Steve Caton, CCIM, CIPS

Investment Broker/Principal

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Steve's Story:

Steve Caton joined the family company in 2003 after graduating from Purdue University. Steve entered the business in retail and industrial leasing, evolving to sales of income producing assets, and then on to developer services. With the major changes in the marketplace since 2008, Steve has been focusing on REO assets for local, regional, and national banks, as well as distressed dispositions for private owners. He has advised or represented properties for the following banks on their REOs: Wells Fargo, MB Financial, The Private Bank, First Community Bank of Joliet, First Merit Bank, Helios, Marquette Bank, Princeton National, and Inland Bank. Steve recently partnered with the Co-Living Company, Medici Living Group, in their Chicago and Midwest expansion.

Steve is a board member of the local economic development committees of Romeoville and Crest Hill, and is involved with the Will County Center for Economic Development. He takes the approach of working with investors, businesses, and the local communities to properly price assets, and make every transaction a win-win for all involved. Steve has also represented the interests of the following companies with their commercial real estate needs: Medici, Bulldog Ale House, McDonalds, Road Ranger, Marathon Oil, DTD Investments, MB Financial, Lee Fry Properties, Atlas Oil, Circle K, LA Fitness, Limestone Brewing Company, Merlins, Dunkin Donuts, Mid America Development Group, Cambria Hotels, Holiday Inn Express, Nova Cinemas, Nascar Carwash, and Walgreens.

As a member of ICSC, NAR, NICAR, and CCIM, and various chambers of commerce, Steve strives to develop professionally and stay connected in the marketplace to position his clients’ needs with a market expert and to give them an edge. Steve’s primary areas of expertise are commercial leasing and sales, investment sales, land acquisition, and developer representation.

Outside of putting deals together, Steve enjoys photography, skiing, traveling, rock climbing, volunteering, spending time with his family, biking, and playing guitar. Steve is also a board member of New Life for Haiti, a volunteer-based non-for-profit dedicated to rebuilding poverty-stricken regions of Haiti.

Working in Real Estate Since:

  • 2003

Certifications:

  • Illinois Real Estate License: 475.109373
  • Professional License: Real Estate Brokerage

Expertise:

  • Commercial Investment
  • Land Acquisition
  • Buyer Representation
  • Economic Development
  • Principal Investment
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Market Analysis
  • All Property Types
  • Development Services
  • Global Business - CIPS

Market Areas:

  • Illinois: Southwestern & Western Chicagoland (Plainfield, Naperville, Morris, New Lenox, Woodridge, Joliet, Crest Hill, Romeoville, Downers Grove)
  • Austin and Denver

Affiliations:

  • Corporate Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Former Board Member, Plainfield Economic Partnership
  • Former Board Member, Will County Center for Economic Development
  • Advisor, Joliet Downtown Partnership
  • Board Member, Romeoville Economic Development Corp
  • Former Member, Crest Hill Economic Development Committee
  • CCIM Designee -Certified Commercial Investment Institute
  • Member, Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors
  • Board Member - CCIM Illinois Chapter

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