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.