Paramount Capital Advisors (PCA) provides strategic advisory for debt financing and equity placements for institutional and individual real estate investors. Paramount Capital Advisors sources capital from a diverse group of institutional capital sources that is unique to the transaction and cost efficient for the sponsor, streamlining the capital raising process.

John Pascal

John Pascal is a Principal 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 | 847.922.2767

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

Matt McClellan

Matt McClellan is a Managing Director of Paramount Capital Advisors. Matt possesses over a decade of experience in the Commercial Mortgage & Investment Banking realms where he is equally vetted in the Upper Middle-Market to Bulge Bracket Capital Markets.


Matt has directly participated on Joint-Ventures with some of the largest Private Equity Firms in the United States; structured, as well as levered executions which encompass over 550 assets across 325+ transactions with a total realized valuation exceeding $8B. Most of Matt’s executions have been placed within the top 20 U.S. Metro Areas.

Matt’s relationships encompass High Net-Worth Family Offices, Life Companies, CMBS, National Balance Sheet Desks, Debt Funds, Regional Banks, the SBA, & Credit Union Networks.

He has ghost-written for major national publications and has direct hands-on decision-making experience on transactions published in the Wall Street Journal & Crain’s.

Matt earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance & Accounting, with a Minor in Economics from DePaul University in Chicago.

In his free-time, Matt enjoys spending his time on the water, traveling, reading, and attending live entertainment.

Email | 224.282.4084

Tyler Cornelius

Tyler Cornelius is a Senior 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