About Us

Gene McKnight President of McKnight Commercial Santa Barbara Real EstateGene McKnight is the Founder and President of McKnight Commercial. Gene brings over 25 years of experience in the industry focusing on investment sales and tenant & landlord representation with many of the region’s leading corporations and private firms. Gene began his real estate career with Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate in 1985 thereafter joining Santa Barbara-based Pacifica Commercial Realty in 1992 serving as Associate Vice President.

Gene prides himself on his civic contributions including his appointment to the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization (The D.O.), where he currently serves as the non-profits President. He is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers and the AIR Commercial Real Estate Association. Gene maintains a strong advocacy for the rights of property owners and businesses. DRE #00880030.