Bill Caton, CIPS

CEO | Partner | Managing Broker

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Bill's Story:

Founder and Co-Owner Bill Caton's background in the service industry has spanned more than 40 years. Teacher, Realtor, and Broker-Owner and CEO of his own company. Caton Commercial Real Estate Group. He believes in personalized, quality service based on experience that brings value to his clients. Currently, Caton Commercial has full-time commercial Brokers with expertise in the areas of retail, leasing, industrial sites, commercial sales, property management, farm sales and 1031 Exchanges.

Personally, Bill specializes in commercial development, farmland sales, 1031 exchanges, and commercial and industrial leasing and sales. He lists and sells hotels, commercial land, farm land, retail centers, and commercial lots.

Bill has served two terms as President of the Plainfield Rotary, and he is a founding member if the Kiwanis Club of Plainfield. Additionally, Bill is an on-going member of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce for Economic Development Council, and a member of the Chicago Farmers Association, Will County Farm Bureau, and Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He is an investor and past board member of Will County Center for Economic Development Council.

Bill is Past President and a Board Member of the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors, and is on the NICAR Board of Directors. Bill is also the Chairman of NICAR's Commercial Global Business Council. In addition, Bill is part of the Illinois Realtors (IR) where he has served as Chairman of the Commercial/Industrial/Investment Committee and IR Global Committee. Bill is currently a member of the Global Working Group, the Public Policy & Government Affairs Member Involvement Group, and is a major
investor in REALTORS Political Involvement Committee.

Bill emphasizes his belief that Caton Commercial should take the lead in shaping communities where they do business to ideal places to live, work, and prosper, through a commitment to positive change, communication, and diligent research.

Working in Commercial Real Estate Since:

  • 1984

Primary License ID:

  • 475.091984

Primary License State:

  • IL

Specializes in:

  • Brokerage: Commercial Investment
  • Buyer Representation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Exchange
  • Market Analysis
  • REIT
  • REO
  • Valuation

Market Areas:

  • Chicago Metropolitan Area
  • Chicago Southwest Suburbs


  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, Kiwanis Club of Plainfield
  • Member, Will County CED
  • Member, Chicago Farmers Association
  • Member, Will County Farm Bureau
  • Member, Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

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