Amy J. Hall, CRRP, CRX, CLS, SLD

Chief Operating Officer

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Amy's Story:

Since 1997, Amy has enjoyed a fruitful career in the commercial real estate industry, involved in ground up development of master planned communities and enclosed regional shopping centers; established retail real estate leasing and management; and third-party brokerage and property management. As Caton Commercial’s COO, Amy oversees the day-to-day operations and strategic growth of Caton. Prior to joining Caton she led the development and leasing divisions for another commercial real estate firm. Hall has extensive experience in ground up and repositioning of retail assets, commercial real estate transaction negotiations, commercial property management, staff architecture, performance management and optimization, sales and leadership training and development, business line creation, strategic planning, tactical implementation, and budgeting and forecasting.

Professional development and continuing education are Hall’s passions. Since 2005 she has helped to educate, mentor, coach and train hundreds of industry professionals for both employers and industry associations, such as CAR, CCIM, the Goldie Initiative and ICSC. She is a commercial real estate industry thought leader; actively participating in various industry conferences and educational institutes. She currently serves on the board of directors for CCIM IL Chapter, the Goldie Initiative, and the ICSC Foundation.

As an active member of the community and philanthropic supporter, she serves as an officer, and past president, of PEO IL Chapter MV (a women’s philanthropic educational organization), on the fundraising committee for the O’Brien School for the Maasai and served as a board of director for the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. She actively volunteers with organizations such as PADS, Family Shelter Services, Chicago Help Initiative, The Amos Group of Community Presbyterian Church, Willowbrook Corner, Feed My Starving Children, the Chicago Food Bank and others. Amy holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Psychology and Master of Arts in Professional Development.


  • CRRP (Certified Retail Real Estate Professional)
  • CRX (Certified Retail Property Executive)
  • CLS (Certified Leasing Specialist)
  • SLD (Specialty Leasing Designation)


  • CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member - Chicago Chapter
  • ICSC - International Council of Shopping Centers (IL State Ambassador, Foundation Mentor, Member)
  • IREM - Institute of Real Estate Management (Member)
  • LAI - Lambda Alpha International (Member)
  • NICAR - Northern IL Commercial Association of Realtors (Member)
  • NICAR Commercial Global Business Network (Member)
  • The Goldie Initiative (Mentor, Member)
  • WIRL - Women In Retail Leasing, Chicago (Member)


  • Bachelor of Professional Studies - Psychology, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
  • Master of Arts Professional Development, Amberton University, Garland, TX