Paramount Capital Advisors (PCA) provides strategic advisory for debt financing and equity placements for institutional and individual real estate investors. Paramount Capital Advisors matches through persistent interaction with a diverse group of institutional capital sources, capital unique to the transaction and sponsor, streamlining the capital raising process

John Pascal

John Pascal is a Managing Director of Paramount Capital Advisors (PCA). Before joining Paramount, John served in a similar role as Principal of JMB Financial Advisors where he originated over $1 billion of capital.


Prior to JMB, John served as senior vice president and chief investment officer of Brookdale Living Community, a company that provides senior housing nationwide. His experience also includes work as co-chief operating officer of Horizon Bay Management and Senior Lifestyle Corporation and service as executive vice president of Heitman Financial, where he was responsible for acquisition of multi-family, industrial, retail and office properties on behalf of institutional clients.

John earned a master’s degree in business from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois.

Email | 312.767.3320

Sanjeev Misra

Sanjeev Misra is President of Paramount Capital Advisors located in Chicago, Illinois. Sanjeev is responsible for general company strategies, hotel valuation analysis and business development. Sanjeev is also President of Paramount Lodging Advisors, a national hotel advisory team exclusively committed to the hospitality industry.


Sanjeev has also previously served in other capacities such as Director of Real Estate for JHM Hotels in Greenville, SC, managing all real estate holdings for an owner, developer and operator of 35 hotels under 14 franchise brands. He has been responsible for all phases of the development process, as well as all hotel acquisitions and dispositions.

Sanjeev received his Bachelor of Science at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Email | 312.239.0601

Daniel Beider

Daniel Beider is the Chairman of Paramount Capital Advisors with over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry. During his professional career, Daniel has served in a number of roles within the industry. Daniel is located in Paramount’s HQ office in Chicago and is also Chairman of Paramount Lodging Advisors.


Prior to Paramount Capital Advisors, Daniel was the founding member and Managing Director of NAI Global Hotels, which transacted approximately $500,000,000 of hotel assets in its initial 18 months of business. He was recognized by NAI with the Fitzgerald award for the utilization of the NAI system and network. He was also awarded the Global Vision award during his tenure based on the pursuit and development of the Hotel specialty practice group, and was a consistent top performer and multiple member of the Gold Club, which recognized collaborative brokerage. This collaborative brokerage philosophy and a demand for greater industry acumen companywide have been maintained with the launch and ongoing operations of Paramount.


In addition to his tenure at NAI, Daniel also held the position of VP at Mid America Hotel Corporation, acting in numerous capacities in hotel operations, as well as asset managing a family-owned portfolio of hotels.


Daniel is a frequent speaker at Lodging Investment Conferences and has contributed to or been interviewed by numerous lodging and commercial real estate publications. Daniel received his BA from DePaul University in Chicago, where he currently sits on the Advisory Board for the DePaul School of Hospitality Leadership. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the North American Hotel Investment Conference (NATHIC).

Email | 312.239.0574

Tyler Cornelius

Tyler Cornelius is an associate with Paramount Capital Advisors focusing on sourcing the most cost-efficient capital including conventional, SBA, bridge loans and CMBS debt, to meet the financing needs of his clients.


Prior to joining PCA, Tyler worked in investment management at William Blair & Co. assisting in the day to day management and oversight of institutional investment portfolios. Prior to that, he worked in the hospitality industry as a finance and operations manager for Premier Restaurant Group.

Tyler received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University.

Email | 312.584.1360