Commercial Real Estate Development

Offering you a comprehensive range of commercial development services designed to ensure success.

Dedicated to overcoming challenges and finding solutions for your development project.

Our real estate development team possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to overcome challenges and find solutions for both commercial development and redevelopment projects. With a thorough understanding of your goals and objectives, we will provide comprehensive development solutions that range in levels of involvement. Our decades of experience have taught us to appreciate you as the owner and acknowledge your unique point of view. We understand the importance of maximizing long-term cash flow and creating value for our owners.

Our experience varies from shopping centers and mixed-use properties to medical office buildings. We are flexible in our approach and depending on your specific needs, our role can include third-party fee-based development, joint venture development (co-investing) and build-to-suit development. 

Contact a Commercial Development Expert

“CASTO continues to be a leader nationally in the world of commercial and multifamily real estate. They have been a fixture in our community not only with their real estate but with their philanthropic endeavors. As a firm representing a multitude of retailers, we interact with the retail leasing team quite often. They have been a trusted source of knowledge and professionalism as we work through complicated transactions of all sizes.”

Aaron G.
Managing Principal | Gilbert Group

Commercial Development
the CASTO Way

Creating, planning and executing a new development or redevelopment project can be difficult. The process is tedious and there are several moving parts. CASTO’s commercial development team has you covered from permitting to contracting vendors. Our team of experts knows that time is money so we work tirelessly to assure that projects are completed on time and on budget while continuously communicating with our clients.

Commercial Development Services

Site Selection

  • Analysis of physical, market, political and legal criteria for potential sites

Land Acquisition

  • Contract negotiations (Price, timing, contingencies, etc.)

Due Diligence & Feasibility

  • Utility availability
  • Soil conditions
  • Environmental contamination
  • Wetland analysis
  • Off-site transportation improvements
  • Market knowledge and insight

Entitlement Review

  • Secure necessary governmental approvals
  • Work with governmental officials and local residents
  • Utilize established relationships with governmental entities

Project Budgeting & Management

  • Develop project budget and pro forma
  • Control project costs and timing

Preferred Developer Program

  • Create and implement strategic development plans
  • Deliver development project on-time and on-budget

Coordination of Consultants and Transactional Services

  • Architects
  • Civil Engineers
  • Traffic Engineers
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Soils Engineers
  • Title Agents
  • Signage Contractors

Construction Management

  • File and administer the permit process
  • Supervision of contractors
  • Bid contract administration
  • Implement value engineering
  • Develop and manage project budget and pro forma
  • Facilitate construction review meetings
  • Review and approve invoices
  • Prepare monthly construction draw controls
    on cost and time

Develop & Manage Project Schedule

  • Create and implement parallel critical paths
    Redevelopment, Renovation / Adaptive Reuse & Expansion
  • Maximize potential value for existing properties

Project Highlights

Hamilton Quarter

Hamilton Quarter

Columbus, Ohio

Park West Village

Park West Village

Morrisville, North Carolina

Hartwell Village

Hartwell Village

Seneca/Clemson, South Carolina



Columbus, Ohio

Shoppes at Sarasota Row

Shoppes at Sarasota Row

Sarasota, Florida

Midwest Commercial Development Team

Jason Freeman


Vice President, Development & Finance
Columbus, Ohio
(614) 425-1052  |  Email

Eric Leibowitz


Vice President, Development & Leasing
Columbus, Ohio
(614) 447-2027  |  Email

Paul Lukeman


Columbus, Ohio
(614) 227-3478  |  Email

Southeast Commercial Development Team

Michael Chadwick


Managing Director,
Southeast Development

Sarasota, Florida
(941) 552-2708  |  Email

Florida & Alabama Markets

Shannon Dixon


Executive Vice President,
Development & Leasing

Raleigh, North Carolina
(919) 234-6707  |  Email

Carolinas, Georgia & Virginia Markets

Matt Drews


Senior Development Manager,
Southeast Development

Sarasota, Florida
(941) 552-2711  |  Email

Florida & Alabama Markets

Massimo Rastrelli


Senior Development Manager,
Southeast Development
Sarasota, Florida
(941) 284-0504  |  Email

Florida & Alabama Markets

Aaron Ruben


Executive Vice President,
Southeast Development
Sarasota, Florida
(941) 552-2704  |  Email

Florida & Alabama Markets

Contact CASTO

Thank you for considering CASTO for all of your residential and commercial real estate needs. Please fill out the contact form and a CASTO team member will respond to you as soon as possible.