Rick Kaluza

The Personality
415.265.7565 rick.kaluza@compass.com

DRE# 01365486

A lifelong San Francisco Bay Area resident with expansive knowledge of the ever-changing regional real estate market, Rick’s expertise and fierce negotiating skills are matched by a personality that puts clients at ease. His extensive background in multiple facets of the business, from residential to commercial sales, leasing, financing, property management and development, enables him to confidently advise clients on a broad range of real estate needs.

Known for his tenacity and diehard dedication, Rick has earned the respect of his colleagues and clients. He has been ranked a Top 100 agent for Coldwell Banker Northern California and was recruited by the #1 team at Sotheby’s globally before going on to become a founding agent at Compass San Francisco.

The only thing that makes him happier than wins for the Giants, Warriors, or 49ers is when he helps a client reach their personal real estate goals. He calls Cow Hollow home (and playground) with his wife and two kids.


  • Top 100 Northern California - Coldwell Banker
  • Star of HGTV's Flip It To Win It

Favorite Listings

4 Clarence Place

This is one of my favorite listings simply based of the unique Modern Industrial architecture. 20+ foot ceilings with dramatic floor to ceiling windows and intricate iron work make it super unique and special property.

1904 Baker Street

This classic pre 1900 Victorian was dubbed 1904 Dream Street being situated on one of the most special blocks in Pacific Heights. The detail throughout is what San Francisco is all about.

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  • 2919 California Street offers it all: large bedrooms, in-law unit, recently renovated, classic San Francisco detailing, and now some of my favorite people! #JustSold 🤩
  • Great seeing clients and friends at @theguardsmen tree lot this morning serving #mimosas #baileys @equatorcoffees @bobsdonuts 
@compass #compasseverywhere #compassconcierge @thenetworkgroup
  • In contract! 💥 Theres always a plus to selling off market ✔️ The seller was able to skip painting, staging, open houses and got 2 months free rent back! I
  • #JustSold this Pied-a-Terre view #penthouse in Pacific Heights! 🌆 We were able to negotiate $35,000 off reduced list price for a total $135,000 under the original asking price! #withTheNetwork 🤩
  • Marble is one of those materials you can basically put everywhere and it looks amazing. Just Sold in #LowerPacificHeights for some of my favorite clients! 🛁#AgentsofCompass
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Our Team

Butch Haze

The Transformer

415.250.3988 butch@compass.com

DRE# 01140774

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Michelle Pender

The Visionary

415.283.6983 michelle.pender@compass.com

DRE# 01911642

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John Townsend

The Strategist

415.601.2227 john.townsend@compass.com

DRE# 01716201

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David Chesnosky

Leasing & Multi-Family Investment Specialist

415.218.3700 dave.chesnosky@compass.com

DRE# 01886014

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Vicki Coll

Transaction Manager

415.250.3988 vicki@compass.com

DRE# 01316126

Sydney Miller

Marketing Director

949.231.0694 sydney.miller@compass.com

DRE# 02053781

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Virginia Scarborough

Chief Giving Officer

415.713.7282 virginia.scarborough@compass.com

DRE# 02031728