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General Manager, Midtown Tampa

Commercial Property Management -- Florida

POSITION: General Manager, Midtown Tampa (www.midtowntampa.com)

Tampa's newest mixed-use project Midtown Tampa is scheduled to open in early 2021. This project is on a 22-acre site in the heart of Tampa at the intersection of Dale Mabry and I-75, and includes retail, office, residential and hospitality. This position will manage 200,000 square feet of retail along with all common and shared facilities.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manage the day-to-day operations of large prominent mixed-use center including all phases of maintenance for buildings and grounds.
2. Vendor Management, contract negotiation and enforcement .
3. Build strong tenant relations through direct communication. Provide assistance during build out process, respond to tenant complaints, issues, and serve as liaison to tenants and corporate office relative to lease administration and enforcement of landlord rules and regulations.
4. Develop and maintain Annual Operating Budget. Review and approve all CAM expense invoices for payment. Monitor and assist in the collection of rents to minimize delinquencies.
5. Prepare detailed monthly reports for ownership including financial statements.
6. Develop understanding of corporate standards for shopping center and maintain those standards.
7. Develop and implement a marketing program in accordance with the budget.
8. Work directly with marketing to enhance and increase brand image and awareness through multiple platforms.
9. Build and maintain good community relations.
10. Supervise Maintenance and Security for the center.
11. Assume additional responsibilities and perform special projects as needed or directed.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
1. Minimum of 7 years' experience in commercial Real Estate or related field
2. Shopping center experience required
3. Commercial Association experience preferred.
4. College degree preferred
5. Demonstrate leadership, management ability and problem-solving skills
6. Team building and supervisory skills
7. Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills
8. Ability to interact with Tenants, Vendors, Patrons and Municipal Officials
9. High degree of initiative and common sense.
10. Able to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
11. Able to write reports and business correspondence
12. Computer skills: Excel, Word, MRI and other Property Management related programs. MRI experience preferred

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. Successful completion of background check is required for this position.

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Senior Tax Professional

Tax -- CASTO Corporate Office

POSITION: Senior Tax Professional
REPORTS TO: Director - Tax

BASIC FUNCTION:
Responsible for federal, state and local tax research, analysis and planning, including coordination of tax and accounting functions. Provides tax consultation and advice to other CASTO departments and entities, outside accounting firms and internal partners.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Analyze tax impact of proposed property sales and subsequent distributions through various tiers of entities, including consideration of potential planning opportunities to reduce net tax impact
2. Analyze entity restructurings, formations and liquidations for potential tax issues, identify potential planning or creative tax beneficial structuring opportunities and document tax analysis
3. Assist with capital account maintenance including analysis of redemptions, sales or transfers of interest, revaluations, contributions and distributions
4. Assist with compilation and presentation of information requested for various tax authorities' examinations/audits
5. Research and analysis of new and proposed tax law, including consideration of potential impact and planning ideas/opportunities
6. Analyze Sec. 1031 requirements on proposed like-kind exchanges and track status to ensure all requirements are met
7. Track status of major transactions in process and completed to facilitate coordination of tax and accounting functions
8. Preparation of annual and two interim Partner Net Income Estimate Reports reflecting estimated taxable income allocated to each partner for use in their individual tax return estimates
9. Proactive research and analysis of existing entity structures to identify improvements, potential tax savings, and/or simplify tax and accounting structures
10. Research and document various tax issues as they arise in memos to files and/or outside accounting firm
11. Interact with third-party partners to resolve entity tax issues
12. Consider benefit of a potential cost segregation study and assist outside firm and accounting as needed
13. Consult as needed on structuring and potential tax issues with outside accounting firm and internal departments including accounting, development, leasing and asset management
14. Assist with accounting and tax compliance engagements including maintaining tax due date control, processing tax return extensions and estimated tax payments, review tax returns prepared by outside firm, and address specific issues as they occur
15. Track tax basis in S Corporations in order to determine whether losses can be utilized, character of distributions, and any potential planning opportunities throughout the year

SKILLS
1. Strong organizational and project management skills.
2. 3+ years public accounting experience in tax
3. Partnership, S-Corporation and Trust tax experience preferred
4. Proven ability to work independently in an unstructured environment
5. Proficient with various computer applications including Excel and Word
6. Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
8. CPA (or working towards CPA designation) required

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. Successful completion of background check is required for this position.

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Maintenance Technician (Residential)

Maintenance -- Central Ohio

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 "punch outs" and "turns".
2.Prioritize and complete work orders within 48-hours.
3.Read and interpret equipment manuals to perform required maintenance and service.
4.Empty trash and run trash compactor.
5.Check light bulbs and change lights as necessary.
6.Change Locks.
7.Walk entire grounds to ensure safety and cleanliness (pick up trash, pool area, models, office).
8.Schedule and oversee that all vendor work is completed and meets CASTO expectations of timeliness and quality.
9.Seasonal tasks, including but not limited to: balancing pool chemicals and snow removal.
10.Clean and organize maintenance shop; order parts as needed.
11.Update and verify Unit Status Reports.
12.Update all logs daily (inventory, pool, snow) as needed.
13.Make monthly turn schedule.
14.All other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
1.Knowledge of basic on-the-job safety skills
2.HVAC Certification, preferred
3.Two years of related experience, preferred
4.Valid driver's license
5.Must be highly motivated and able to work independently

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 may be sent to [email protected]

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Residential Property Manager

Residential Property Management -- Central Ohio

JOB DESCRIPTION
POSITION: Property Manager (Residential)
REPORTS TO: Regional Manager

BASIC FUNCTION: The Property Manager is under the direct supervision of the Regional Property Manager and the Vice President. 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 a creating a positive team atmosphere which sets forth the foundation for a successful community.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
DAILY:
1. Drive property for inspection and liabilities
2. Review status report
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 MRI reports per monthly calendar
9. Focus on economic occupancy & minimizing concessions
10. Ensure that prospect follow up is being done daily

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. Water and utility logs (property specific)
4. Walk move outs and complete dispositions
5. Walk maintenance shop monthly
6. Delinquent Report due to RM on 20th by noon
7. Review all internet ads
8. Renewal program
9. Review expenses and track budget/NOI
10. Send property inspection to RM

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
1. Communication skills, with all levels of management
2. ADA/Fair Housing policies and regulations
3. Able to develop and maintain positive relations with Vendors and Residents
4. Supervisory skills (position manages office and maintenance staff)
5. Real Estate License (current, or will obtain after hire)
6. 3 years minimum experience, 5 years preferred
8. Knowledge of MRI software, preferred

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

“… to create value for our customers, associates, owners and the communities we serve,” it’s 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.

Some of the nonprofit organizations that CASTO has partnered with include:

  • Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Ohio
  • Canine Companions
  • CAPA
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Columbus Children’s Theatre
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • Columbus Park & Recreation Department
  • Cristo Rey Columbus High School
  • Executive Women International
  • Flamboyan Foundation
  • Flying Horse Farms
  • Franklin County Special Olympics
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homeport
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Mid-Ohio Foodbank
  • MS Society
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry
  • Pelotonia
  • Puppies Behind Bars
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • SknLuv
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • The Columbus Foundation
  • United Way of Central Ohio
  • 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 seven times, and for our work in the community for three years in a row. Couple that with outstanding benefits, a creative environment and a supportive company culture, and you can understand why the average tenure of our associates is 10.5 years.

Here are some of our most recent awards:

  • Best Employers in Ohio (2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
  • Healthiest Employer (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Healthiest 100 (2016, 2017)
  • Conway Center for Family Business (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 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 (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Columbus Young Professionals Wonderful Workplaces (2013)
  • Business First Best Places to Work (2005, 2007)
  • Columbus CEO Best of Business (2008, 2017, 2018 Runner-up)
  • Greater Columbus Arts Council Medium Employer Community Arts Partnership Award (2019)
  • The Healthy Business Council of Ohio Healthy Worksite Award (2019)

TESTIMONIALS

We think CASTO is a great place to work, but don’t take it from us. Hear what some of our associates have to say about working at CASTO:

In mid-2005 I decided to become a US Citizen (I am from Germany). While I was studying for my citizenship exam, one of CASTO’s employees and now one of my best friends, Tammy F., spent many hours during breaks, while at lunch, after work and weekends studying with me. Once I passed all of the background checks, written and verbal exams, etc., I was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on January 18, 2006 surrounded by my proud family and friend, Tammy. When I returned to work the next day, I was surprised with a party that many CASTO employees attended. All were there to congratulate me and celebrate this special occasion with me. Some of my fellow CASTO employees let me know what a surprise it was to them to learn that I was from Germany. That’s just one of the great CASTO memories that I have. I’M CASTO!
Regina K.

Accounting

This company is amazing to work for. From the Executive Committee on down, everyone makes you feel like you are family. They are here for you in the good times and in the bad times. I feel privileged to be part of the Casto family.
Debbie Z.

Collections

My kids have grown up at CASTO. In the early days they could be seen coloring in my office, eating Mr. Leibowitz’s gummies or participating in Take Your Child to Work Day. They have seen the back of countless shopping centers over the years and now participate in our community action events and even work some summers for our residential communities.I have watched my children grow and mature alongside CASTO and now love seeing other children and employees have the same experience here. Pretty spectacular!
Linda S.

Executive Leadership

I started at CASTO as a temp in 2004 working for the Lease Analyst Department and floated around as a general office assistant for multiple departments for about six months prior to being offered my current position in the Commercial Property Management Department. In that time I have worked for and assisted a lot of different people/departments in a lot of different tasks. Regardless of where I was working or what I was doing everyone made me feel like part of the team. The people were always helpful and took the time to answer my questions and check in to make sure things were going okay. That, to me is the culture here at CASTO. People being helpful and actually caring not only about their co-workers, but the work that is being done here.
Megan H.

Commercial Property Management

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

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