Christina Caton Kitchel Steps in as CEO of Caton Commercial Real Estate Group

April 3, 2024

Naperville, IL – Caton Commercial Real Estate Group is pleased to announce Christina Caton Kitchel as its new Chief Executive Officer. Taking over from her father, Bill Caton, the company’s founder, Christina is positioned to lead the company into its next phase, focusing on collaboration, community, and a commitment to nurturing meaningful relationships. Christina emphasizes, “Real estate goes beyond transactions; it’s about relationships and fulfilling our promise to stakeholders. My goal is to continue the legacy started by my father; guiding the company through the changing commercial market landscape, emphasizing growth, culture, and innovation.”

Forging a Vision Inspired by Legacy and Community

A key part of Christina’s vision will be to leverage the company’s collective expertise to optimize the value of commercial real estate assets for clients while building on the successes of our team members. Christina explains, “We aim to enhance my father’s legacy by supporting the growth of individuals, businesses, and communities. This support isn’t just about financial investments; it’s about providing trusted advisory and resources for our stakeholders and the communities in which we live and work.”

Envisioning a Dynamic Future for Caton Commercial

Christina’s appointment as CEO marks a significant shift in an industry where, as the Commercial Real Estate Alliance United reports, only 1.3% of commercial real estate C-suite positions are held by women, and 36% of real estate firms do not have women in senior executive roles. “Having two women in leadership roles, myself and COO Amy Hall, is profound,” Christina notes. “We hope to inspire more women to enter and lead within the commercial real estate sector.”

A New Chapter Begins

Christina Caton Kitchel’s leadership promises a renewed commitment to the principles that have cemented the company’s reputation in the real estate industry. Christina states “The culture of trust and transparency my father started will continue to set us apart in the commercial real estate world.”

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Caton Commercial Real Estate Group is a leading regional commercial real estate firm of brokers, appraisers, and property managers dedicated to representing the interests of property owners, tenants, and investors.

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