Meet Tene Shake
Born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, Tene Shake is the authentic “Local Expert” with local knowledge of the Monterey area. Growing up in Monterey and Carmel Valley, he attended local schools and had the privilege of living in luxury estates while often visiting his brother’s homes in Pebble Beach including one on the famous 17-mile drive. Tene has a passion for real estate, buying his first home at age 19. While navigating through complex commercial real estate deals, Tene has been involved in over 30 million dollars of real estate Acquisitions. In 2009, Tene built a hospitality company with over 350 employees, and was the Co-creator & Co-founder of LiveTraxs Digital Events, a music tech company.
SERVICE, SERVICE, SERVICE! Tene and his service professionals will represent you with the unparalleled service, state of the art MARKETING, and transactional specialists to help simplify the process for buying or selling your property. Tene will assist you in the process from start to finish, whether you are buying your very first home or upgrading into a new luxury home, or investing or selling commercial property, Tene will negotiate the best price for you. While in the hospitality business, Tene served numerous celebrities and dignitaries over the past 30 years and Tene looks forward to serving you.
More About Tene Shake
Tene is part of the Iconic Shake family, which has been in Monterey for generations and has played an integral role in the rich history and success of Fisherman’s Wharf. Their legacy lives on today, operating several restaurants, fish markets, and boats. Tene is the youngest of six brothers, thus earning him the nickname “Tene.” He was fascinated by seafood from a young age and learned as much as he could from his brothers and the family restaurant, the iconic “Old Fisherman’s Grotto” and his father, legendary chef/restaurateur, Sabu Shake. At age eleven, Tene continued his training, working as a cook at the Cove Restaurant for the Crivello Family. As a teenager, Tene managed the family fish market business and delivered seafood to the local restaurants. Tene, graduated from Bethany University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988. Following college, he completed levels 1-3 at the California Culinary Academy & attended classes Le Cordon Bleu and the International Culinary Center/French Culinary Institute. In 2009 Tene had the honor of spending time at the White house with chef Sam Kass and doing a little harvesting in the White House Organic Garden.
Tene follows in the tradition of giving back instilled in him as a young man by his Mom & Dad that simply taught him “you receive in order to give”. Tene is proud to support over 300 charities and organizations including: Salvation Army, Monterey county school districts, Meals on wheels, Rancho Cielo, Boys & girls club Monterey, SPCA, Cooking for solutions, Mission Acts, Dorothy’s Kitchen, CASA Monterey, and feeding the homeless. One of Tene’s most humbling experiences was meeting Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India in 1991 and spending the day with her visiting the areas of the poor and homeless she visited often. Tene lives in Monterey County with his wife, Tracy. January 2021 marks the celebration of their 39th wedding anniversary.