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 moved back to the islands to pursue a career in real estate. Starting from the ground up, Jenny spent several years working at a real estate brokerage in various administrative positions. During this time, she developed a resourceful understanding of Oahu real estate processes and the many facets involved in running a real estate business.
Kono began to focus her efforts in the realm of marketing, becoming a proficient graphic designer and website consultant. 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.
In 2010 Jenny became General Manager of Ohana Beach Rentals Hawaii, Oahu’s largest luxury rental company. There, she developed a niche expertise in Oahu’s luxury vacation rental market, managing over 100 luxury properties and bringing in millions in rental income each year for her clients.
Today, Jenny is Hawaii's leading expert in luxury vacation rentals. She is well versed in Oahu’s Land Use Ordinance and able to advise clients of the legal options available for short-term and vacation rentals. She devotes her full time in assisting clients to purchase, create, rent and sell luxury vacation rental properties.
In September 2013, Jenny joined Hawaii's top selling luxury brokerage, Elite Pacific Properties as both a brokerage agent and vacation rental manager. With her expertise, she has been an integral part of their growing Vacation Rental Department. 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 recently steered her crew to an undefeated season, winning 6 Gold Medals. Jenny has also participated in Na Wahine O Ke Kai canoe race where she has steered across the Molokai Channel.
When she is not in the office or in the water, Jenny is most likely traveling with her husband and two children. 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.