Ron Castle Makes Midwest Real Estate News
We are so honored to congratulate Ron Castle, Senior Vice President of the Multifamily Division at Curry Real Estate Services, for being inducted into the Midwest Real Estate 2016 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Such a wonderful accomplishment by an amazing man.
The bio: An impressive 45 years of success began for Ron Castle in a most humble way, back when this real estate veteran was a college student. Back then, Castle painted apartment complexes for the company Ray Brock. Officials there were so impressed by Castle’s professionalism and dedication, that Brock hired him to join the multifamily team at Curry. From these simple beginnings, began an impressive career.
A short 15 years later, thanks to Castle demonstrating his skills at different levels of responsibility, Castle was promoted to senior vice president, leading the company’s multifamily division.
Numbers don’t lie: Through Castle’s leadership, Curry’s multifamily division grew from 1,250 units to its current portfolio of 2,600 units. Most recently, Castle supervised the company’s $11.6 million renovation of its flagship property, Kendallwood Apartments. This included building the community’s new state-of-the-art clubhouse, the re-facing of 33 buildings exteriors and interior updates of individual units.
Quotes make the man: The reasons for a person’s success in his or her industry are vast and varied – sometimes simplistic, sometimes complex. Castle’s reasons are basic but essential.
“The relationships I have built over my 45 years with Curry have been a critical part of my career development,: he said. “Interacting with clients and coworkers is the best part of the job, and it is ultimately what allows me to do my best work. Taking the time to get to know someone, understanding his or her needs and demonstrating your desire to help them achieve their goals makes for an honest, long-lasting business relationship.”
As per usual, with success, come honors. However, Castle has routinely declined submission for awards and recognitions throughout his career so that he can aim those kudos at those around him. In 2013, Castle was recognized for his expertise and reputation for his high ethical standards with his appointment to a receivership in the dispute between a senior living facility, its residents, and their families.
Out-of-office hours: Castle’s dedication toward his industry is reflected in his passion to giving back to his community once the office door closes for the day. In the late 1990’s, his experience in real estate and construction assisted in the redesign and rebuild of his church, the Gashland Presbyterian Church. He is also an active member at Harvesters Community Food Network, serves as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army and joins the Curry Real Estate Services team in supporting other communities throughout the Kansas City metro area.
published in Midwest Real Estate News Dec/Jan 2017 volume 30, issue 13