Our Team
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Sumanth Bhat

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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Michael Mangan

Senior Vice President

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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Chris McKone

Associate

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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Tristan Hanselman

Talent Development

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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Nate Klein

Associate

Nate joined Vestian in 2018, after working as a commercial investment broker focusing on net leased properties at Marcus and Millichap. He is an innovative thinker who understands how to develop and execute real estate strategies that improve operational results for his clients. Nate studied at DePaul University and the University of Colorado. +1 312-880-4039

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Patrick Kobilca

Associate

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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Jackie Lusk

Associate

Jackie is an Associate with Vestian’s Downtown Chicago office. She takes a strategic approach to ensure alignment with her client’s needs and their real estate solutions. Jackie earned her Bachelor’ degree in Real Estate from University of Georgia Terry College of Business. This rigorous Real Estate program is nationally recognized and ranked #3 in the nation by US News and World Report. She is active in industry networking and mentoring programs. Jackie is a quick problem solver with strong analytical skills and business acumen. 1-312-600-6356

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Don Gill

Senior Vice Present

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. 1-312-600-6355

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Kunal Asirvadam

Deputy 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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Muthu Ganesh

Vice President - Finance

Ganesh oversees accounting, auditing and annual budgeting for Vestian’s client relationships in India. He brings more than 25 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 Charted 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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Sanjay Purbey

Executive Vice President - Project Services

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 13 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.

Gayatri J Gopal

Gayathri J Gopal

Director - 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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Rajkiran Naik

Vice President - Occupier 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 12 years of experience in the retail, office and hospitality sectors. Prior to joining Vestian , he was associated with Cushman & Wakefield, India and Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.

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Partheeban Prabath

Assistant Vice President - Integrated Facilities Management Services

Partheeban has over 12 years of commercial real estate experience, specializing in facilities management operations and client relationship management. Prior to joining Vestian, he was the regional head for Tenon Property Services in TN & Puducherry region. He has also been associated with HSBC, Citi Financial Services, Al Suwaidi Services and Sodexho.  Partheeban holds an MBA in Marketing & Human Resources.

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Avijit Mishra

Assistant Vice President - Investment & Consultancy Services

Avijit is responsible for real estate investment management and advisory services at Vestian. A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he is well versed with Consultancy Services, Property Valuation, Financial Appraisal & Market Research. Avijit has more than nine years of experience in the real estate industry, with experience in the residential, commercial, retail and hospitality sectors.  He previously served as regional manager of advisory services for Knight Frank India Pvt. Ltd. Avijit holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Indore and has completed his graduation in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

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Leslie Jiang

Assistant Vice President – Project Management Consultancy

Leslie heads the Project Management Consultancy group in China. With more than 15 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.

Tina Wu

Director – Business Development

Tina is responsible for new business generation and management of several key accounts in China. Known for her excellent client relationship skills, she is a key member of the Transaction Advisory and Project Management Consultancy divisions. She possesses more than 12 years of experience in the real estate and construction industries, including oversight of interior fit-out projects, and has been trained in environmental design practices.

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.

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