Lana Knaapen - Professionals
Blundell and Mark Realty Ltd
Hailing originally from Christchurch, Lana formally trained as an Interior Décor Consultant and initially worked for Adams Mines & Co as an interior consultant and soft furnishings specialist servicing all of their residential clients as well having a hand with some of the larger hotel projects they managed. Moving to the major firm of Dore’s Flooring & Furnishings she rose to become the Assistant Manager and was responsible for all design and project management work for their new-build clients as well as those refurbishing or developing existing properties.
Lana has had a longstanding relationship with the New Zealand Defence Force and was a serving naval officer for twenty-four years, twelve of those in the regular force and which included tours overseas representing New Zealand in peacekeeping duties. Finishing her time with the NZDF as the Military Assistant to the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, it was time for a change in career path and a permanent move to Upper Hutt where she currently lives on a 10ha block in Mangaroa Valley. Evident of her military background, Lana is not only efficient but her attention to detail and strong focus on service and integrity has ensured she has made her mark in the company and has raced up the ranks of the top performers.
Whilst it is mostly work for Lana with servicing her client base, there is a little time for play. Lana likes to go away for the weekend with her husband Macka and their new rescue puppy, Colin, on ‘Bob’ the bus, or going for a cruise on their classic-styled motorcycles.