Grandview Avenue Shopping Center | Columbus, Ohio,


CASTO is a privately held, fully integrated real estate services firm dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of client service. With 90 years of successful development and management of commercial, industrial and residential real estate, we continue to utilize our core competencies, market strengths and competitive advantages in ways that produce substantial returns, both financial and non-financial, for our clients, investors, partners and the communities in which our projects are located. We are a team of more than 270 associates who bring diverse talents, perspectives and experience to the CASTO name and believe that the best efforts are rewarded with the best results.


Company founded by Don M. Casto, Sr. in Columbus, Ohio to build single-family homes. After his death in 1963, radio commentator Paul Harvey described Casto as "the man who changed the shopping habits of the free world".


Company shifted its focus to retail with the opening of Grandview Avenue Shopping Center in Columbus, Ohio. Also known as "The Bank Block", the area is still a thriving retail corridor today.


Opened one of the nation’s first regional shopping centers, Town & Country, in suburban Whitehall, Ohio.


Company adds 8,747,780 SF to its portfolio throughout the midwest and gains national prominence as a leader in property management.

In 1951, company opened Mayfair Apartments in Columbus, Ohio, the company’s first apartment community.

Company merges with Columbus developer R.J. Solove Properties acquiring 23 shopping centers and four apartment communities.


Company commits to retail development in Florida and enters North Carolina market with initial acquisition of 1 million square feet of retail in 1995.

Glenmuir, the company’s first new apartment community in 45 years, opened in Columbus, Ohio in 1996.


Winter Park Village, the company’s first mixed-use project, opened in Winter Park, Florida.

In 2001, the company expanded into Cincinnati, Indiana and Illinois with the acquisition of 13 shopping centers.

2010 - Present

Company reinvigorates its residential portfolio with ten projects in the pipeline and a newly expanded single-family home sales program.