Board Member: Cassie Testa
Director of Residential Sales and Leasing, Testa Companies
The Testa Companies is an umbrella brand that represents a collection of companies related to the real estate development industry. From design, development and construction to branding, marketing, sales, management and building maintenance.
Testa Companies was founded in 1967 with the creation of Testa Builders, Inc. and has twice made the INC Magazines list of fastest growing privately held companies in the US. Along with many other accolades both locally and nationally, Testa is the only contractor to be named Builder of the Year 4 times by the Home Builders Association. Testa’s portfolio spans several states, includes over 700 properties and more than 2 million square feet of office, retail, medical and educational facilities. Testa has developed over 6,000 mixed use and residential units and at one time was producing as many as 1,500 homes per year. They have developed several notable projects including the first aids housing facility and first vertical parade of homes site in the country along with the first for sale urban housing product in downtown Akron and the city’s first new hotel in 40 years. Most recently Cassie and her husband Joel developed The Northside Marketplace, a retail incubator that that assisted eBay in selecting Akron as the first pilot city in the US for a retail revival program and is currently being featured in a documentary about small businesses by American Express.
Cassie is a graduate of Kent State University and a licensed REALTOR in Ohio. She oversees the residential sales and leasing for Testa Companies and directly manages several properties in their Midwest portfolio. In addition to setting several performance records at Testa, she has been honored with the Rookie of the Year and Gold Sales Level awards by the Home Builders Association. She is an active member of the Akron-Cleveland Association Board of Realtors, Home Builder’s Association Board of Trustee, HBA Membership, Leadership and Engagement Committees, sits as a Board of Directors for the non-profit, Formerly Homeless Foundation, which has effectively end homelessness in Akron. Additionally, Cassie and her husband have co-chaired the Summa Sapphire Ball Corporate Committee raising over one million dollars for the Hospital Foundation.
Cassie and Joel are avid runners who enjoy traveling to new cities, spending time with their three beautiful children, and love helping to grow the Akron Community!