Vertical Realty Advisors is a commercial real estate and economic incentive advisory firm. We're a boutique agency focused on tenant representation while providing a holistic approach to economic development.


We are committed to our clients’ best interests throughout their business life and beyond. Through building close working relationships and being accessible 24/7, we offer the highest level of professional advice and support to effectively leverage your real estate interest to positively affect your bottom line.


We understand that your real estate isn't just about bricks and square footage. Your real estate is about the people that inhabit it, the enviornment it creates, and the future it promises. We make a point to immerse ourselves in our clients vision, goals and efforts, with one simple thing in mind 'Your Best Interest'.


With a 360 degree approach to real estate consulting, we specialize in developing and implementing complex real estate strategies with a focus on strategic planning, lease/purchase negotiations, and site selection.


Some of the most important business decisions are centered around real estate. And sometimes, before you make any moves, you want to speak about it with a professional. That's why we're here.


Whether its asset acquisition or disposition, or you're ready to lease new space, we analyze your business objectives and match them with the optimal real estate solution.


Whether its new construction or a historic rehab residential conversion, we understand the complexities and help our clients identify the most efficient and effective process for successfully accomplishing their development project and meeting and exceeding their goals.


Our team draws on years of professional experience within the real estate industry, securing entitlements, assembling a team, and arranging financing.

Curtis E. Schroeder

Managing Partner

Curt, a Certified Public Accountant by trade, is the Managing Partner of Vertical Realty Advisors. Formerly, he was the Chief Financial Officer with the Los Angeles based real estate development firm Skye Partners 2, Inc. Mr. Schroeder spent over fifteen years in the entertainment industry, with an emphasis in financing and real estate transactions, with such high level positions as Vice President of Finance and Taxes at Spelling Entertainment, Inc., Director of Corporate Finance at MGM/United Artists and Chief Financial Officer at a boutique film Production Company. Duties at all three entertainment Companies included negotiating numerous commercial leases, identifying properties for purchase at both the commercial and residential level. Prior to that, he worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Price Waterhouse in the real estate services group. Additionally, Curt holds a California General Contractors License and both California and Missouri Real Estate Broker’s Licenses.

Jeffrey N. Crossland

Managing Partner

Mr. Crossland is a Founder and Principal of Vertical. Jeff Crossland previously had been in Investment Banking from 1985 until 2000 as a member of the Los Angeles Investment Banking department of Prudential Securities Incorporated, executing transactions involving public equity (including several IPO’s), private equity capital raises, high yield debt and private debt placements. He has also extensive experience in financial advisory assignments, having worked on several merger and acquisition transactions for public and private companies. Mr. Crossland has worked as a banker to a number of industries including Real Estate, Retail, Health and Biosciences, Restaurant, Media, Financial Services, Energy Services and Technology. Over the last several years while a Managing Director at Prudential Securities, Mr. Crossland ran the Western Regional Real Estate Investment Banking effort. In this regard, Mr. Crossland orchestrated a host of transactions debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions. In January 2001, Mr. Crossland established Crossland Capital Partners, a broker-dealer focused on real estate institutional private placement capital raising and to provide financial advisory services for selected clients. Over the course of Mr. Crossland’s career, he has been involved in well over a billion dollars of real estate capital raising. Mr. Crossland has a B.S. undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California (USC), a Masters Degree in Taxation from USC and an MBA from Harvard University. Mr. Crossland is a CPA.

Hasan Adelani

Senior Associate

Hasan is an Associate for Vertical Realty Advisors. His primary responsibilities include identifying and brokering new acquisitions. In addition, he handles the company's advisory and brokerage assignments which focus on corporate relocations and tax incentive consultation. Prior to joining Vertical Realty Advisors, Hasan was a consultant with Laurel & West in New York city where he handled project analysis and arranged real estate financing for commercial properties.


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Contact info

1136 Washington Avenue No. 303
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314.713.9261
fax: 213.477.2139
Email: info@verticalra.com