The Jen Caskey Group at Compass
The Jen Caskey Group, operating under the umbrella of Compass, is a luxury boutique real estate firm with the motto “Luxury Boutique. Global Reach.” Owner Jen Caskey has worked as a South Bay real estate agent for more than 30 years. She started the Jen Caskey Group at Compass in January. We asked Jen to tell us more about how the Jen Caskey Group supports philanthropic causes in the South Bay.
What charities are you drawn to?
There are too many to name, but one of the most important endeavors we support is the Angel Campaign for the Richstone Family Center, which provides therapy and prevention programs for victims of child abuse and domestic violence. In fact, the demand for their services has skyrocketed since the onset of the pandemic, and there is a long waiting list for families in crisis. We believe it is crucial to support the Angel Campaign immediately to hopefully make an impact on those who need it most right here in our community.
This year we once again sponsored the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk in October—one of our favorite annual events. We love supporting our local organizations and have a long, comprehensive list of charities we partner with on our website under “Philanthropy.”
In what ways does charitable giving benefit your company?
Giving reflects the values we hold dear at the Jen Caskey Group and indicates the types of people we carefully employ—those who are also interested in giving back and believe philanthropic efforts benefit all of us just as much as the recipients. We actively participate as a group in local events and have fun doing it! Everyone on our team knows how important philanthropy is to our community.
What are some ways we can all be of help to others this holiday season?
The holidays are the perfect time to pause and reflect on whatever we are grateful for in our lives. It’s also an ideal season for giving to those who might need a little extra help at this time of year, which can be stressful. You might volunteer in your community, give a little extra to your favorite charity or simply make a meal for and visit with a neighbor who is alone. From the time my sons were young, we participated together in charitable events in our community. From the P.S. I Love You Foundation’s Day at the Beach Celebration to Amigos Unidos, we have enjoyed many events through the years.
What are you especially grateful for today?
My family and friends, as well as my clients and colleagues who have helped me build a wonderful business over the years.
What does “the season of giving” mean to you?
It means it’s the perfect time to remember others rather than ourselves. We spend so much time on our daily to-do lists, I think it’s important to stop and think about how you can give to someone in need. Sometimes our time is the most important and effective gift. Do a little research into local charities, and then support those whose goals most align with your values. Supporting the efforts of those who endeavor to better other people’s lives within our community is of utmost importance to us as a team. I feel that if you have worked hard and have found some success, it’s vital to give back to those in your community. Also, and just as importantly: Be kind and thoughtful to those around you.
What do nonprofits need most from their community?
Understanding and engagement. It’s crucial that nonprofits communicate their goals clearly and then get the community to support them through fun activities. It’s also helpful if they establish consistency, like holding an annual event to support their cause.
Tell us about the best gift you ever received.
My three boys.
Tell us more about your firm.
The Jen Caskey Group is so proud to offer a true boutique experience for our clients. As a Manhattan Beach native, I know this city and the surrounding communities better than most and love introducing our clients to the best place to live in California! We offer a very personalized, comprehensive yet easygoing approach to buying and selling a home and are proud of every transaction we’ve had the privilege of handling for our amazing clients.