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 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 specializes with investment clients & first time
home buyers. Blake always gives his clients his 110%. He believes in strong communication throughout the transaction, always keeping people well informed. Standing apart the rest is important to Blake.. he is a Certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert, recognized
by the National Association of Realtors. This has proven to be exceptionally helpful to his clients when it comes down to negotiation on their behalf.
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 was born and raised in Kailua, on the island of Oahu. She lived in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii for around 2 years while attending school and has
been a frequent visitor of the island since day one. After graduating high school she moved to Seattle, Washington to pursue job opportunities, further education, and to diversify her knowledge of culture within the nation. She resided there for around 5
years before making the decision to move back to Hawaii.
Jenae very much enjoys expanding her knowledge of the world and traveling. She has visited five different countries before the age of 18 and has been to Europe twice. She desires to travel
more in the future but is currently focusing on her career. Her other hobbies/interests include playing guitar, art, physics, and engineering.
When moving back to the Big Island she decided to make a change in careers to move towards accounting. With a background in restaurant management she possesses excellent communication
and organization skills. She has an enthusiasm for numbers and mathematics which made her a keen fit for an accounting role. Originally hired as the accountant for Knutson and Associates she acquired her real estate license to pursue Sales and Property Management.
With her knowledge of the rental market and property management accounting she is a perfect fit for investment buyers.
Jenae has an exemplary eye for detail and takes a large amount of pride in her work, she always strives to deliver the best service possible for her clients. She is interested in all parts
of Real Estate including residential, land, and commercial. With an unquenchable thirst for knowledge she is always educating herself on developments within the Real Estate industry to best serve her clients.
Jenae Patterson has been an incredible asset to Knutson and Associates, as well as being an all-around good hearted person. She would be an excellent choice for representation who you
would be able to trust in to look out for your best interests.