Vestian Expands Global Footprint

Creating EMEA Division

Chicago, IL – Vestian, a global commercial real estate firm, announces the expansion of its European, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) operation with the opening of its London office. Headquartered in Chicago, and with offices throughout the U.S., India and China, the opening of the EMEA office further expands Vestian’s global presence

Leading the EMEA team in London is Stephen Pannell, MRICS. Pannell, with 30 years of real estate and corporate experience, has led major business location and workplace projects in the UK and globally. Pannell has also held several director positions in investment and development companies. “We are thrilled to have Stephen lead our EMEA presence in London,” said Michael Silver, Chairman of Vestian. “His vast experience in developing large institutional and commercial projects as well as the acquisition and disposal of multiple real estate assets is ideally suited to meet our clients’ growing international needs.”

“Joining Vestian gives me the opportunity to serve our clients on a global basis, helping them to simplify complex real estate decisions in an ever-changing and dynamic real estate landscape,” stated Pannell. “With offices around the world, our diverse team is able to deliver true business partner models to our clients and enabling them to take control of their real estate issues.”

Along with Pannell in London, rounding out the global leadership team supporting EMEA region is Shrinivas Rao, CEO of Vestian and APAC’s Region lead who is responsible for the firm’s expansion in South Asia and Francine Niemiec, President Account Services and America’s Region lead.

“Vestian is a strong believer in going where the opportunities are and working with our clients to ensure they’re making informed real estate decisions,” added Silver. “With the creation of our EMEA division, Vestian clients can be assured that their global real estate needs will be met with a business advocate that will help them find their voice.”

“Vestian continually challenges the norm,” said Pannell. “The Vestian team has a well-documented track record, which is why the world’s best companies turn to us for consistently high-quality service. Every assignment is ensured by senior principal involvement and is supported by the full breadth of talent and services across our global team.”

About Vestian

Founded in 2009, Vestian is a full-service real estate firm focusing exclusively on occupiers. With offices in the U.S., India, Europe and China, Vestian helps clients transform their real estate holdings into distinct competitive advantages.

Vestian offers cohesive portfolio strategy and management, transaction advisory, corporate finance, project services, workplace integration, data management, facilities management and audit and recovery.

Vestian serves leading organizations in a range of market sectors catering to IT, retail, hospitality and biotech companies including Bayer Corp., Bosch, Cargill, Chrysler, 3M, Puma, Mercedes-Benz, Ryder, CSL Plasma, Texas Instruments, Union Pacific, Nike, Ericsson, Caterpillar and many others. More information can be found at

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