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Our Team
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Alexandra Horton

Director | Marketing

Alexandra leads Vestian’s marketing, public relations, and sales strategies for the U.S. She works to fuel business development efforts, establish and amplify new products and services, and promote the Vestian brand. Alexandra has extensive experience in developing marketing strategies and demand generation methods that enhance awareness, connectivity, and buy-in of services and platforms. Prior to joining Vestian in 2020, Alexandra worked for JLL’s Global Corporate Solutions and Retail businesses. Alexandra is a graduate of Indiana University. +1 312-600-6371

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Andrew Cabrera

Senior Associate | Technology & Research Solutions

Andrew drives Vestian’s technology integration and research solutions, bringing a strong background in international business, business intelligence and analytics. Andrew's role allows him to leverage his background in training, technology, and resource coordination toward adding value to end-users of commercial real estate. Having been immersed in consultancy, sales and technology for his entire professional career, Andrew has overseen various types of project implementation from start to finish. Andrew applied diligent research to help structure and present strategic approaches and coordinate winning teams across North America, with a thoughtful balance between fostering existing client relationships and prospecting new business. With a heightened focus on process streamlining, Andrew has used technological resources to facilitate team collaboration, and has contributed to several successful client relationships throughout his professional career. +1 201-820-5046

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Angel Ruiz

Associate

Angel Ruiz is an industrial and office specialist serving in Vestian’s Los Angeles office. Angel’s career began in the dynamic Southern California real estate market, focusing on central counties in Los Angeles. Angel is a central Los Angeles native making him an expert in the local market. Due to his hard work and ethics, he has established a personal and professional relationship with his clients. He represents a broad range of clients including, individuals, corporations, financial institutions, syndicators, high-income families, and domestic and international investors. He is passionate about helping his clients navigate the complexities of their real estate investments in order to achieve their strategic objectives. He prides himself on his tenacity, problem-solving, and dedication to his clients. +1 310-591-4985

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Becca Lundstrom

Senior Associate

Becca is a Chicago native, bringing 15 years of CRE experience to the Vestian team. After owning and successfully operating a restaurant, she became a specialist in the hospitality industry acquiring and selling properties and businesses. After hundreds of transactions, she broadened her expertise into a wide variety of commercial deals including retail, land acquisitions, and landlord and tenant representation. Becca focuses on listening and strategic consulting to understand her clients’ desires and capabilities, which allows her to maximize successful outcomes for each transaction.

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Ben Spinner

Director

Ben drives Vestian’s Los Angeles Industrial advisory practice. An LA native, Ben brings nearly a decade of industry experience focusing on the region’s Industrial Market. He has a passion for helping growing companies find innovative and creative solutions to their space needs. Throughout his career, Ben has completed well over $100 million in total transactions. His CRE career began at a boutique real estate company in Downtown LA, at which he represented both tenant occupiers and landlords. From there, he joined a national firm to better assist his clients’ evolving needs and work toward building a team. During this time, Ben received a “Rising Star” award, which notices a select few agents as future leaders in the commercial real estate industry. +1 310-700-0088

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Brad Armstrong

Executive Managing Director

Brad’s career spans over 23 years in the commercial real estate industry exclusively representing end users. Prior to Vestian he spent 18 years at Equis Corporation and 5 years at Newmark Knight Frank and built a hallmark representation as a national tenant representation leader. Through his career he has completed headquarters projects for over 20 corporate clients in a vast number of geographies across the United States. His strong industry relationships and expertise in providing unbiased advisory, strategy, and implementation for his clients allows him to best position them within the marketplace. Brad has executed over 8M RSF of tenant representation assignments on behalf of his clients.+1 646-851-0632

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Brian Wilson

Director

Brian has an extensive background in commercial real estate. He began his career with Cushman & Wakefield managing Biotech, R&D, Office, and Retail portfolios. This experience gives him the unique perspective of having worked with tenants in multiple phases of a tenant’s life-cycle, from acquisition of space through a tenant’s occupancy. He has experience working with many industries in New York City, ranging from financial services to technology and media. Brian graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Business Economics. +1 619-316-9784

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Bruce Hoffman

Managing Director

Bruce is a native of Los Angeles and has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate and leadership roles, assisting corporations on new and restructured leases, property acquisitions, dispositions, and long-term strategic planning. His geographical portfolio experience includes most regional areas throughout California, as well other Western states. However, throughout his career, he has negotiated leases as well as property sales in more than 30 states outside of California. His ability to negotiate difficult and complicated transactions has benefited his clients throughout his career. In addition, Bruce’s ability to successfully work with others has always been one of his strength.
Previously, Bruce spent 20 years at Equis Corporation, assisting in the growth of its tenant representation practice throughout California and other western states. Outside of his professional career, his passions include expertise in the practice of martial arts, golf and spending time with family and friends. +1 310-600-1667

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Bryant McKenzie

Associate

Bryant is a key leader in Vestian’s Atlanta office, bringing specific expertise in multi-market advisory, portfolio optimization strategy, lease negotiations, and headquarter relocation analyses in which economic incentives played a role. Bryant’s strong work ethic and love of problem solving, paired with his goal of unbiased advisory and strategy, allow him to put his clients in the best position possible within the marketplace. Bryant joined Vestian in 2020 from Lee & Associates, Atlanta, where he specialized in office tenant representation. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in advertising and minor in business. +1 312-880-4020

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C J Ryan

Managing Director | Sales & Operations

C J works with clients and prospects to understand their real estate goals and develop the right solutions to reduce cost, improve speed-to-market, and deliver consistent services everywhere. He is proven at creating strong outcomes for clients by asking the right questions to fully understanding issues, developing cohesive solutions, and consistently delivering on commitments. C J is a graduate from the University of Kansas. +1 312-600-6359

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Chris McKone

Director

Chris brings over 15 years of experience in client service and partner development to Vestian. He is focused on industrial clients, both in Chicago and throughout the US. His passion is understanding his clients’ unique needs and helping them find the right space to operate at their full potential. Chris has a keen understanding of how to create the best leverage for his clients. Chris graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Miami University. +1 312-880-4035

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Christina Scott-Ogle

Senior Associate | Administration & Design

Christina is an integral part of the Vestian team, providing support to colleagues in NYC as well as collaborating across the US. Prior to joining Vestian, she worked with Capstone Realty Advisors where she was responsible for office operations and administrative and marketing support. Christina uses her marketing and operations background to support both sales and execution. Christina is a graduate of the City College of New York where she received her BA in Electronic Design and Multimedia with a minor in publishing and editing.

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CJ Walters

Senior Associate

CJ is a tenant and buyers representation specialist located in Charlotte, NC. He has negotiated a wide array of transactions, though his specialty is helping international companies establish and grow a US presence. CJ best serves his clients through his excellent communication, research, negotiation, and problem solving skills. When not in the office, you will find CJ heavily involved in the German American Chamber of Commerce and his alma mater, UNC-Charlotte. +1704-430-7534

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Claire Sanders

Associate

Claire brings eight years of design and project management experience to Vestian’s Project Management team. She understands the unique challenges of retail projects; and has specific experience successfully delivering full-scope PM for Walgreens and US Bank. Claire’s strong problem solving skills and belief in active and early risk identification and escalation help her achieve superior project results. Claire is a strong collaborator and builds consensus among her project teams. She has won multiple awards, including the prestigious Urban Land Institute Carolinas 2018 Urban Ideas Competition.
Claire holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois and completed her masters of Real Estate Development from Clemson University. +1 312-880-4020

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David Green

Director | Portfolio & Analytics

David joined the Vestian team in 2019, bringing a broad array of experience in the Raleigh-Durham market. His work history and community involvement combine to provide a unique perspective from which to strategize with clients. Prior to joining Vestian, he spent several years as Leasing Director for Scientific Properties, a local developer, managing over 500,000 square feet of office and lab space in the downtown Durham Market, before expanding into general brokerage and lobbying work. He is active in trade associations, community groups and local volunteering efforts. He is former Chair of NAIOP Raleigh-Durham’s Government Affairs Committee, current Chair of the Recreation Advisory Committee for the City of Durham and a proud Board Member of the Durham Parks Foundation. +1 919-605-0804

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Dan Piskadlo

Senior Portfolio Manager

Dan began his career at Equis as a local tenant representative in NYC, and brings 20 years’ commercial real estate experience to Vestian. While at Equis, Dan expanded his expertise to span Portfolio and Transaction Management for several national clients. Prior to joining Vestian, Dan spent 7 years with Cushman & Wakefield. Although now based in Boston, his experience is national. Dan has successfully managed deals in 41 states for clients across a broad range of industries and sectors, established a proven track record of managing high transaction volume, and developed a reputation for providing thoughtful, context-driven solutions and advice. His strong client work and relationships have led him to win several client service awards. +1 917-363-0744

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David Starr

Managing Director

David brings to Vestian over 15 years’ experience specializing in local and global client representation. He has a focus in Private Equity and advises occupiers on how to drive value, avoid unnecessary costs, and maximize real estate holdings. He takes pride on his relentless determination of putting the client first surrounding them with the right team and company resources. David has worked with numerous global Fortune 500 corporations. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and CoreNet. David is an avid golfer, skier and enjoys the outdoors. +1 973-271-8492

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Dennis Burnside

Executive Managing Director

Dennis Burnside has a 30-plus year resume of serving large and small corporate organizations, the economic development community, and the commercial real estate service and investment industry. His experience and commitment to excellence enable him to deliver a superior level of service to his clients. Dennis specializes in site consultancy, real estate advisory, transactions and portfolio management services. His client list reflects a diverse range of industries and client size with local, regional and international presence. Dennis’ Economic Development expertise includes business attraction programs, industry cluster and economic impact studies, and community positioning, as well as acting as ad hoc director and advisor for all aspects of the economic development process. Prior to joining Vestian, Dennis was the president of Juniper Solutions, which provided site selection and economic development consultancy. Before founding Juniper, he was a partner with Mohr Partners Inc. overseeing the Cleveland office for five plus years. +1 216-408-7270

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Don Gill

Managing Director

Don is an industry veteran with a passion for helping retailers succeed. Before joining Vestian, he served as a Vice President for Baum where he successfully represented both corporate and franchise owned retailers select and negotiate optimal sites. Prior to Baum, he spent over 12 years on the owner’s side with Inland, gaining invaluable knowledge of what motivates owners. This experience enables Don to negotiate the best possible leases for his clients. He is known for his strong industry relationships and ability to bring pre-market information to his clients. Don is an active member of ICSC and served on the ICSC next generation committee. +1 312-880-4020

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Greg Krzysko

Senior Managing Director

Greg is an energetic, driven and accomplished business leader with a diverse professional background, broad transactional experience, top-ranked MBA credentials and engineering experience. Greg has over 25 years of professional experience spanning commercial real estate, corporate finance and engineering consulting. He has deep expertise in strategic planning, financial decision making, operations management, transaction structuring, negotiations and cross-functional team leadership. Greg has demonstrated success in marketing and business development with significant experience selling to large organizations and presenting to C-level executives. His reputation for leadership, creativity, efficiency, organization and attention to detail fuel his strong client relationships and results-driven negotiations and closings.+1 312-961-6792

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Greg Woodrow

Associate

Greg joins Vestian’s Chicago headquarters office as a tenant representative and real estate advisor. As a graduate from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he studied International Economics and Mandarin Chinese. Being well versed in multi-market tenant representation, he has successfully assisted in the completion of several portfolio analyses, corporate headquarters relocations, lease negotiations, as well as general portfolio optimization. Greg aims to provide clients with inclusive and holistic solutions in addition to assisting clients with personalized and innovative problem solving. +1 720-454-2069

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Gregg Espach

Executive Managing Director

Gregg has spent the past 15 years of his career in the commercial real estate industry exclusively representing end users. Prior to Vestian he spent 11 years at Equis Corporation and 4 years at Newmark Knight Frank and built a reputation for a strong attention to detail and being a strategic advocate for his clients. Gregg aligns his client's business with real estate and develops a real estate strategy for implementation to drive results and provide his clients with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Gregg has advised on over 4M RSF of tenant representation transactions on behalf of his clients globally. +1 646-851-4022

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James Vu

Director

James Vu leads Vestian’s Western U.S. division, operating out of our Los Angeles office. James brings nearly a decade of experience in the industry, with deep expertise in the industrial sector. He specializes in helping industrial occupiers and users rethink their approach to real estate; and brings specific knowledge of specialized industries from textile and food processing to transportation and logistics. James has significant experience executing sale leasebacks, leased investments, landlord and tenant representation assignments, land developments, project management, build-to-suits, and portfolio planning & management strategies. Prior to joining Vestian, James worked at the longest-running commercial real estate firm based out of L.A. +1 310-729-4575

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Jack Petrie

Director

Jack Petrie has specialized in tenant representation for over 25 years in the New York City marketplace. His typical client is a founder or entrepreneur looking for dedicated and unconflicted representation in navigating the many complexities of the NYC leasing and construction practices. Some of Jack’s clients include Amazon, Clarifai, First Round Capital, Grovo, Healthination, Innroad, Sailthru, Seatgeek and Square 1 Bank.
Jack started his career at Equis Corporation and has spent time at LaSalle Partners, Staubach Company, CRESA Partners and T3 Advisors. Jack holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from New York University.

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Jason Carter

Director

Jason Carter has over 14 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry with specific expertise in capital markets. Based in Atlanta, GA, Jason joined Vestian in February 2020 to assist in growing Vestian’s Atlanta business. Jason advises a diverse client base through real estate strategies that minimize risk, reduce occupancy costs, and increase their bottom line. +1 404-242-6380

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Jason Sheehy

Senior Managing Director

Jason serves as Vestian’s Colorado market leader, bringing more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. He has dedicated his career representing office space users both in the Denver Metro Area as well as nationally. Over the past decade, he has worked to produce more than $2 billion in transaction value.
His focus on implementing creative solutions and strategic plans for his clients’ portfolios has been the cornerstone of his work. Jason’s proactive approach and tenacious commitment to providing workplace solutions have directly enabled his clients to modify their portfolios, while reducing occupancy costs and achieving long-term strategic goals. He has worked with many esteemed clients, including Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, Allstate, IHS Inc., General Electric, U.S. Bancorp, BAE Systems, Autodesk, Ch2m, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, PCL Construction, and Encana Corporation.
When Jason is not working, he, his wife and young son are active in the Denver community. In addition, he enjoys golfing, skiing and all the Colorado outdoors have to offer. +1 303-884-4342

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Jeremy Done

Managing Director | Sales & Accounts

Jeremy is a strategic business partner that develops lean centralized real estate solutions for organizations looking to grow with agility and flexibility. He leverages his end user experience with world class organizations to empathize and offer a value-add perspective on strategy within office, retail, and industrial portfolios. His entrepreneurial spirit fuels his desire to make impact and empower his clients to move the needle for their business. +1 214-394-8840

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Jordan Mittman

Managing Director

Jordan joined Vestian in 2019 and has over twelve years of commercial real estate experience. Jordan has a diverse commercial real estate background as an investor, lender, and capital raiser that he brings to bear when advising and servicing clients. Prior to joining Vestian, Jordan was the Vice President of real estate for the United States at Selina, a hospitality company. Prior to Selina, Jordan was a member of Greenhill’s Real Assets Capital Advisory group, a conduit loan originator at MC-Five Mile Commercial Mortgage Finance, and a real estate investor at Five Mile Capital Partners, a real estate private equity fund. Jordan received a B.A. in History from Georgetown University and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance. +1 203-280-3015

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Joseph P McLaughlin

Executive Managing Director

A strong champion of tenant interests, Joseph exemplifies integrity, energy, creativity, and thoroughness. He is committed to providing honest, collaborative support for all Vestian clients, from tech startups and non-profits to financial services companies, architectural firms, and media organizations. His successful career spans more than twenty years, during which period he has represented tenants and landlords on over one million square feet of transactions. Notable transactions completed by Joseph have included Atari’s New York headquarters, Lot18’s sub-lease and relocation of 20,000 square feet, and office centers for America Works across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Prior to Vestian, Joseph was the founder and managing partner of Capstone Realty Advisors. Under his leadership the firm grew into one of New York’s leading tenant representation organizations, with numerous clients across Manhattan. He has also worked at the Kaufman Organization and Newmark Knight Frank. Joseph holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from Oneonta State University and a New York State Real Estate Brokers License. +1 917-750-9242

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Kevin Slesh

Managing Director

Kevin has 25 years of experience creating and implementing strategic initiatives for a range of real estate portfolios. He brings a practical and collaborative approach to solving complicated real estate transactions.
Prior to joining Vestian, he spent 15 years leading strategic real estate efforts at Case Western Reserve University with attention on economic and community development. The primary focus of the efforts at CWRU was the development of a commercial area or “college town” adjacent to campus for the benefit of the university and neighboring community. In addition, he established best practices for asset, project, and property management of the university’s commercial real estate portfolio.
Throughout his career, Kevin has been an insightful and creative partner for mixed use, retail, and multifamily development efforts. Kevin holds a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve along with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Ohio State. +1 216-409-2564

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Lindsey Peecher

Associate

Lindsey joins Vestian’s transactions advisory team, supporting our real estate advisors across the Western region of the U.S. Prior to Vestian, Lindsey held positions within various commercial real estate sectors including Valuation and Advisory for Cushman & Wakefield, as well as Asset Operations for a Private Equity firm. Lindsey’s strong analytical background helps her deliver best-in-class results for our clients.

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Luke Wolbrink

Director

Luke brings over a decade of Program and Construction Management experience ranging from small coffee shops to high-rise hotels to Vestian. His variety of experience is bound together by a strong focus on finding creative solutions to complex challenges. Luke has a track record focusing on his client’s needs and sensitivities while leveraging the experience of other professionals to deliver the desired end product smoothly and successfully. Luke holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Purdue University. +1 312-660-6366

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Mack Bowman

Senior Associate

Mack joined Vestian in August of 2020 coming from Jones Lang LaSalle’s Detroit office. He focused primarily on tenant representation for industrial clients. Mack graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2017. He brings over three years of experience working with industrial users helping them develop effective real estate solutions. +1 312-880-4020

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Mark Urbanowicz

Managing Director

Mark Urbanowicz has 22 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry, gaining him significant expertise in transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, lease advisory and cost reduction, monetizing assets, portfolio planning and management and exit strategies. Mark helps clients solve a broad range of complex real estate problems through his in-depth understanding of market and financial analytics. Mark has advised a diverse client base, from large companies to local markets and develops custom solutions for each, often on a deal by deal basis. Throughout his career, Mark has saved his clients over $200 million. +1 312-600-6369

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Matthew B A Geery

Director

Matthew provides real estate advisory and brokerage services to both public and private sector clients. He prides himself in the level of service and protection he offers every client he represents. Matthew’s primary focus includes lease acquisitions and lease dispositions, lease auditing and strategic development, implementation of occupancy cost reduction strategies and advanced lease renewals for both public and private sector clients. He began his career with Colliers ABR in 2005. Prior to joining Vestian, he spent five years at CBRE and seven years at Capstone Realty Advisors. +1 646-507-9283

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Matthew Kurzban

Director

Matt, a member of Vestian’s NY team, brings 13 years of experience representing tenant-occupiers only whose needs are specific to their respective industries.
Matt’s differentiated approach to real estate strategy makes him an advisor, not just a broker. He works to inform and educate tenant-occupiers on market conditions/trends and understands a tenant's position and mission while identifying challenges in order to provide multiple-approach strategy solutions. Matt has represented a wide range of tenants from financial and business sectors, creative media, tech, start-ups, fashion, architecture, gallery and showroom tenants among other industries.
As a native New Yorker; Matt is familiar with all sub-markets, building classes. Understanding a tenant’s needs, criteria and goals is paramount in gaining a tenant’s trust and loyalty. Having executed over 60 leasing transactions throughout his career, Matthew’s business acumen and instincts serve his clients well. Since joining Vestian, Matthew has been focused on servicing tenant-occupier firms with multiple locations. Matthew is also a creative thinker, veteran musician/multi-instrumentalist, accomplished singer, songwriter/guitarist/producer on the NYC music scene for over 30 years. +1 347-524-3922

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Max Scholl

Director

Max brings over 15 years’ real estate experience, specializing in retail and industrial properties as well as Gas Station/Convenience Store management and operations. Max is licensed in Florida and Colorado and has a deep background in executing strategic deals for unique asset types. In Florida, Max acquired distressed gas stations and optimized them operationally to prepare for sale. After five years of focusing on these specialty retail properties, he worked as a real estate paralegal for a transactional law firm, which gave him a keen understanding of closings, leases, and document preparation. In Colorado, Max focuses on identifying cannabis properties and businesses for clients. With a broad entrepreneurial background in management, consulting, and compliance, he offers a wide range of services and resources throughout the leasing process. Max’s experience allows him to assist tenants of all facets and provide support to their business as if it were his own. Max believes patience, perseverance and persistence is what it takes to succeed in tenant representation and finds solutions outside of typical negotiating to get to the finish line. Max holds a B.A. in International Affairs from Florida State University.

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Michael Mangan

Executive Managing Director

Mike has advocated for his clients on over 8.5 million square feet of real estate transactions, including new and restructured leases, property acquisitions, dispositions, and build-to-suit projects. He is a skilled negotiator who ensures leases meet Vestian’s high standards of quality and align with his client’s strategic goals. Prior to joining Vestian in 2016, Mike led the Industrial Brokerage team at Savills Studley. Mike spent his early career at CBRE. He has successfully represented clients such as Nissan, Boeing, Caterpillar, and Georgia Pacific. Mike is a proven mentor of top talent and serves a leader within Vestian. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa. +1 312-880-4022

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Michael Morgret

Managing Director

As Managing Director and leader of Vestian’s capital markets group, Michael Morgret is responsible for delivering strategic consulting and financial services to Vestian’s clients. Michael’s expertise includes location consulting, strategic planning, financial modeling and engineering, structuring and implementation of advanced occupier strategies. Michael brings considerable experience and value through his ability to understand, evaluate and analyze the various types of financial structures and strategies available to occupiers as well as his ability to understand ownership groups or landlords underwriting of real estate investments and their expected return on an investment. Michael has significant experience in advising clients through transactions, structuring build-to-suit projects, lease advisory, cost reduction, capital planning, monetization, portfolio planning & management and exit strategies. Michael is trusted by a range of clients, from large multinational companies to small retail franchisees to develop effective solutions for their complex real estate needs. +1 312-600-6368

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Nicholas Schurer

Senior Associate

Nick joined the Vestian team in 2020. Throughout his career, he has successfully assisted office and industrial occupiers with cost reduction solutions, holistic portfolio analysis, corporate relocations, lease restructures, and renewals. Nick is a proven problem solver and innovative thinker who helps his clients execute effective strategy on difficult and high-stakes assignments to achieve key business objectives. +1 312-880-4020

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Patrick Kobilca

Director

Patrick brings over 7 years of experience to the Vestian team. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Colorado State University, he held positions in Debt Capital Markets, and Sales & Trading. Patrick focuses on central business district tenants who are looking for the strongest advocate to represent only their interests. He works closely with Vestian’s Project Management team because he understands the importance of identifying the full picture of costs to his clients as early as possible.+1 312-880-4033

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Ryan McKinney

Executive Managing Director

Ryan, bringing more than 15 years’ experience, is a senior leader in Vestian’s NYC office. He has spent his entire career in commercial real estate exclusively representing end users. Ryan’s track record includes handling multiple lease transactions totaling over 4.5 million square feet in the New York City area and Nationally. He has represented clients such as Time Warner, Kelley Drye & Warren, Berkshire Hathaway, Advent International, BDO, Goodwin Procter LLP, McDermott Will & Emery, U.S. General Services Administration, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Children's Aid Society and Lindenmeyr Central with their office space needs. Prior to joining Vestian, Ryan was a Senior Vice President for Transwestern in New York. As an office leader and senior team member, Ryan was pivotal in growing the office and cultivating a culture that was awarded #1 Place to work by Crains Business journal multiple years.+1 860-301-2802

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Ryan Willock

Associate

Ryan joined the Vestian team in 2020 coming from Sperry Van Ness, where he focused on Landlord office representation. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Specialization in Real Estate. As a former left wing on the Bama Ice Hockey Team, overarching values of discipline, hard work, determination and preparedness influence Ryan's approach to working closely with clients to meet their corporate real estate needs. +1 312-813-0094

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Sarah Stier

Senior Associate

Sarah brings 7 years of experience in Project Management and Construction Management to Vestian. Sarah has worked with a wide variety of clients and project types from retail and healthcare to offices and building amenities. She quickly immerses herself with each client and learns their needs. Sarah utilizes her ability to build relationships within the industry to successfully help clients achieve their project goals. Sarah is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), has earned a certification in project management from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University. +1 312-600-6360

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Scott Pollock

Executive Managing Director

Scott serves at Vestian’s Ohio Market Leader, bringing more than 19 years’ commercial real estate experience. Scott is an entrepreneurial and dynamic professional who successfully executes complex purchase, sale, and lease transactions, incentives negotiations, economic development consulting, and large-scale foreign and domestic site selection assignments. He has had direct and integral involvement in transactions with a total capitalized value of over $1 billion. Scott’s diverse experience is across a variety of assignments and property types, including: office, retail, multi-family, industrial, mixed-use and large-scale land development. Throughout his career, Scott has been fortunate to work with many of the country’s top developers, healthcare institutions, colleges, retailers, and public and privately held corporations.

Scott currently holds an active real estate license in addition to his Series 79 & 63 licensing. Scott is currently a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association. He is also a current CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) candidate and pursuing his CCIM designation. +1 440-821-8149

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Steve Paramski

Managing Director | Associate

Steve Paramski has more than 10 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry and oversees Vestian’s national accounts. Steve exclusively represents companies ranging from Fortune 500 to middle market with complex headquarter transactions as well as portfolio needs related to new locations, expansions, lease renewals, and purchase & sales transactions. Steve has specific capital markets, M&A and private equity expertise, in addition to site selection, capital sourcing and deployment, build-to-suit, risk mitigation, and minimizing square footage for his clients. +1 312-600-6370

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Steven Han

Senior Associate

Steven has immersed himself in tenant representation and Manhattan market research. Steven’s interpersonal skills allow him to effectively communicate with his clients in order to help them meet their office space requirements. Prior to joining Vestian, he was part of Capstone and earlier, worked as an Investment Sales Broker at One Commercial Real Estate. He also has experience as a Currency Trader for Citibank as well as a NY based hedge fund. Steven graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in Economics. +1 646-443-8567

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Sumanth Bhat

Senior Vice President | Occupier Solutions

Sumanth develops and delivers strategic real estate solutions, including Transactions, Project Management, Facility Management, and Consultancy Services. He joined Vestian in 2014 and relocated to Chicago in 2016 to work more closely with Vestian’s US based clients with portfolios in India and South Asia. He is an expert in helping his clients achieve their real estate vision in emerging markets. Sumanth holds the prestigious MRICS designation, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bangalore and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI). +1 312-880-4028

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Tristan Hanselman

Director | Talent Acquisition

Tristan recruits the industry’s top talent for Vestian. He has an extensive background in both recruiting and talent development.Tristan ensures successful on-boarding of new team members. He also works closely with leadership on special projects and initiatives. +1 312-880-4038

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Tara Gilbertson

Office Manager

Tara manages day-to-day operations across Vestian’s U.S. offices. Prior to joining Vestian, she worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. Her transition into the commercial real estate industry was driven by her passion for project management and design. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where she acquired a B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in Business and Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and trying out new restaurants. +1 312-880-4020

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Valerie Fontaine

Director

Valerie brings 20 years of diverse commercial real estate experience to Vestian. She specializes in global transaction management, strategy and consulting for corporate real estate portfolios. She focuses on the development of consistent transaction service delivery to satisfy the individual needs of the client. Valerie has executed over 10M RSF of tenant representation assignments on behalf of her clients, including many Fortune 500 companies. +1 312-880-4020

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Will Shea

Director

Will Shea is a North Carolina native and has spent his career in Charlotte specializing in tenant representation. Will is meticulous and detail oriented, working diligently to ensure he is meeting the needs of his clients. He consistently delivers ultra-convenient, high value solutions, and is a well known problem solver in the Charlotte market. Will graduated from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. +1 312-880-4020

Our Team
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Kunal Asirvadam

Managing Director - Operations

Kunal is a key member of Vestian’s team and is responsible for driving operational excellence. He brings two decades of experience in people management and real estate operations across industries, in organisations like GVK Biosciences, Intelligroup (an NTT Data Company). He is responsible for Vestian’s people strategy, including talent management and employee experience. Additionally, Kunal heads the steering committee on quality management; and is responsible for implementing ISO standards across business units. He is an alumnus of Loyola College, Hyderabad

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Sanjay Purbey

Deputy Managing Director

Sanjay manages client relationships in southern India, serving as the single point of contact for assignments that include project management, location advisory, strategic leasing and strategic planning. With more than 18 years of experience in the real estate and hospitality sectors, he advises clients on end-to-end strategic real estate solutions. Sanjay received his Masters of Business Administration from Symbiosis, Pune with a major in operations.

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Muthu Ganesh

Senior Vice President - Finance

Ganesh oversees accounting, auditing and annual budgeting for Vestian’s client relationships in India. He brings more than 29 years of corporate accounting experience in the manufacturing and real estate sectors. He previously served as Head of Finance & Administration at UGL Equis. Ganesh received his Certificate in Accounting & Finance from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and has also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Diploma in Import & Export Documentation.

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Sumita Sundaram

Senior Vice President – Integrated Service Delivery

With over 20 years of experience in design and project management, Sumita has a strong portfolio to her credit. She has designed and built workspaces for a wide array of industries viz. IT&ITeS, engineering, BFSI, pharmaceutical, corporate campuses and HQs and large retail developments. Her design sensibility is futuristic, adaptive, and sustainable. Sumita is an Architect by profession and holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of New South Wales,Sydney.

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Preeti Bhatia

Vice President - Design Services

Preeti has over 18 years of experience in interior fit-out, with expertise in corporate real estate and hospitality interiors. An architect by profession, she has worked as a concept designer with customers across geographies and provides design offerings in keeping with the sensibilities and aesthetics of the customer. Prior to joining Vestian, she was associated with Canvas, Cushman & Wakefield, Interics Design Consultants and Exotic Innovations.

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Gayathri J Gopal

Vice President & Country Head - Project Management Services

As head of Project Management Services in India, Gayathri is responsible for procurement, inventory management, scoping, estimation and change and delivery management. With over 11 years of experience, she has sound knowledge of interior fit-out works, civil/structural designs, and safety and security systems. She holds a master’s degree in Advanced Construction Management and is a certified professional in project management from the Centre of Excellence in Project Management. She is also an ISO 9001:2008 Internal Quality Auditor certified by Bureau Veritas.

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Mayura Bhoraskar Kulkarni

Vice President - Occupier Solutions

Mayura has over 18 years of experience in business development and project management. Mayura is responsible for driving strategic business solutions for clients. She efficiently liaises between clients and the team to ensure best outcome for the customer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University of Pune, India and a Masters in Planning from McGill University, Montreal Canada. Prior to joining Vestian, Mayura was associated with Knight Frank and UGL Equis.

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Rajkiran Naik

Vice President - Retail Business Solutions

Rajkiran heads Vestian’s Retail Business Solutions in India. Based in Mumbai, he is responsible for providing solutions to retailers and occupiers across markets. He has over 15 years of experience in the retail, office and hospitality sectors. He is also member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Prior to joining Vestian, he was associated with Cushman & Wakefield, India and Grand Hyatt,Mumbai.

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Malathy Subramanyam

Vice President - Corporate Services

Malathy has over 15 years of diverse experience in management, strategic corporate & business planning, marketing management for all pre-sales related activities, including developing content for client acquisition, demand & lead generation and client relationship management. She is adept in project scoping, requirements modeling, development of business cases and creating quantitative and qualitative benefit metrics to measure business performance. She holds a degree from IIMB in Executive General Management Program.

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Rohini Vasudev

Vice President - Corporate Communications

Rohini is a marketing and communications professional with over 15 years of experience. She is responsible for corporate communications, brand and marketing efforts for Vestian. Her career began in the hospitality industry, and she continues to leverage this customer-driven approach in all her roles. Prior to Vestian, Rohini worked with UGL Equis Ltd, Hyatt Hotels and ITC Hotels. Rohini received her master’s in Business Administration from Viswa Bharati University.

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Mohan B C

Assistant Vice President - Project Services

A certified project manager with over 25 years of experience in planning and execution, Mohan has delivered over twenty million sq ft of commercial office space and data centres. His expertise lies in developing a holistic approach to deliver value-driven solutions to achieve clients goals and objectives. Prior to joining Vestian he was associated with UGL Equis, JLL and Adarsh Developers.

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Sheetal Kaul

Assistant Vice President - Operations

Sheetal has over 14 years of experience in HR operations across organisations. She is responsible for workforce planning and skills assessment and development. She is also responsible for implementing and managing Quality Management System in the organization. She holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Pune and a Diploma in HR Analytics from Jigsaw Academy. Prior to joining Vestian, she worked with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

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Vaibhav Pandey

Assistant Vice President – Integrated Facility Management Services

Vaibhav heads Vestian's Integrated Facility Management Services arm. He has over 16 years of varied experience across Facilities Management Operations, People Management, Client Acquisition and Relationship Management. In his previous assignments, he was associated with GMR, OLA, BHIVE Workspace, and Cure.fit. Vaibhav has also served in the Indian Army prior to joining the corporate sector. He is a postgraduate from IIM Lucknow and currently pursing doctorate in Business Management from Swiss School of Business and Management.

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Priyanka Rajendra

Assistant Vice President - Project Services & Regional Head, Hyderabad

Priyanka has over 15 years of experience in project execution & management, Priyanka’s core competency lies in project execution, contract and conflict management. She directs diverse structures to develop high-quality programs that address business goals and provide tangible results to the customers. Priyanka holds a degree in Engineering in Architecture from B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore. Prior to joining Vestian, she was associated with CBRE.

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Ashok Kumar Reddy G

Assistant Vice President - Finance

A finance professional with 14 years of experience, Ashok’s expertise lies in financial planning & analysis, cash flow management, controllership & compliance. He holds an MBA degree in finance from Madurai Kamaraj University and an advanced leadership degree from Reva University. Prior to joining Vestian he worked with UGL Equis Group.

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Rajasekar Rajulapudi

Senior Director - Integrated Facility Management Services

Rajasekar is responsible for handling operations for Integrated Facility Management services. An engineer by profession, Raj has managed Technical Operations for diverse set of clients across Corporate/ IT- ITEs, BFSI, Manufacturing, Industrial, R&D sectors. He is also a certified Internal Auditor for quality and information security Systems ISO 9001, 20000 & 27001. Prior to Vestian, Raj headed south India FM Infra services for NTT Data Global Delivery services Ltd. He has also worked with Tech Mahindra, and Tata Cellular in various roles.

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K Arvind

Director - Transaction Advisory

Arvind is part of the business acquisition team and is responsible for driving transactions for Vestian India. He has over 15 years of experience and has worked in different aspects of the real estate industry, which gives him an in depth understanding of both landlord and prospective customer requirements. Additionally, he is responsible for identifying business opportunities and tie ups with potential partners. Prior to joining Vestian he has been associated with Bagmane Developers, Cushman & Wakefield & Colliers International.

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Vijay Kumar HM

Director - Project Services

Vijay is a veteran in the field of civil engineering with 30 years of experience, of which twenty-five years have been dedicated to interior fit-outs and related services. Having worked with clients across industries on a myriad of projects, his forte lies in his ability to provide valuable insights to clients to achieve best real estate outcome. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from SJCE University of Mysore. Prior to joining Vestian, Vijay was associated with UGL Equis India.

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Santosh Kumar S

Director - Project Services

With over 15 years of expertise in Project Engineering, Project Management, Project Planning and Procurement, Santosh has vast experience in different sectors like manufacturing, IT parks, warehousing, commercial sectors. His strength lies in contract administration, techno-commercial functions, documentation, site-engineering, quality management, client relationship management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nadgir Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Vestian, Santosh has worked with Cushman & Wakefield, Colliers International and Synergy Project Development.

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Rajappa Methre

Director - Project Services

Rajappa had over 19 years of experience in the real estate construction industry. His forte lies in offering technical and value engineering inputs which add benefits to cost and viability of the designs. Prior to joining Vestian, Rajappa has worked with CBRE, Bovis Lend Lease India and Plyflex Automotive Engg. Pvt Ltd. He holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Government Polytechnic college, Karnataka.

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Muhammed Muneesh

Director - Project Services

Muneesh is a certified Environmental, Health and Safety professional with over 13 years of experience in EHS training and regulatory guidance in the construction industry. He is also an internal auditor, specializing in statutory compliance and safety audits. He holds a master’s degree in business administration in safety management from Karnataka State Open University. Prior to joining Vestian, Muneesh worked with CBRE and DivyaSree Developers.

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Dhaval Milind Pavaskar

Director - Occupier Solutions

A real estate professional, with over 8 years of experience in business development, Dhaval is responsible for driving corporate business for Vestian. He is responsible for client acquisition and relationship management. Dhaval holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and master’s in Management Studies, with a major in Finance from University of Mumbai. Prior to joining Vestian, he has worked in various sales and marketing roles with Godrej Properties and ANJ group.

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Sangeeta Sharma

Director - Investment & Consultancy Services

Sangeeta is a management professional with over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. Her expertise lies in real estate research with proficiency in curation of industry report writing, design and development, data analysis, consulting and market research. Sangeeta has authored a number of industry-acknowledged reports, articles and whitepapers in the course of her career. She holds a postgraduate degree in Business Management from New Delhi Institute of Management. Prior to joining Vestian she was associated with Knight Frank India Limited.

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Priya Nekfar Thanawalla

Director - Project Services

Priya has 18 years of experience in construction, project execution and management for interior fit outs, across different sectors including banking and financial, hospitality, IT/ITES, healthcare and data centers. Her expertise lies in design evaluation, value engineering, contract management and risk management. Priya holds a master’s degree in Advanced Construction Management from NICMAR, Pune. She is an IGBC certified professional and a member of Council of Architecture, New Delhi. Prior to joining Vestian, she has worked with JLL, Pantheon, STUP Consultants and Sahara Aamby Valley Pvt. Ltd.

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Girish Kamanahalli

Associate Director - Integrated Facility Management Services

Girish has over 17 years of experience in facility management operations, client relationship management and exposure to all facets of business operations. Prior to joining Vestian, he was heading business development and CRM for western India at Colliers International. Major clients handled in previous role include Viacom 18 AGS, MSCI, Danaher, Runwal Raheja Sunteck Realty.

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Sumanth NL

Associate Director - Project Services

Sumanth is a civil engineer by profession, and has 13 years of diverse experience in planning, scheduling and project coordination. Sumanth is responsible for the successful delivery of projects, right from the initial stage to its closure. He holds a master’s degree in business administration in Project Management from Manipal University. Prior to joining Vestian, Sumanth was associated with Tata Power, Ozone group, Coworks and Sobha Developers.

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Sanjith Raj

Senior Manager - Project Services

Sanjith has over 8 years of experience in construction of base build and interior fit-outs for office spaces and industrial projects. His forte lies in design evaluation, due diligence, project management, execution and procurement. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from TKM College of Engineering, Kerala. Prior to joining Vestian, Sanjith was associated with Colliers International & Realtime Integrated Infratech.

Our Team

Leslie Jiang

Assistant Vice President - Project Management Consultancy

Leslie heads the Project Management Consultancy group in China. With more than 19 years of experience in construction and interior fit-out projects, he has completed many large-scale projects, including several for Fortune 500 companies. Leslie’s skills include client relations, team management, contract negotiations and project cost estimating. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Tongji University in Shanghai and earned a Masters in Project Management degree from University of Sydney.

Leon Li

Associate Director - Transaction Advisory

With more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, Leon has arranged lease deals for companies such as Standard Chartered Bank, Cofco, Allison Transmission and Riello. Based in Beijing, he understands the dynamics, laws and regulations of the real estate market in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities in China, such as Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen. Leon has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has pursued higher studies in Singapore.

Ryan Loh

Associate Director - MEP

Ryan has more than 16 years of project management experience and has completed numerous projects of different sizes and in the different industries both in China and across Asia. In addition to having strong MEP engineering background, Ryan is very familiar with project management process enabling him to manage projects from initial design stage to project close out.

Bernard Xiang

Associate Director - Construction

Bernard has been with Vestian since it was founded in 2010, bringing more than 15 years of construction experience. Bernard is a meticulous and technically competent player, familiar with the Chinese market and industry trends. With a vast experience in leading projects in the banking, gaming, electronics and manufacturing industry, Bernard is dedicated in meeting the clients’ needs.

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