"My partners and I recently closed a complex acquisition of the Oaks Equestrian Facility and were fortunate to partner with Caren and her Equestrian Real Estate team. The ERE team was responsive, forthright and conducted its self with the highest integrity. We were new to purchasing equestrian property and Caren provided us with the necessary resources and expertise at no additional costs to make this deal happen. The time frame was very short and some issues were difficult but she went above and beyond to assist both parties with whatever assistance was needed to make the deal happen and both buyer and seller's expectations were exceeded. If you are buying or selling an equestrian facility, this should be your agent." - Rob M.
"I have worked with Caren and her team to purchase and sell several properties. Their expertise, professionalism and knowledge of both real estate and horses makes the perfect combination. I highly recommend Equestrian Real Estate." - Simon N.
"The Equestrian Real Estate team's diligence, professionalism, guidance and stellar performance was truly remarkable during the sale of our Equine facility. We are grateful to have worked with them." - Ron B.
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.
World Class equestrian facility, reminiscent of a private park. This is a truly exceptional, coastal Southern California property. Exquisitely designed and immaculately maintained, the property consists of 9.9 level and usable acres. The location on the west side of the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Covenant, overlooking the preserved open space of Escondido Creek, offers easy access, privacy and a peaceful, idyllic setting. The property has a Rancho Santa Fe Association designated use class “L” (Riding Academies and Polo Fields), which provides for residential and professional equestrian uses. A boarding and training facility of the current standard and quality for 24 horses is permitted by the Rancho Santa Fe Association.
De Luz Meadows
Private equestrian estate with stately trees, panoramic views and gated entry. Located west of I-15 in one of De Luz’s most beautiful and easily accessible areas. Improvements include a single level ranch style main residence with lovely pool, 2 bedroom guest house, gorgeous barn with 8 oversized stalls set up to capture cool breezes, large hay barn with additional stalls, irrigated grass pastures and an arena with footing suitable for high level dressage or jumping.