Our Mission is Clear

Continental Lease Advisors LLC (“CLA”) is a specialized lease and financial due diligence company comprised of the best talent and experience in the Chicagoland area.    

We represent national, regional and local equity and debt investors in connection with their acquisition, ownership, operation, management, and financing of commercial properties from coast-to-coast.  CLA also provides outsourced lease administration to national corporate and retail users.

Michael Schwartz

Michael and his team of finance and real estate professionals, CPAs and paralegals bring a combined 90+ years of experience in commercial real estate transactional due diligence. 

The Company was founded by Michael Schwartz, a former practicing real estate attorney and recently retired Principal at a top-5 national accounting and consulting firm.  

Past projects have ranged from one-off investments valued at $1 million, to multi-asset portfolio acquisitions valued at $15+ billion.  Asset classes serviced include office, industrial, retail, cell towers, multi-family and hospitality.