Caren Kelley is the National Equestrian Director for Compass and leads the Equestrian Real Estate Group. She is an expert in equestrian, land and luxury residential property sales. With over $1 Billion worth of successfully completed transactions, including many of the most notable, high value properties in Southern California, her experience, market leadership and caring commitment adds value to every client.
Prior to joining Compass, Caren founded Equestrian Real Estate which quickly became the clear market leader in equestrian property sales in Southern California. Among her notable recent accomplishments are Seller representation of a $28 million ranch sold to a top thoroughbred owner in 2015, the sale of 400 acres for $12.75 million, the representation of a luxury Rancho Santa Fe home seller in 2012 which set the highest price point in the Covenant for almost 5 years, and the sale of the iconic “Oaks” property in San Juan Capistrano, formerly owned by Joan Irvine Smith.
Along with Caren’s values of trustworthiness, commitment and determination, her clients also benefit from her uniquely targeted niche marketing and an industry leading social media presence. Before launching Equestrian Real Estate, Caren was a top ranked commercial broker, completing many investment transactions including the sale of two office towers in downtown San Diego. She was honored by SDCCAR as the “Deal Maker of the Year” for her role in an innovative $32 million redevelopment transaction. Caren’s equestrian riding experience ranges from humble beginnings as a working student to successful show jumping competition as a professional rider at the Grand Prix level.
A long term resident of Del Mar, California, Caren loves her neighborhood and appreciates serving valued clients with all their real estate needs. She and her husband, Craig Kelley, have two children, both of whom attended Del Mar schools and graduated from Torrey Pines High School.