Steven Kasten founded Steven Kasten Realty in 1968. Since then, he has participated in a number of community-oriented organizations in East Los Angeles. He has been very active in real estate and donates his time to many volunteer groups. In the early 1980s he served on the Board of Directors and was president of the Police Business Association of Hollenbeck LAPD. He has also been involved with the Los Angeles Police Historical Society. Since 1989 he has been on the Board and served as Chairman from 1997 to 2002. Currently, he is a part of the Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce and Optimist International, an organization dedicated to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.