Kate Blackwood is a partner at Deasy Penner and has a background in all styles of architecture from Modern, Post Modern, Spanish, Mission, Craftsman, Bungalow to Cape Cod. Kate's Buyers and Sellers have taken her from Silverlake to Malibu. She specializes in families, and relocation with an in-depth knowledge of school districts: private and public. Kate also works closely with Italian buyers and sellers both in Los Angeles and in Italy.
Prior Kate was with Sotheby's Intl. Realty for 10 years. The circle of clients that Kate has enjoyed have an artistic eye and an idea for architecture that required a more refined and yet eclectic sensibility. The formation of Deasy Penner & Partners better supported this for Kate and the transition was instant. Her mission is to find all the elements that complete a client's happiness under one roof and call it home.
Kate came to Hollywood from New York City for the film industry and after many years of as producer of Music Videos, Commercials and Films she segued into real estate. At first by buying and selling her own properties and then by popular demand, she became an agent for her film friends and colleagues.
“There are many realtors out there to choose from, but few who understand each clients' individual aesthetic and then are able to deliver on it. Kate has a great sense of style, a decorator's eye, and once you tell her what you want she will never waste your time showing you houses that are wrong for you. Frankly, we found this to be a priceless asset, and Kate not only delivered us our dream house in Hancock Park, but was full of fantastic suggestions for simple changes that improved and restored the lines of the house, the light, and the value. Kate has successfully used her keen sense of interior decoration to flip houses, to re-do houses for her clients, and to open your eyes to the rich possibilities of properties you might otherwise dismiss. She can find you a diamond in the rough, or just a diamond! I cannot recommend her highly enough.” (Buyer) Hancock Park
Miranda Cowley Heller & Bruno Heller — Writer/Producer The Mentalist, Gotham — Aug 24, 2014
“We had come to our wits end looking for the right house for our family, until we found Kate. She patiently listened to our wishes for our dream house, our dream location and our dream price range and absolutely nailed it for us. In fact, the house wasn't even on the market -- it was just one I pointed out as an example of the perfect house for us, and within 24 hours she made it a reality. We consider her a bit of a miracle worker and count our lucky stars every time we open our front door.” (Buyers) Hancock Park
Andrea Blaugrund Nevins filmmaker, and David Nevins, Entertainment President Showtime — Mar 08, 2014
Kate performed as our agent to search and acquire a new home in 2009. We had big expectations and each of us had a very specific idea of what we were looking for. Her experience as well as her innate psychology was paramount in making a scary process a smooth and enjoyable experience. She understood right away our vision and embraced it with patience and diligence. At all times she has proven herself to be very resourceful and her efficiency seemed remarkably effortless. We closed escrow in a record time and will be always grateful for having Kate by our side. We would with no hesitation recommend Kate to all our friends. We know she will give them the same attention and kindness she provided us.” (Buyers) Hollywood Hills
Ferida Argoub & Etienne Jardel & Company — Sep 14, 2013
“Kate is an awesome realtor — thoughtful, brilliant, insightful and a constant delight at every step of the way. Looking for a house, bidding on a house, purchasing a house, closing on a house- these can all be among life's most difficult and stressful endeavors. But with Kate's dazzling charm and wise guidance these steps somehow become easier and more pleasant throughout. I can't recommend her highly enough!” (Buyer) Beachwood Canyon
RJ Cutler — President CEO Actual Reality Pictures — Apr 06, 2013