Jim Schloemer has been active in real estate development and investment since 1977. In 1979, he co-founded Continental Properties and has been its senior officer since that time. During its 42-year history, Continental has built a diversified portfolio of outstanding retail, multifamily, and hospitality real estate across the United States. Under his leadership, Continental has become a major presence in the real estate development industry. He is the treasurer of the National Multifamily Housing Council, a director of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company and a former director of Park Bank. Jim attended the University of Chicago where he received an MBA with a concentration in finance and Valparaiso University where he received a BS in accounting.