CASTO To Lease Retail Portion of The Highline at Nine for Edwards Communities

Feb 1, 2016

Columbus, OH — CASTO, one of the country’s leading real estate companies, has been selected by Edwards Communities Development Company to lease the retail component of The Highline at Nine, Edwards new mixed-use project located on N. High Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Ideally located on the doorstep of The Ohio State University’s South Campus and the northern edge of the Short North Arts District, The Highline at Nine will include approximately 22,000 square feet of prime retail and restaurant space along with 480 student housing beds and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017. The Highline at Nine builds on the momentum created by Edwards adjacent One Pearl Place, which is currently under construction and includes upscale multi-family apartment units which will be ready for occupancy beginning in the spring/summer of 2016. When complete, the total project will bring over 800 new residents to the area.

“We have been friends and partners with Pete Edwards and his organization for many years and are thrilled to team up again on this dynamic new development. We look forward to working to bring an exciting mix of retailers and restaurants to the project as an amenity for residents of The Highline at Nine, One Pearl Place and the surrounding community,” said Don Casto, a principal with CASTO.

With direct proximity to campus, The Highline at Nine will serve more than 88,000 faculty, staff and students plus the diverse mix of the neighboring communities including the University District, Short North, Dennison Place and Victorian Village. Retailers will have exceptional visibility and frontage on High Street.


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 and office buildings. CASTO’s growing portfolio currently includes over 23 million square feet of commercial property and nearly 4,000 residential units located primarily throughout the midwestern and southeastern United States. CASTO is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and serves a variety of clients from five offices in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. To learn more about CASTO, visit

About Edwards Communities
Privately held and family owned since 1959, Edwards Companies, the Columbus, Ohio-based parent company of Edwards Communities, has built more than 35,000 residences and nearly 12,000 student housing beds around the country. Known for their creative approach to housing and high quality communities, the goal of Edwards Communities is to create the right product in the right market.

From creating lasting architectural character to designing the most efficient floor plans, Edwards Communities is committed to every aspect of the design process. For more information, visit

Media Inquiries
Please direct all media inquiries to:

Conner Altman
(614) 744-3422

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.

Share This