DEVELOPMENT TEAM

With over 100 years of combined experience, our development team skillfully manages all aspects of the development process. From project feasibility, market evaluation, site acquisition, public entitlements, land planning and engineering our expert team of developers knows how to bring projects to life.

William J. Riat, Partner

Bill Riat joined CASTO as a partner in 1995. Riat is a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University and a Registered Architect. As a Partner, his responsibilities include directing the development and construction of multi-family and mixed-use developments from concept through completion. Riat also oversees all Property Management operations at CASTO. Having built over 18,000 apartment homes, primarily in suburban neighborhoods, he is now focused and passionate about urban and mixed-use developments. Riat believes that preserving historic buildings and maintaining the unique characteristics of neighborhoods throughout a city is an important role of a developer. This philosophy has been proven successful and is exemplified in the successful redevelopment of The Julian shoe factory, The Barrett School, and The Baldwin piano factory in Cincinnati.

Kolby Turnock, Director - Multifamily Development
kturnock@castoinfo.com

Kolby Turnock joined CASTO in 2004 and is involved with all of CASTO's residential development projects. Serving as a Director of Multifamily Development, Turnock has a lead role in implementing our growth & value-add strategy for our portfolio by providing oversight on all multifamily projects from concept to completion, with the responsibility to complete all projects on budget and on-schedule. Prior to joining CASTO, Turnock worked as a planner for the City of Dublin. He received his master's degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University.

Brent Sobczak, Director – Multifamily Development & Finance
bsobczak@castoinfo.com

Brent Sobczak has 10 plus years of commercial real estate experience. He started his career in commercial banking serving most of the developers in Columbus. He joined Casto in 2012, as member of the multi-family development team. His primary focus is on Casto's financial activities throughout the development process. This includes identifying profitable projects and bringing them to market by finding alternative sources of equity, project finance, partnership structuring, and contract negotiation. Brent holds a B.S in Finance and Management from Marshall University and an MBA from Ashland University.

Dana Butler, Senior Project Manager

Dana Butler has been involved in the construction industry for over 40 years. During his career, he has built over 8000 multifamily units, 5000 single family homes, and 1800 condominium units. Prior to joining CASTO, Dana worked at Gemstar Homes, Bob Webb Builders, Qualstan, Ackley Homes, and Continental Real Estate.