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Our Principal Broker:
Sharon Knutson grew up on the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Maui, consistently around the warm feelings of Aloha, locals provide in the islands. Being a firm believer of Aloha, she has integrated this philosophy into Knutson & Associates.

Sharon attended the University of Hawaii, focusing on Accounting and Finance. She was first licensed at the age of eighteen on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Her career in real estate started with commercial sales in Downtown Honolulu;

Sharon is a third generation Realtor in her family owned business. Sharon was the Broker in Charge of Knutson & Associates for many years, all while raising 3 kids, and 2 dogs. Family is very important to Sharon; This reflects in the relationships she has with her clients. Values like trust and honesty are the foundation aspects, Knutson & Associates thrive on. Sharon emphasizes that at Knutson & Associates, we speak Aloha!
Our Agents:

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


Jim Cotter 

arrived in Kona in 1974 after graduating from Harvard.  He entered the real estate profession in 1975, added an electrician's license in 1981, and an ocean operator's license several years later.  After owning and operating his own charter boat business for a decade in Kaneohe Bay, he returned to the Big Island to lead a team of electricians in construction of the Gemini 8M telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea.  As a proud associate at Knutson & Associates, he continues to enjoy the diversity and adventure of real estate transactions.






                     Knutson & Associates 75-6082 Alii Drive Suite 8 Kailua Kona, HI 96740 
Toll Free: +1 (800) 800-6202 knutson@aloha.net  local phone: (808) 329-1010

Knutson & Associates 75-6082 Alii Drive Suite 8 Kailua Kona, HI 96740 +1 (808) 329-1010 knutson@aloha.net

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