Careers & Culture

We pride ourselves on a culture that promotes innovation and collaboration. Explore career opportunities at CASTO and learn more about our dedication to serving our communities as an award-winning company.

At CASTO, people are our most important asset.

We are committed to the wellbeing of our associates and endorse principles of diversity, tolerance and individual dignity. Our associates are offered competitive salaries, exceptional benefits, comprehensive wellness programs, and a collaborative work environment.

Interested in joining our team? Check out the current career opportunities.

We are always looking for great talent. Email your resume to us even if you don’t see any job openings that fit your background.

Corporate Counsel

Legal -- CASTO Corporate Office

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POSITION: Corporate Counsel (Transactional Attorney)
REPORTS TO: VP & Assistant General Counsel - Development | Legal

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

CASTO's in-house legal team provides oversight and management of CASTO's enterprise-wide risk management, compliance, and legal strategy relating to CASTO's national commercial real estate portfolio. The Corporate Counsel position will support both the VP & Assistant General Counsel - Development and the General Counsel in connection with a wide variety of real estate, development, property management, corporate, and commercial transactions and agreements.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist with the drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale contracts, development agreements, deeds, declarations, easements, rights of entry, and other agreements and instruments related to CASTO's commercial and residential real estate development and operations.
- Assist with all aspects of commercial property acquisition and disposition, including the review of due diligence inspections, reports, and title and survey materials.
- Consult with and advise property management, asset management, development, leasing, construction, and other internal business units on a variety of real estate related legal issues and agreements.
- Draft corporate resolutions, operating agreements, redemption agreements, interest assignments, and other documents and agreements relating to internal corporate governance.
- Assist in the oversight of outside legal counsel.
- Provide occasional overflow support for the CASTO legal leasing team by drafting leases, lease amendments, assignments, terminations, and other ancillary agreements.
- Provide general legal support for CASTO's various business units.


REQUIRED SKILLS:
- Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited law school and admitted to practice law in one or more states.
- Minimum 3-5 years of transactional commercial real estate experience with an emphasis on acquisitions & dispositions, commercial leasing, development, and/or finance.
- Basic understanding of a variety of legal disciplines, practices, and procedures related to real estate development and operations, including lending/finance, insurance, tax, environmental, construction, and land use/zoning.
- Work well with a wide range of personalities, expectations, and competing deadlines and demands.
- Conscientious, assertive, independent, and self-motivated.
- Effective communication, both written and verbal.


Our employees love working here. On average, CASTO associates have been with the organization for 10+ years!

WE OFFER:
1. Competitive salary
2. Medical
3. Dental
4. Vision
5. Life
6. 401(k) & 401(k) Match
7. Generous paid time off
8. Annual Reviews
9. Positive Work Environment


We are an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace. References and successful completion of a background check is required for this position.

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Collections Representative I

Collections -- CASTO Corporate Office

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POSITION: Collections Representative I

REPORTS TO: Deborah Zink, VP Credit & Collections

BASIC FUNCTION: Communicate outstanding balances with commercial tenants and obtain payment for the account. Contact tenants weekly regarding the balances owed. Research balance owed for accounts and provide backup as needed to tenant. Follow up and return all calls and emails within 24 hours.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Call tenants to obtain balance owed on accounts

- Send backup of charges to tenants upon request

- Reconcile commercial accounts to confirm balances

- Reply to all emails

- Return phone calls

- Contact tenants for sales when needed

- Contact tenants for HVAC maintenance agreements when expired

- Get through the portfolio each week


SKILLS:

- Ability to work with people

- Friendly, personable attitude

- Detail oriented

- Excellent written communications skills

- Ability to multi-task and prioritize

- Accuracy

- Mathematical skills

- Knowledge of MRI Windows/Web Experience

- Knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word and Excel

Our employees love working here. On average, CASTO associates have been with the organization for 10+ years!

WE OFFER:
1. Competitive salary
2. Medical
3. Dental
4. Vision
5. Life
6. 401(k) & 401(k) Match
7. Generous paid time off
8. Annual Reviews
9. Positive Work Environment


We are an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace. References and successful completion of a background check is required for this position.

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Real Estate/Retail Leasing Paralegal

Legal -- CASTO Corporate Office

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Seeking work life/balance? Want a flexible schedule and the option to work from home full time? Join the corporate legal department at CASTO!

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in commercial real estate retail lease transactions. This position requires excellent writing, organizational and communication skills. Familiarity with surveys, recorded easements, declarations and similar recorded encumbrances is helpful. Candidate must be detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to work independently. Strong client service skills required. Bachelor's degree and Paralegal Certificate preferred. This opportunity requires experience and the ability to work with minimal training. This is a full-time position, with opportunities for flexible schedule and remote or hybrid work.

The successful candidate will work directly with clients, tenants, and other members of the legal team under the supervision of the VP & Assistant General Counsel - Commercial Leasing.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Drafting commercial (primarily retail) leases, lease modification agreements, assignments, license agreements, lease terminations and related lease documentation.

• Drafting correspondence to tenants regarding lease issues.

• Reviewing and analyzing leases in connection with property management issues, CAM reconciliations, exclusive use provisions, etc., and drafting clear and concise correspondence and memoranda analyzing specific lease issues.

• Updating lease forms and drafting summaries of tenant exclusives.

WHAT CASTO OFFERS:

-A positive and balanced work environment with a valued group of colleagues - CASTO has been voted one of the Best Employers in Ohio for nine consecutive years!
-Opportunity for remote or hybrid work
-Competitive salary - commensurate with experience
-Eligible for discretionary annual bonus
-Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
-401(k) & 401(k) Match
-Generous paid time off
-Annual Reviews

Our employees love working here. On average, CASTO associates have been with the organization for 10+ years!

We are an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace. References and successful completion of a background check is required for this position.

Job Type: Full time, remote, hybrid or in-office work options.

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Construction Administrative Assistant

Commercial Property Management -- NC | Cary-Morrisville

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Manages the reception area to ensure effective telephone communications both internally and externally to maintain professional image for the Company. Also helps manage the day-to-day office operations and provides administrative support to the VP of Construction.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Prepare drafts and track status for final Letters of Intent and Commission Agreements
2. Track pay applications, create AIA contracts, and other administrative documents for ongoing construction projects
3. Work with tenants and vendors on insurance, billing, and construction matters
4. Work with tenant coordinator on tenant improvement packages
5. Create and maintain electronic files for listing agreements, site plans, aerials, competition maps, etc.
6. Create project books for industry conferences such as ICSC
7. Assist with payment applications, billbacks, and contracts for ongoing projects
8. Sort and distribute mail for department and open mail for supervisor and determine level of priority
9. Copy, fax, mail and file documents as needed
10. Type and design general correspondences, memos, charts, tables, graphs, business plans, etc.
11. Answer multi-line switchboard and direct calls to the appropriate individual. Take messages and/or return calls as needed. Check voicemails daily; forward appropriately.
12. Greet clients, appointments and guests.
13. Sign for all packages and deliveries, log and direct them to the correct person.
14. Schedule and organize activities such as meetings, travel, and department activities
15. Keep office kitchen and office supplies stocked as needed
16. Other duties as assigned

SKILLS:
1. Must have excellent computer and typing skills
2. Have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel
3. Possess ability to learn internal systems including MRI and LeaseFlow
4. Be well organized and detail oriented
5. Must communicate professionally and be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization
6. Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential situations
7. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
8. Must be self-motivated and able to operate well independently as well as in a group setting
9. Construction/real estate/financial experience a plus, but not required


WE OFFER:
1. Competitive salary
2. Medical
3. Dental
4. Vision
5. Life
6. 401(k)
7. Generous paid time off
8. Annual Reviews
9. Positive Work Environment


We are an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Successful completion of a background check is required for this position.



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Leasing Specialist (Residential)

Leasing -- Central Ohio

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BASIC FUNCTION:
The Leasing Specialist is responsible for leasing apartments and maintaining a high level of occupancy while providing excellent customer service to residents and prospective residents. The Leasing Specialist role is essential to the success of the property's occupancy and resident retention. This position offers the opportunity for growth over the next 12-24 months.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Open and inspect clubhouse, models and made ready vacant units daily.
2. Maintain curb appeal of the property.
3. Greet all prospective residents in a friendly and professional manner.
4. Generate interest in the community by touring the property and available apartment homes with prospects.
5. Maintain accurate availability and pricing.
6. Process prospective resident's application.
7. Email move in information within 24 hours of application being approved.
8. Thoroughly inspect apartment home prior to move in and ensure any maintenance concerns are addressed.
9. Manage all prospective phone and email leads in a timely manner.
10. Use customer service as a guiding principle when interacting with residents and prospective residents.
11. Ensure maintenance requests are entered in a timely manner and follow up for resident satisfaction as needed.
12. Be familiar with competitor's amenities, pricing, lease terms and specials by completing the market comparable report.
13. Be involved in the planning of property events.
14. All other duties as assigned or requested.

SKILLS, TRAITS AND QUALIFICATIONS
1. At least one year of experience is required
2. Positive, friendly and professional
3. Strong communication skills
4. Organized and efficient
5. Strong problem-solving skills
6. Must be willing to work weekends

We are an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Successful completion of a background check is required for this position.

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Property Manager (Residential)

Residential Property Management -- Central Ohio

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POSITION: PROPERTY MANAGER
REPORTS TO: REGIONAL MANAGER

BASIC FUNCTION: The Property Manager is under the direct supervision of the Regional Property Manager and the Director of Operations. The Property Manager organizes, directs and coordinates the entire operation of the community to meet the owner's objectives which includes: maintaining an acceptable occupancy level, minimizing expenses to ensure that the property strives to stay in budget, maximizing income by enforcing the policies and procedures set forth by CASTO, while simultaneously interacting with residents to fulfill their needs to ensure a high retention ratio, and overseeing and creating a positive team atmosphere which sets forth the foundation for a successful community.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
DAILY:
1. Oversee residential lease-up, construction timelines, and drive leasing efforts to reach stabilization
2. Physical inspections of the property to ensure curb appeal and marketability
3. Manage office and maintenance staff
4. Review and approve or decline applications
5. Address resident concerns, complaints and issues
6. Assist with prospects and leasing duties as needed
7. Review and brainstorm for marketing strategies
8. Complete reports per monthly calendar
9. Focus on economic occupancy & minimizing concessions
10. Ensure that prospect follow up is being done daily
11. Maintain compliance with local, state, and federal Fair Housing laws, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other associated laws pertaining to Multifamily housing
12. Maintain a high occupancy level and tenant retention after the lease-up period

WEEKLY:
1. Staff Meetings
2. Weekly reports for outstanding work orders given to maintenance
3. Concession approval
4. Walk market ready units
5. Review delinquency report
6. Approve invoices in AP Approval

MONTHLY:
1. Staff scheduling
2. Rent collection
3. Walk move outs and complete FMO's
4. Walk maintenance shop monthly
5. Delinquency Report due to RM on 20th by noon
6. Review all internet ads
7. Renewal program
8. Review expenses and track budget/NOI
9. Send property inspection to RM

Qualifications:

1. Working knowledge of property management operations in a new build lease-up setting is preferred
2. Understands, acknowledges, and practices Fair Housing and Landlord/Tenant law administration
3. Able to maintain business operating systems and keep work flowing
4. Deep understanding of property maintenance costs, processes, and timelines
5. Knowledge of residential leasing practices and enforcement
6. Excellent overall communication skills (clear and concise speaking, active listening, and effective professional writing/communications, which includes spelling and grammar accuracy)
7. Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
8. Computer proficiency with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office


We are an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Successful completion of a background check is required for this position.

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Maintenance Technician (Residential)

Maintenance -- Central Ohio

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POSITION: Maintenance Technician (Residential)
REPORTS TO: Property Manager

UP TO A $1500 SIGN ON BONUS!! We also offer monthly bonus opportunities!

BASIC FUNCTION:
The Maintenance Technician is primarily responsible for ensuring that the apartment community looks its very best at all times and operates smoothly by performing a variety of tasks including: electrical, light carpentry, HVAC, and plumbing. Maintenance Technicians diagnose problems, determine whether to replace or repair parts, test, and make adjustments until the problem is resolved. All work is to be completed in a timely manner, with true quality, and to the Property Manager's approval.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Perform a variety of residential service repairs in a timely and professional manner
2. Maintain grounds daily
3. Prioritize and complete work orders as needed within 48-hour goal period
4. Complete punch outs to ensure all units are make ready within 5 business days
5. Building exterior check
6. Keep maintenance shop clean and organized
7. Winter-snow removal-sidewalks as needed-Summer- water flowers as needed
8. Perform Preventative Maintenance
9. Keep the pool and snow logs up to date
10. Check safety equipment is current and in stock

We are an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Successful completion of a background check is required for this position.

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Maintenance Technician - Lakeside Village

Maintenance -- FL | Lakeside Village

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POSITION: Maintenance Technician – Lakeside Village
REPORTS TO: Facilities Manager; General Manager
BASIC FUNCTION: Provide maintenance services to the shopping center
Effective September 13, 2021, associates are required to either:
a) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and as a condition of employment, OR
b) provide proof of two negative COVID-19 tests each week and comply with all face covering and social distancing policies.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Check and clean all service yards for loose debris / tenant items.
2. Maintain service yards of debris, stains and weeds.
3. Monitor trash disposal and proper use of grease containers.
4. Assist porter with litter removal throughout the day.
5. Ensure all vendors are performing work in accordance with maintenance schedule.
6. Spot cleaning and leveling of pavers as necessary.
7. Pressure washing various areas per schedule.
8. Maintain a professional manner and appearance at all times.
9. Maintains good relations with tenants, vendors, coworkers and patrons.
10. This position requires being on call to provide maintenance services during nights and weekends as required.

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:
1. 1+ years' experience in general maintenance role preferred.
2. Valid Driver's license.
3. Ability to complete forms and communicate well with tenants and vendors.
4. Ability to use general office equipment and computerized documentation system/email for requests receipt and response.
5. Knowledge of and strict adherence to using personal protection equipment (safety gear) when and where required (i.e. safety goggles, steel tip safety boots, ear protection, dust mask, etc. for self and supervised staff)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
1. Exposure to heat, cold, rain, humidity or windy conditions, 95% of time in field.
2. Standing or walking, kneeling, crouching or sitting any or all for extended periods of time, all to be performed in proper safety fashion.
3. Frequent climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, stretching, pulling, reaching and handling all to be performed in proper safety fashion.
4. Ability to lift and carry not in excess of 50 lbs.
5. Ability to tolerate fluctuating and diverse work demands.

WE OFFER:
1. Competitive salary
2. Medical
3. Dental
4. Vision
5. Life
6. 401(k)
7. Generous paid time off
8. Annual Reviews
9. Positive Work Environment


We are an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Successful completion of a background check is required for this position. Qualified resumes can be sent to [email protected]

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CASTO in the Community

CASTO in the Community

“…to create value for our customers, associates, owners and the communities we serve,” is part of our mission statement and ingrained in our culture. At CASTO we believe that supporting our community is an essential part of our business, and it’s why we offer volunteer and philanthropic giving initiatives throughout the year.

Celebrating Partnerships with Nonprofit Organizations
  • American Cancer Society
  • Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA)
  • Columbus Children’s Theatre
  • Columbus Landmarks
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • Columbus Park & Recreation Department
  • Cristo Rey Columbus High School
  • Executive Women International
  • Greater Columbus Arts Council
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homeport / Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
  • Mid-Ohio Foodbank
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital / Center for Children and Family Advocacy
  • Pelotonia
  • The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Triangle Family Services
  • United Way of Central Ohio
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Wexner Center for the Arts
  • Welcome Warehouse

An Award-Winning Workplace

CASTO is more than a company, it’s an award-winning workplace that has been recognized as a best place to work ten times, a healthy employer eight times and multiple times for our work in the community. Couple that with outstanding benefits, an innovative environment and a supportive company culture, and you can understand why the average tenure of our associates is more than 10 years.

Recent Awards
  • Best Employers in Ohio (2020, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2009, 2007, 2005)
  • Healthiest Employer in Ohio (2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • Healthiest 100 in America (2017, 2016)
  • Healthy Business Council of Ohio’s Healthiest Workplace Award (2020-Platinum, 2019-Silver)
  • Conway Center for Family Business (2016, 2015, 2014)
  • City of Gahanna: Excellence in Development (2016)
  • Capital Crossroads SID: Aesthetic Contribution Award (2016)
  • Columbus Landmarks Foundation James B. Recchie Design Award Finalist (2016)
  • Corporate Caring Awards Finalist (2017, 2016, 2015)
  • Columbus Young Professionals Wonderful Workplaces (2013)
  • Business First Best Places to Work (2007, 2005,)
  • Columbus CEO Best of Business (2018 Runner-up, 2017, 2008)
  • Greater Columbus Arts Council Medium Employer Community Arts Partnership Award (2019)
An Award-Winning Workplace

Testimonial

“I had never felt more welcome to a new job than I have at CASTO. For the first time, I was going to be a part of a real team. CASTO takes such great care of their employees. They provide great incentives to get all of the employees involved and keep them included. This has been the best company I have worked with hands down. So far I have really enjoyed getting to know the CASTO way and meeting all the new people that come with this wonderful company. Thank you for letting me be a part of something so great.”

Sabrina P.
Document Management

Testimonial

“The thing I love most about CASTO would be the amazing culture they have nourished. Everyone that I have met is genuinely kind people that want to see each other succeed and that is simply amazing. My CASTO family is one that I will cherish for a lifetime!”

Danyelle P.
Residential Leasing

Testimonial

“Hard to list all the things I love about CASTO because there are so many things. The culture of integrity and collaboration are second to none and it is the people we work with every day that embrace these characteristics. It makes getting out of bed everyday easy and less of a chore.”

John H.
Commercial Construction Management

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What I like most about working for CASTO are the people! Whether it’s all the different properties that I’ve worked at or the great group events we attend, everyone is friendly and energetic, which makes me look forward to work every day!

Loren S.
Residential Maintenance

Testimonial

“I lived at a CASTO community for two years, moved away, and after being an unhappy resident elsewhere, I went back my CASTO community. Immediately after being back on property, I knew I was home. While filling out the application, on a whim I asked if they were hiring. They weren’t at the time, but a week later a leasing position opened up.After applying for the position, the interview was set up and long story short, when the Regional Manager walked in to the interview, the Property Manager was already doubled over laughing at one of my jokes, and I felt pretty great about the interview from that point on. Three years later, and I’m just as happy to call CASTO my home and my company.”

Jordan M.
Residential Property Management

Testimonial

“I’ve worked for CASTO since 2011 and have always felt proud to represent this company. The culture is what makes CASTO stand out. There’s a sense of comfort talking to a co-worker that I can also get talking to one of the Board of Directors members. This company genuinely cares about its associates in a way I hadn’t experience prior to working here. The opportunity for growth is one of my other favorite things about CASTO. There are always new ways to challenge yourself, opportunities to work with other departments and associates who are willing to show you something you don’t have experience with. This is the company I plan to retire with!”

Nicole D.
Residential Property Management

The CASTO Team
CASTO Southeast

CASTO

For more than 90 years, CASTO has built excitement. Our company’s strong foundation is based on the beliefs and values of our founder, Don Monroe Casto, Sr., an enterprising and innovative businessman. Remembered as “the man who changed the shopping habits of the free world,” Mr. Casto’s vision continues to inspire us.

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