Marriott & Hilton. His specialty was in operations, where he held division head roles. He has in depth experience overseeing operations
of Front Office, Valet Parking, Security, Accounting & Finance, & Housekeeping.
Blake moved back to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2014 to pursue Real Estate Sales & Property Management for Vacation Rental & Long Term Properties. He is a fourth generation Realtor in a family owned business. He wants to help clients in all areas of Real
Estate. Whether that be first time home buyers, land sales, commercial real estate or the residential market, Blake always gives his clients his 110%. He believes in strong communication throughout the transaction, always keeping people well informed.
Blake is working on obtaining his brokers license, as he plans on pursuing leadership roles in the company as well.
Blake is also the new representative for the Young Professional Network of Realtors representing the West Hawaii Association in relation to the Hawaii Association of Realtors. He understands & advocates that being detail oriented is crucially important in
this industry. With the market constantly evolving, he pays close attention to how changes will not only affect our Real Estate firms, but our clients as well.
With a strong passion to always strive for the best in all areas of his life, Blake continues to create new goals for himself. He is a fitness enthusiast who has a passionate interest in weight lifting, running, soccer & dance.
Jenae Patterson grew up in Kailua, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. She moved back to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2014 to pursue Property Management & Sales in the Real Estate Market.
With a background in Restaurant Management & Hospitality, Jenae's customer service skills are second to none. She loves interacting with guests, and owners alike, and does anything she can to exceed their expectations.
Jenae has been an incredible asset to the Knutson & Associates Team. With a passion for numbers, writing & problem solving, Jenae goes above and beyond for her clients and the team.
Lisa Howard is an extremely intuitive Sales Representative Specialist (SRS). Lisa has lived in Hawaii 25 years with the experience to successfully represent her clients, also very much enjoys the process of negotiating contracts that result
in maximized value. Follow her on Instagram: Oceanfront_Properties