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.
Phone: 858.350.1018 Ext. 2
A San Diego native, Eric has spent nearly his entire life immersed in the equine industry. As a junior rider, Eric won numerous national and world titles under the direction of Bob and Anne Speck’s Rancho Del Mar. After graduating from The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, Eric moved to Missouri to study Equine Science and became a professional at age 17.
While living in Missouri, he worked for the famed Callaway Hills Stables, where he started, trained, showed, and sold over $1,000,000 in horses by the age of 22. Upon returning to Southern California in 2008, Eric and his wife Austin opened Majestic Farms LLC, a high-end Saddlebred and Morgan training barn located in San Marcos. They continue their winning ways in both breeds and successfully compete at the World Championships each year. To date, horses and riders under their direction have won over 45 National, Reserve World, and World titles.
Eric brings to the real estate world a working knowledge of the horse industry which includes experience with breeding facilities, show venues, training barns, and boarding facilities. His extensive experience in negotiations and his will to ascertain solutions to nearly any challenge make him an asset. Similar to the horses he trains, Eric approaches each real estate transaction objectively and is able to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and potential of a given property.
Eric has served as the United Professional Horseman’s Association Chapter 1 Chairperson, is a lifetime member of the Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association, and participates regularly at the Twin Oaks Valley Sponsor Group meetings.
Phone: 858.350.1018 Ext. 4
Specializing in large-acreage sites and properties with equine facilities in the North and East County areas, Sean O’Hara blends his passion for horseback riding with his love of real estate. He and his team at Equestrian Real Estate focus on clientele who delight in wide open spaces.
Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sean acquired vast experience working for Merrill Lynch and LPL Financial Services. Upon moving to San Diego 20 years ago, Sean founded his own investment advising company, providing clients with top-notch third-party consultation and high-quality administration services. The skills he acquired throughout his dynamic career prepared him for a seamless transition into real estate. As a Realtor, Sean commands a unique blend of attention to detail, keen foresight, and a deep desire to help clients fulfill their goals.
Clients can expect prompt and responsive service and a smooth, successful transaction process. Sean’s guidance and ability to effortlessly move projects forward are unmatched in the industry.
When he’s not delivering clients their dream properties, Sean is likely teaching someone how to fly a plane or surfing the famous Southern California waves.
Phone: 858.350.1018 Ext. 5