Manish Srivastava

Visiting professor at MIT Professional Education

at Presencing Institute


MIT Professional Education

Professor Manish Srivastava is a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a full-time clinical professor of real estate finance & investment and the former academic chair and real estate finance program chair of New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. He has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York and is a visiting professor at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy.

Professor Srivastava is also the managing partner of Sidhant Capital an international real estate investment and advisory firm. He has over 22 years of experience in real estate capital markets, corporate finance, investment banking, mergers & acquisitions, real estate private equity and investment management, valuation, financial forensic and fraud investigations, and corporate strategy and development. During his professional career he has been involved in the execution of over $50 billion worth of transactions across a range of industries and transaction types. Prior to his career in real estate and finance, for several years he practiced architecture and was the project architect for the Ambassadors’ Residence at the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi and Industrial Finance Corporation of India Headquarters building in New Delhi, among several other development projects. Presently, he is on the board of The Restorative Center, a non-profit organization focused on restorative justice. Professor Srivastava is a regular speaker on various international forums and has delivered keynote lectures across various academic, institutional, and corporate forums in Asia, Europe, North and South Americas. He is also on the academic advisory committee of ANREV (Asian Association for Investment in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles).

Professor Srivastava graduated from MIT where he earned dual Master of Science degrees in Real Estate (with a focus on real estate finance and development) and Architecture Studies. He was the recipient of the Aga Khan Scholarship for graduate study at MIT. Professor Srivastava also holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the College of Architecture at the University of Lucknow in India.

Presencing Institute

Manish Srivastava is a coach, facilitator & an artist. His vision is to co-create an ecosystem of leaders who take their inner transforming journeys and co-create well-being for all.

Since 2006, Manish has been working with top leaders across business, government, UN agencies & NGO sectors to solve complex sustainability challenges (like child malnutrition, agriculture, women empowerment, CSR). He has been engaged with Presencing Institute & MIT in various leadership, systemic change and action-research assignments in US, Africa and India. As an executive coach, Manish has been coaching top leaders and executive teams in rediscovering their life purpose and creating well being for their families, business, communities and ecosystem. Manish has been invited to facilitate workshops & seminars on leadership and sustainability at leading business schools like IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Hyderabad, TeamAcademy Spain and international OD conferences.

Prior to coaching & consulting, Manish has held various leadership & change management roles with corporates like Unilever & Marriott Hotels. He has been instrumental in setting up India’s pioneering multi-sectoral partnership led by Unilever-UNICEF-Synergos to eradicate child malnutrition. He earned the Director’s Enterprise award for leading cultural transformation that impacted business and lives of 3500 leaders across Unilever South Asia.

Manish is a Certified Professional Coach from Leadership that Works, USA and is a member of faculty for the same. He is a master facilitator & coach in Theory U from Presencing Institute, US and a certified OD consultant from ISABS. Manish is a research scholar in psychology & anthropology from Harvard University and holds MBA in HRD (SIBM). Manish is a student of spiritual psychology & individuation (CG Jung Institute, Boston) and loves to dive deep in creative world of painting, poetry and mythology.

Manish is a part of Presencing Institute’s Global Practitioner Circle. He lives in Mumbai with his wife and son.

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