Our Approach


Vestian was established in 2010 by the founder and former executives of Equis Corp., recognized as the undisputed leader in comprehensive, conflict-free occupier services for more than 20 years. When Equis became part of a larger organization that also represents landlords, the principals formed Vestian to re-establish a comprehensive range of dedicated occupier services, with state-of-the-art technology and top-notch market data to ensure the highest quality decision support of any corporate real estate services organization.

Our Team

Global Management

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Michael Silver

Chairman | Managing Broker

Michael drives Vestian Group’s global oversight and vision. In 1984 he founded Equis Corporation, which over two decades, became the world’s largest real estate services firm focused exclusively on serving corporate space users. Michael sold Equis to pursue new investment opportunities in 2006, the same year he received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is also an active member of the World Presidents’ Organization.

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Shrinivas Rao

Chief Executive Officer

A founding member of Vestian, Shrini is responsible for the firm’s expansion in South Asia and provides personal oversight of assignments throughout the Asian markets. He has more than two decades of experience assisting multinational corporations with portfolio planning, expansion/relocation initiatives and workplace fit-out. Working with Cushman & Wakefield, Colliers and Equis prior to Vestian, Shrini has been a leader in organized real estate consultancy since its inception in South Asia. A hands on leader, Shrini is committed to delivering on client expectations and quality.

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Razi Uddin

Chief Financial Officer

Razi has over 20 years of experience in consulting and portfolio management, starting with Arthur Andersen & Company before joining Vestian. With a deep understanding of corporate finance, he plays a key role in tax advisory, investment valuation, treasury management and construction finance processes. Razi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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Clarence Seah

Deputy Managing Director - China

Over the past 20 years, Clarence has served in leadership roles of leasing, project and facilities management operations in key markets throughout China. As the head of China operations for Equis and UGL Premas, he developed and led project management and transaction advisory operations across the country, establishing a reputation for quality service and strong client relationships. Clarence holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction with honors from the National University of Singapore.

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Francine Niemiec

President - Account Services

Francine leads the US Occupier Solutions and Services business. She brings more than 20 years of diverse real estate experience, including leading the real estate and construction group for a Fortune 500 company, giving her a unique perspective of end-user needs. She is recognized for her ability to build and lead high performing teams. Francine earned her BA in Economics and Spanish Literature from Vanderbilt University.

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Joseph W Sprouls

Vice Chairman

Mr. Sprouls is a highly recognized commercial real estate executive who has held senior leadership roles with some of the world’s leading financial institutions. Most recently, Mr. Sprouls was Executive Vice President and head of MetLife Global Corporate Services. In this role, Mr. Sprouls was responsible for approximately 1500 properties occupied by MetLife in over 50 countries. Prior to MetLife, Sprouls was Managing Director, Real Estate Investments, and Global Head of Citigroup Realty Services. In the latter role, Mr. Sprouls was responsible for all of Citigroup’s occupied real estate worldwide. The Citigroup portfolio consisted of over 13,000 locations in 106 countries, and contained over 100 million square feet of occupied and subleased space. Mr. Sprouls also served as general counsel of real estate for the parent company; and was concurrently responsible for the real estate investment fund business.

Visit Our Offices

Chicago, IL

300 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60654
T: +1 312 880 4020

New York, NY

1450 Broadway
12th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Los Angeles, CA

10100 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Raleigh, NC

4819 Emperor Blvd.
Suite 400
Durham, NC 27703

Atlanta, GA

715 Peachtree St NE
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30308


First Floor, West Wing,
DuParc Trinity, #17, MG Road,
Bangalore – 560 001
T: +91 80 4062 0100


B -1210, Kanakia Wall Street,
Chakala, Andheri Kurla Road,
Andheri (East)
Mumbai - 400093
T: +91 22 6245 7100

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#1, 3rd Floor, Apeejay Business Centre,
Apeejay House, 39/12 Haddows Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 006
T: +91 44 28304144


1st Floor,1-48/243, Plot no. 243,
B-Block, Kavuri Hills, Near D-Mart,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500081
T: +91 40 40620100


Level 6, Pentagon P2,
Magarpatta City, Pune,
Maharashtra 411028
T: +91 20 4014 7722
T: 6648 8609
T: 6710 9009


RDB Boulevard, Plot K -1, 8th Floor,
Sector V, Block EP & GP,Salt Lake City
Kolkata – 700091
T: +91 33 6637 4806


Unit 1207, No.546
Changning Road, Changning District,
Shanghai 200 050
T: +86 21 3255 6366

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Level 6, Block B, Luck Tower, No.3, Dongsanhuan Road (N), Chaoyang District, Beijing
T: +86-10 64130971


Unit 702, Taikoo Hui Tower 1,
No.385, Tianhe Road, Tianhe District,
Guangzhou 510620
T: +86-20 2886 3452

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Careers with Vestian

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As Vestian expands, we’re looking for skilled real estate professionals who share our commitment to client-focused service. Vestian offers a team environment for professionals to do impactful, engaging work with a high degree of integrity and transparency to clients, and the technology and tools to succeed. An equal opportunity employer, Vestian strives for a diverse workforce where everyone’s ideas are heard and career development opportunities abound. Real estate experience is important, but a can-do attitude and drive to deliver results are paramount. If this sounds like you, join us as we build the best team in the commercial real estate business!

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