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Who We Are


Vestian is the world’s foremost commercial real estate firm to serve only occupiers, never landlords. We work with our clients to ensure they’re making informed real estate decisions - particularly on the nuances of landlord-driven lease terms and how they can be detrimental to a tenant. Vestian is a focused fiduciary and business advocate helping businesses find their voice.

Vestian was established in 2009 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. 

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 FRICS

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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George Hauch

Head of Americas Operations

George has over 20 years’ experience leading across the full range of corporate real estate services. He brings an operational expertise in developing value-driven solutions and takes a holistic approach to achieving clients goals and objectives. Prior to Vestian, he spent 5 years as the Global Lead of Cushman & Wakefield’s Commercial Solutions Group for Occupier Services. There he focused on the formation of service line strategies along with commercial deal underwriting to execute Transactions, Lease Admin, Facility and Project Management services for major enterprise accounts of Fortune 100 companies. Throughout his career, George has led globally in building out highly active teams in the areas of project, program and portfolio management services. George holds a MBA in Real Estate Finance & Investment along with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

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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.

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Stephen Pannell MRICS

EMEA Regional Lead

Stephen has extensive corporate and real estate experience with over 3 decades in advisory and client-side roles. He has held senior positions in major Plc, public and charity sector organizations including 10 years leading the international operational and trading property divisions at a FTSE250 Plc. Stephen has led major business location and workplace projects in the UK and globally and has held director positions in leisure, investment and development companies, including joint venture vehicles. Operational property experience has included corporate disposals, carve outs, and due diligence on Plc takeovers. He has overseen the effective integration of diverse functional estates, the development of large industrial and commercial projects as well as the acquisition and disposal of multiple real estate assets. Stephen has led multi-discipline teams and successfully delivered both P&L and operational objectives within various business environments. Stephen is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is a Trustee on the Board of a Housing Trust.



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At Vestian, our goal is to help our customers go to work by reimagining their real estate for a better tomorrow. We also want the same for our people. Vestian offers a fast-paced, innovative team environment for our professionals to do impactful, engaging work with a high degree of integrity and transparency to clients, and the technology and tools to succeed. As an equal opportunity employer, Vestian strives for a diverse workforce where we all feel welcomed, valued and empowered to achieve our full potential. Begin uncovering rewarding opportunities at Vestian.

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