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CASTO Announces Addition to Management Team
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Mark Evans to Join as Executive Vice President of Operations
Columbus, Ohio — CASTO, one of the country's leading real estate organizations, has announced that Mark A. Evans will join the organization's management team as executive vice president of operations. In this role, Evans will oversee all operations and activities for CASTO's real estate services businesses which include the financial performance and execution of business plans for these units. Specific areas of operational oversight will include leasing/brokerage, construction, property management, property accounting, marketing, human resources, legal and information technology. Evans will be transitioning into this new role with CASTO over the next several months as he finalizes initiatives with his current client base as a consultant. "Over the last several years, CASTO has experienced tremendous growth and to ensure that we continue this momentum and continue to provide excellent service and value to our clients, we felt it was critical to hire an experienced executive to lead our day-to-day operations and real estate services businesses," said Don M. Casto, III, partner at CASTO. "Given Mark's vast leadership experience with the Columbus Dispatch and other outstanding organizations, we are confident that he will assist us in meeting our goals." Currently, Evans is president of Mark A. Evans & Associates, a human resources consulting practice for companies in the legal, insurance, health care, technolody, retail and banking industries. Prior to his work as a consultant, he held several leadership positions with the Columbus Dispatch and its affiliated companies including senior vice president of administration and planning, where he oversaw the company's human resources, security, newspaper circulation and assorted business planning initiatives. He also was a member of the company's executive committee and board of directors. During the 1990s, Evans served in various leadership roles in human resource and operations with the U.S. Health Corporation and Riverside Methodist Hospital. His executive management experience also includes positions with F&R Lazarus Company and Madison's, Inc. Evans is a 1974 graduate of Ohio Dominican College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a minor in business administration and communitications. He currently serves on the board of directors for Church Residences. "I am very excited about these opportunities and the prospects that lie ahead of me at CASTO," said Mark Evans. "I am very impressed with the organization, its culture and team of associates and I look forward to contributing to the continuation and enhancement of Casto's tradition of excellence and emphasis on customer service." ABOUT CASTO CASTO, a fully integrated real estate organization since 1926, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of commercial shopping centers and multi-family residences, office buildings and corporate parks. CASTO's growing portfolio currently includes over 20 million square feet of commercial property and nearly 4,500 residential units located primarily througbhout the midwestern and southeastern United States. Casto Lifestyle Properties, an affiliate company of CASTO, is based in Sarasota, Florida and focuses on the development of mixed-use lifestyle centers. To learn more about CASTO and its properties, call 614.228.5331 or visit www.castoinfo.com.

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