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Director, Construction

Corporate Construction -- CASTO Corporate Office

Casto Communities Construction (Casto), located in Columbus, Ohio, is seeking a self-motivated Director of Construction for our multifamily construction department. Casto is recognized as one of the leading real estate companies in the Midwest. We are seeking an intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of the organization and possesses good communication skills. This position requires a versatile individual who is results-oriented, a team player, able to work well under pressure, well-organized and self-directed. A good educator who is trustworthy, willing to share information, and serve as a mentor.
POSITION: Director, Construction
REPORTS TO: President, Casto Communities

BASIC FUNCTION: The Director of Construction takes a leadership role and facilitates the overall construction process and leadership of the construction department at Casto Communities. This position will have oversight of the entire construction department and report to the President of Casto Communities.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Bullets describing the major duties and responsibilities.
2. Essential tasks.
3. Responsible for leading, managing, coordinating, and
administering all construction services activities of Casto
Communities from the estimating stage, through planning,
engineering, procurement, construction, and project close-out.
4. Supervises the development of budgets and schedules, manages
performance, reports progress, and initiates action to assure
project objectives and schedules are met and work is performed
within budget and according to specifications.
5. Has overall responsibility for project execution, ensuring that
projects are delivered within contract requirements, standards of
quality and safety and to Casto performance expectations.
6. Resolves problems and coordinates the final turnover of the
project to the owners.
7. Provides leadership for the development and maintenance of a
high-performance project team. Oversee all field related
personnel and staffing.
8. Manage and keep record of project start dates and manage
individual construction team members workload. Conduct weekly
department meetings to review current projects.
9. Assumes responsibility for overseeing any third-party contractor
selection for a Casto Communities project.
10. Manage any owner’s representative selection and oversee monthly
meetings with owners’ representatives.
11. Verify accuracy of contract documents prior to them being issued.
12. Monitor project buyouts and occasionally perform project buyouts.
13. Assemble documents required for monthly project updates.
14. Work with the development team to assist in new project
estimating.
15. Review and offer direction in the selection of subcontractors,
contract summaries of work, contractual issues or any other
issues that arise in the course of management of construction
projects.
16. Develop and nurture subcontractor relations.
17. Assist the development team in design phase of the project to
achieve construction efficiencies.
18. Ensure accuracy of bids and estimates.
19. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by President.
SKILLS & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
1. High school degree required; Bachelor's degree in Business
Administration, Engineering, Architecture, Construction
Technology, or equivalent experience.
2. Thorough knowledge of the construction industry with familiarity
of building codes, laws and regulations. Experience
3. 10-12 years experience in construction industry
4. 3-5 years in management and/or leadership position
5. Excellent communication skills

WE OFFER:
- Competitive salary
- Medical
- Dental
- Vision
- Life
- 401(k) & 401(k) Match
- Generous paid time off
- Annual Reviews
- Positive Work Environment


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



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Supervisor, Maintenance

Maintenance -- FL | Winter Park

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Proven capabilities coupled with commercial and residential experience for a dynamic environment encompassing shopping center, apartments, office spaces, food stores and specialty stores.
2. Handles pressure well and can work in a demanding public environment, with finesse and restraint even in difficult situations always representing the "company's" best appearance.
3. Reports to Property Manager/General Manager Monday through Friday with periodic checks of the property operation during nights and weekends as needed. On call 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless otherwise specified by the Property Manager/General Manager. (Overtime required, performing emergency maintenance on a 24 hr call schedule with 1 hour call back time, via pager or cell)
4. Inspects the center for comfort, safety, cleanliness and repairs on a daily basis. Problem areas are identified and corrected. Requires understanding in liabilities of working with the public.
5. Monitors tenants on hours of operation, safety and cleanliness including monitor of trash disposal by tenants.
6. Proven basic plumbing skills, interior wall drywall patching and painting skills, minor cold patching parking lot/patching pot holes, roof leak assessment skills, (inspects the roof at least once a month for leaks). Clear debris and ensure safety hazards are handled and report any issues of concern to Property Manager/General Manager.
7. Ability to manage contractors; overseeing work, knowledge of time performance for lawn maintenance, exterior building or frame construction, roofing repair, reviewing work and demanding excellence in completion to deadlines and proper codes of conduct while on the property performing work. Opens doors, hatches, access panels for various contractors and tenants. Maintains open communication between Property Manager/General Manager, security staff, tenants, contractors and patrons.
8. Reads utility sub meters.
9. Adjusts time clocks for season, DST, or tenant requirements (late movies) as required.
10. Perform general repairs as needed including lock repairs, painting, light bulb replacement, graffiti removal, etc.
11. Checks and replaces lamps or alerts designated contractor as necessary. Maintains all hardscape lighting.
12. Clean all service yards of debris, stains and weeds. Monitor use of grease containers.
13. Check entire property for debris, dumping and erosion.
14. Check proper operation of fountain and appearance of storm water retention ponds.
15. Change ceiling tiles.
16. Installation of various holiday decorations.
17. Pressure wash all paver areas and service yards required
18. Schedules and monitors maintenance staff and security staff.
19. Maintain HVAC settings in office corridors at levels determined by Property Manager/General Manager.
20. Ensure all vacant spaces are locked and maintained in "show-ready" condition for leasing.
21. Set up and monitor promotional events, ensure compliance with all safety requirements.
22. Oversees and ensures inventory control, MSDS documentation, recording and stocking of maintenance supplies.
23. Maintain a professional manner and appearance at all times.

SKILLS:
1. 3+ years experience in similar role with supervisory experience preferred
2. Valid Driver's license
3. Ability to read, write and understand English
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)
6. Exposure to heat, cold, rain, humidity or windy conditions, 85% of time in field.
7. Standing or walking, kneeling, crouching or sitting any or all for extended periods of time, all to be performed in proper safety fashion.
8. Frequent climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, stretching, pulling, reaching and handling all to be performed in proper safety fashion.
9. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships.
10. Ability to lift and carry not in excel of 50 lbs.
11. Ability to tolerate fluctuating and diverse work demands.

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 a background check is required for this position.


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HR Assistant

Human Resources -- CASTO Corporate Office

REPORTS TO: HR Coordinator, Human Resources

BASIC FUNCTION: Casto's HR Assistant conveys a positive and professional attitude towards our team of associates, business partners and the community. With an HR department of 4 associates, this role takes on a variety of organizational initiatives to make a big impact. As the HR Assistant, you must be flexible to adjust to changing priorities as well as welcoming new projects and responsibilities.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Deliver excellent customer service to all Casto associates
2. Develop and/or edit communications, including but not limited to:
The Scoop, Wellness Wednesday, events, parking, office
management, timekeeping and wellness
3. Assist with processing hours for payroll
4. Track the receipt of associate documents and manage checklists
for processes
5. Process benefit & payroll changes in a timely and accurate manner
6. Add benefit entries into carrier sites
7. Process benefit bills in a timely manner and perform audit to
ensure accurate payment
8. Manage HR meeting agendas, notes and annual project calendar
9. Provide and manage content and update the Intranet as needed
10. Oversee the production of Casto's quarterly newsletter
11. Participate with extra organizational efforts such as the
Community Impact Committee
12. Protect the integrity of HR's electronic filing system by
ensuring documents are current and entered without error
13. Respond to employment verification requests and requests for
unemployment insurance
14. Assist with recruiting efforts and on-boarding new associates
15. Help organize company engagement events (health fairs, wellness
competitions, company happy hours, fundraisers, etc.)
16. Provide backup for front desk and mail as needed
17. Ensure job descriptions are accurate and regularly updated
18. Assist the HR team with other projects as needed


SKILLS
- 0-2 years in related HR field
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to communicate with all levels within the organization
- Ability to work with/keep confidential information
- Working knowledge of employment laws and regulations preferred


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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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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Leasing Consultant (Residential)

Residential Property Management -- Central Ohio

CASTO Communities is currently hiring in the Columbus area! CASTO is a Best Place to Work in Columbus, and a Top 100 Healthiest Employer.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Answer telephones, check voicemails, and respond to emails
2. Reply to email leads within one hour goal time
3. Greet and show prospects, stand to greet all guests
4. Walk/sparkle target apartments, models, clubhouse, offices each morning
5. During pool season, walk pool area to straighten chairs and check condition
6. Organize closets, flyers, brochures, and other office areas as needed
7. Residential relations
8. Brainstorm for new marketing and closing techniques
9. Assist manager in special projects
10. Open and close office and models
11. All other duties as assigned or requested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
1. Previous experience in Residential Leasing is a plus
2. Friendly, personable attitude
3. Excellent communication skills
4. Self-motivated and able to operate independently and in a group setting
5. Knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Office and Outlook
6. Background check will be conducted

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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Residential Property Manager

Residential Property Management -- Central Ohio

CASTO is currently seeking a Property Manager for Central Ohio. CASTO is a best place to work in Columbus, a top 100 Healthiest Employer, and offers competitive salary and incentives.

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 owners objectives which includes: maintaining a 95% 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. Convert prospects to leases
2. Drive property for Inspection and liabilities
3. Review status report
4. Manage office and maintenance staff
5. Review and Approve or Decline Applications
6. Resident concerns, complaints and issue's
7. Assist with prospects and leasing duties as needed
8. Review and brainstorm for marketing strategies
9. MRI reports per monthly calendar
10. Focus on Economic Occupancy & minimizing concessions
11. 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 Delinquent 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. 95% or greater occupancy maintained monthly
10. Review expenses and track budget/NOI
11. Send property inspection to corporate

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
7. Section 8 experience
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 nine times, a healthy employer six times, and for our work in the community for two 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)
  • Healthiest Employer (2013-2017)
  • Healthiest 100 (2016)
  • Conway Center for Family Business (2014-2016)
  • 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)

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