Amy J. Hall, 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 both ground up development of master planned communities, enclosed regional shopping centers and established retail shopping centers. As Caton Commercial's COO Amy oversees the day to day operations and growth of Caton. Prior to joining Caton she led the day to day operations and training and development of the LM Commercial Real Estate brokerage and development divisions. Hall has extensive experience in retail lease negotiations, strategic planning, sales training and development, staff architecture, performance management and optimization, ground up and repositioning development of retail assets, maximizing ancillary income revenue streams, budgeting and forecasting.

Professional development and continuing education is one of Ms. Hall’s passions. She has helped educate and train thousands of leasing professionals over a nine year period of teaching and facilitating for her own organizations and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). She is a shopping center industry thought leader; actively participating in ICSC since 2005; having served as co-chair to the first ICSC NOI+ Conference Program Planning Committee, serves on the curriculum advisory committee, instructs at both the University of Shopping Centers Wharton and USC Lusk School of Business, John T. Riordan Schools for Retail Real Estate Professionals in Scottsdale and Miami, participated in various panel discussions as both a moderator and panelist, facilitated sessions at SPREE, MOCIAL and RECon, hosted webinar sessions and was appointed an ICSC Ambassador in 2016. Amy also enjoys mentoring new real estate professionals through both ICSC and The Goldie Initiative.

As an active member of the community and philanthropic supporter, she currently serves as a board member for the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, is a past president of her women’s philanthropic educational organization - PEO Chapter MV Hinsdale and on the fundraising committee for the O’Brien School for the Maasai. Amy sings with the Community Presbyterian chancel choir and is married with two step-daughters. Amy holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Psychology and Master of Arts in Professional Development.


  • CRX (Certified Retail Property Executive)
  • CLS (Certified Leasing Specialist)
  • SLD (Specialty Leasing Designation)


  • LAI – Lambda Alpha International
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • CCIM – Chicago Chapter
  • IREM
  • Women In Retail Leasing, Chicago, IL
  • Board of Director, Elgin Youth Symphony
  • Past President, Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter MV Hinsdale


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

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