Stemming from generations of realtors and real estate investors, Jenny Kono is strongly rooted in Hawaii Real Estate. Born and raised in Kailua, Oahu, Jenny has an innate and sophisticated sense of the island from a young and vibrant perspective. After receiving her B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara she earned her Hawaii Real Estate Commission Completion Certificate and developed a resourceful understanding of real estate markets, financing and business decisions that are crucial in the real estate realm. Kono has spearheaded her own company, Ecofficient LLC, from September 2009 to July 2013 as company President focusing on marketing consulting, graphic design and web design for real estate professionals. Jenny’s keen eye for luxury markets and design presents itself in her ability to create, develop and implement unique and long-term real estate marketing strategies. Her amiability and professionalism has allowed her to maintain supportive and integral client/realtor relationships.
In 2010 Jenny became General Manager of Ohana Beach Rentals Hawaii, Oahu’s largest luxury rental company. There, she developed a keen expertise in Oahu’s luxury vacation rental market, managing over 100 luxury properties and bringing in over $60,000 in rent each week for her clients.
Today, Jenny is Hawaii's leading expert in luxury vacation rentals and is devoting her full time in assisting clients to purchase, create, rent and sell luxury vacation rental properties. Continuing on to further achieve her ultimate career goals, Jenny joined Hawaii's top selling luxury brokerage, Elite Pacific Properties in September 2013. As part of the Elite Pacific Properties team, she is equipped with the best tools in the business. Her hard work, business savvy and ingenuity allow her to provide the best service to her real estate clients who love her for her integrity and youthful energy.
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State Champion Surfer
Aside from Real Estate, Jenny is an avid surfer, canoe paddler and artist. Surfing is her main passion and she is known in the surfing community as one of the few local girls to charge Bowls, Rocky Point and occasionally Pipeline. In 2003, Jenny won the Hawaii Amateur State Championships of Surfing in the women’s short board division and competed in the US Surfing Championships in Oceanside, CA.
Oahu Champion Canoe Paddler
Jenny is also an Oahu Champion canoe paddler. She steered her crew to an undefeated season this past year winning 6 Gold Medals. “It was an epic return to paddling after being out of the canoe for far too long,” she says. Growing up in Kailua, Jenny paddled for Lanikai Canoe Club for 8 straight years. After moving away for college, then marriage and a baby, Jenny is finally getting back into the sport she loved so much as a youth.
When she is not in the office or in the water, Jenny is most likely traveling with her husband and daughter. They find themselves at an increasing number of new destinations each year. Recent trips have included Italy (Rome, Florence, Cinque Terra), Whistler B.C., New Zealand. Avid snowboarders, their favorite go-to spot at the moment is Whistler where they find themselves at least twice a season. Future trips this year include Whistler (of course), New Zealand (again), then off to Utah, Florida and Texas.