Don Casto (Don Casto)

Don Casto

Businessman. Born in Upper Arlington, Ohio, he is recognized as a pioneer in the shopping center industry. He began his career in real estate selling, then building single-family homes, which led to in town real estate properties and the upstart shopping center industry. After World War II, he worked to change the shopping patterns of the new transient society. He expanded commercial construction and built 27 regional shopping centers and malls as far west as Missouri and north to Michigan. At the time of his death at age 65, Casto was known as, “The man who changed the shopping habits of the free world”. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)  Family links:  Children:  Don M Casto (1922 – 1972)* *Calculated relationship

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  • February, 14, 1898
  • USA


  • September, 09, 1963


  • Green Lawn Cemetery
  • Ohio
  • USA

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