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Real Estate Group in Naperville, IL
Caton Commercial Real Estate Group is a third-party brokerage which specializes in Commercial Leasing & Sales, Acquisitions, Industrial, Farmland, 1031 Exchanges, Property Management, tenant representation, and Businesses for Sale in the Chicagoland CBD and Suburbs. Each of our associates is trained to represent each client through every phase of the site selection and negotiation process, providing top representation for effectively maximizing the value of your commercial real estate. Caton Commercial represents national and global accounts on the tenant and asset representation as well.
"Caton Commercial was excellent."
A digital marketing agency hired Caton Commercial to locate a professional office space. The team provided guidance, managed negotiations, and eventually secured a five-year lease.
"Caton Commercial was excellent."
Aug 28, 2020
An expert team, Caton Commercial found an excellent space on a great property which led to an uptick in business. They relied on their experience and knowledge of the area to find the best locations, tailoring the search to the client’s needs.
A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I’m the former CEO of Design & Promote, a digital marketing agency.
What challenge were you trying to address with Caton Commercial Real Estate Group?
When I started my business, I was working out of my house, but I wanted a more professional presence. I reached out to Caton Commercial to find a nice office space.
What was the scope of their involvement?
I started off by telling Caton Commercial what I was looking for, and they provided me with suggestions on what the best space for my business would be. We set a budget and figured out how long the lease should be.
We checked out a few office spaces, and Caton Commercial eventually started negotiating. When we found my office, I didn’t like the way it was configured, so they ended up gutting the space and rebuilding it the way I wanted.
What is the team composition?
I worked with a couple of people, including Christina (Partner) and Steve (Partner). There were a few admin people involved as well, when Christina wasn’t available.
How did you come to work with Caton Commercial Real Estate Group?
I was a member of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce, and Christina was on my team. I knew her for many years before working with her, so I naturally considered her first when I needed to find a space.
What is the status of this engagement?
It took about two months to get everything figured out.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
The team found me a beautiful location. There’s a glass atrium in the entryway with a waterfall, and when I first walked in, there were two glass doors to my office with my logo already on it. I ended up with a five year lease. I felt like I got the best deal and location.
Once I moved in, I immediately realized that Canton Commercial was right about the type of office space they said I needed. Having such a nice space lent more credibility to the business, and having the office located so well meant I was able to pick up more clients.
How did Caton Commercial Real Estate Group perform from a project management standpoint?
Caton Commercial was excellent. As the project progressed, we were in communication every couple of days. They were very accessible, but not to the point of being overbearing. They struck the right balance.
What did you find most impressive about them?
The professionalism and the quality of their contacts stand out. They were very well acquainted with the area, and they knew which buildings were worth my time and which weren’t. In the end, I didn’t have to do any work; I could just trust their guidance.
Are there any areas they could improve?
There’s nothing that comes to mind.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Trust what Caton Commercial is telling you because they have a lot of experience and expertise.