Emmet Joseph Cashin, Jr.
As the former owner and president of Fox & Carskadon Realtors and a major force behind the residential and commercial development of the San Francisco Peninsula, Mr. Cashin was a prominent presence in Northern California real estate for nearly half a century, and played a leading role in the Bay Area's post-war growth. Under his stewardship, Fox & Carskadon grew to become the nation's largest independent brokerage, handling many of the Bay Area's most significant real estate developments. He was also instrumental in guiding the Peninsula’s transformation from an exclusive area of sprawling estates and summer retreats into the present day neighborhoods of San Mateo, Menlo Park, Atherton, Hillsborough and other communities in the region.
Mr. Cashin was involved with the international Real Estate Federation (FAIBCI) and the associated National Association of Realtors (NAR) for more than 30 years. During that time, he served on FIABCI’s Executive Committee, as vice president of the Professional & Educational Exchange Committee, and as president of the Federation’s alternate delegate to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Mr. Cashin also was a recipient of NAR’s Distinguished Service Medal. Mr. Cashin served as president of the Redwood City-San Carlos Board of Realtors and on the Executive Committee of the Menlo Park-Atherton Board of Realtors. He was also regional vice president of the California Real Estate Association and served on the Advisory Committee to the California Real Estate Commission. In 1995, Mr. Cashin was appointed chairman of Cashin Company, the Peninsula real estate firm founded by Skip Cashin the same year. The brokerage marked a return to the “roots” of the family business Mr. Cashin originally embarked upon in 1947.
Skip Cashin was at the top of the leader board in the Northern California real estate profession for more than 30 years. Skip began his real estate career in 1971 when he joined Fox and Carskadon, the firm owned by his father, Emmet J. Cashin, Jr. He quickly became one of the firm’s top producing agents, and in 1976 he was promoted to his first sales manager position. In 1981, skip was named president of Fox and Carskadon, and with-in 6 years he broadened the residential firm’s scope to include a family of companies providing a full range of commercial, insurance, and relocation services. He also instituted an extensive sales support system of in-house marketing, accounting, computer and sales training, and facilities design. Skip was an active member of numerous professional and community organizations, including the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, the International Real Estate Federation and Sotheby’s Advisory Board. He is a lifetime member of the Menlo Park-Atherton Million Dollar Club and was Part President of the Menlo Park-Atherton Board of Realtors. Skip is currently enjoying his retirement after a life-long dedication to Real Estate.