Partners

Ömer K. İsvan - President

  • University of Surrey, BSc. in Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Swiss Hotel Corporation Trust - Executive Member
  • Sheraton Corporation - Hotel General Manager, with World-Wide Experience
  • Sheraton Corporation - Executive Assistant Manager, Director of Food & Beverage
  • Member - Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management Association
  • Member - International Hotel Association
  • Member - Institute of Directors
  • Member - British Institute of Management

Ayla Heyfegil - Vice President / Managing Partner

  • Bosphorus University, Istanbul, BSc. in Political Science
  • Alkas Retail & Entertainment Consulting - Senior Consultant
  • Kemer Golf & Country Club - Kemer Yapı Sales & Marketing Group Director
  • Hamoglu Holding Tourism Group - General Manager
  • Klassis Hotels, Resorts & Casinos - Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Member - Steigenberger Reservation Service GMbh Marketing Board
  • Member - ULI (Urban Land Institute)
  • Member - GYODER

Edward W. Jospé - Managing Partner

  • Graduate Boston University, Mass. USA  MBA
  • Swiss Hotel Corporation Trust - Executive Member
  • Max Travel Agency Division - Executive Manager
  • Drexel, Burnham & Lambert Inc. - Vice President
  • Drexel, Burnham & Lambert Inc. - Manager

Managing Executives

Alp Kaseyko - General Manager

  • Marmara University BSc. in Economy
  • Adama - Director of Finance and Administrative Services
  • Bea-eSolutions Ltd. - Director of Finance and Administrative Services
  • Kemer Golf & Tourism Management – Director of Finance and Administrative
  • NCR Turkey – Manager of Finance, Accounting and Planning 

Sedat Nemli - Chief Operating Officer - Hospitality

  • University of Sussex , England; BSc
  • Reims Management School, France; MBA
  • Mövenpick Hotels & Resort, Sales Manager ME & NA
  • Kempinski Hotels, Vice President Sales and Marketing, the Americas
  • Kempinski Hotels the Dome , Antalya, General Manager
  • Kempinski Hotel Hybernska Prague, General Manager
  • The Edition Istanbul , General Manager
  • Marti Istanbul Hotel , General Manager

Richard J.C. Warburton - Human Resources

  • Manpower Studies, Ealing College of Higher Education, London
  • Inter Continental Hotels - Director of Management Development, Europe, M.E
  • Inter Continental Hotels - Divisional Director of Training, M.E
  • Hilton International Group - Director of Personnel, Park Lane, London
  • World Trade Centre, Windows of the World, Manager, New York

Nesrin Küçükelbir - Chief Financial Officer

  • Ryerson Polytechnical University, Diploma in Accounting and Finance
  • Bosphorus University, İstanbul, Bsc. in Chemical Engineering
  • Becton Dickinson - Chief Finance Officer
  • Ecolab Canada - Acquisition Senior Officer
  • CI Canada - Research and Development Chemist
  • Marshall - Project Engineer

Joep Bakx - Senior Consultant / Hotel Operations & Asset Management

  • Hotel School Loetscher, Rigi Switzerland
  • Sheraton Hotel, Luxemburg – Food and Beverage Manager
  • Inter Continental Hotel, Düsseldorf (SAS Düsseldorf 5/92-7/92) - Executive Manager
  • Conrad Hotel, Brussels – General Manager
  • Conrad Hotel, Istanbul – General Manager & Conrad Hotels Area Manaager
  • Divan Group Headquarter - Koç Group of Companies – Group CEO

Melda Bayraktaroğlu - Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

  • Bilkent University, İstanbul, BA in International Relations
  • Orta Gayrimenkul - Istinye Park Residences - Sales of Marketing Director
  • Eczacıbaşı -İş REIT - Kanyon Project Marketing Manager
  • Garanti Bank - Third Parties Manager - Tourism and Health
  • Alarko Tourism Group - Business Development Manager
  • Member - Italian High School Alumni
  • Member - Bilkent Alumni
  • Member - ULI
  • Member – GYODER

Senior Consultants

Didem Muslu - Senior Consultant / Project Development

  • George Mason University, MBA - Masters in Business Administration
  • Bosphorus University, BA in Business Administration
  • Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Fairfax, VA - Realtor
  • Realtor License in MD, VA and DC - 2003 – 2007
  • Assembly of Turkish American Associations - ATAA, Washington, DC, Project Coordinator
  • ATAA - Turkish Times, Washington, D.C., Managing Editor
  • Sanipak - Procter & Gamble Istanbul, Pampers Brand Management
  • Member - GYODER
  • Member - ULI
  • Member - American Women in Istanbul; Alumni Association - Robert College

Eda Çarmıklı Yolcu - Senior Consultant / Project Development

  • UCLA Extension Program - Interior Design
  • Bilkent University, BA in Business Administration
  • Nurol Securities - Corporate Finance Manager
  • Disbank - Corporate Banking Manager

Yiğit A. Şatıroğlu - Senior Consultant / Project Development

  • University of Southern California, BSc. in Business Administration,
  • Concentration: Real Estate Development & Real Estate Finance
  • Merrill Lynch Krea Real Estate Dev. – Development / Management Trainee
  • Merrill Lynch Istanbul – Equity Execution Trainee
  • Ernst & Young – Auditing Trainee
  • Member - ULI
  • Member - Galatasaray Sports Club
  • Member - Trojan Real Estate Association
  • Member - Alumni Association – VKV Koç Özel Lisesi

Nihan Görgün Karahanoğlu - B.Arch, MBA / Senior Consultant / Project Development

  • University of Bedfordshire, UK - MBA
  • Dokuz Eylül University - B.Arch Architecture
  • Çelen Corporate Property Valuation & Consulting Inc., Associate
  • Deloitte LLP, London - Senior Consultant / Project Manager
  • Drivers Jonas, London - Senior Project Manager
  • Heery International, London, Project Manager
  • MAPM (Association for Project Management), UK - Member
  • ICIOB (Chartered Institute of Building), UK - Incorporate Member

Aylin Ogan - Senior Consultant / Residential Asset Management & HR

  • Ege University, Engineering Department, BSc. in Food Engineer
  • Püre Danışmanlık - Managing Partner
  • Dukkan Publishing – Marketing & New Project Development Manager
  • Rahmi M. Koç Museum – Public Relation & Corporate Communication Manager
  • Setur - New Projects Development

Asuman Karaduman - Senior Consultant / Sales & CRM

  • Ted College, Ankara
  • İstanbul Sapphire Project – Sales Administrative Manager
  • Orta Gayrimenkul - Istinye Park Residences - Sales Consultant
  • Kemer Real Estate and Construction - Sales Consultant

Consultants

Müge Çağlar - Consultant / Sales & Marketing

  • Yeditepe University, İstanbul, BA in Public Relations & Publicity
  • Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, BA in Public Relations & Publicity
  • Motus Wellness Club - Marketing Manager
  • Celebrity Fitness - Marketing Executive

Bircan Ogan - Sales & CRM

  • Dokuz Eylül University, BA in The Fine Arts Institution, Musicology
  • Dokuz Eylül University, Licence Program at Education Faculty, Music
  • Karnaval Organization, Managing Partner
  • Digiturk, Sales Supervisor
  • Ege Palas Hotel, Music Organizations Manager
  • Raks Music Markets, District Representative

Defne Granit - Consultant / Research & Reporting

  • Işık University, Istanbul, Industrial Engineer, Minor: Economy
  • Eczacıbaşı - Ormanada - Sales Representative
  • The House Cafe - Marketing Trainee
  • Korozo Packaging - Production Planning Trainee
  • Primo Packaging - Production Planning Trainee
  • Member - Işık University Alumni

Deniz Türkkanı - Research & Reporting

  • Mcgill University, BCom, International Business, Minor: Italian Studies
  • Beymen, Marketing Trainee
  • Arkas Holding, International Agencies Trainee
  • IDOL Wine Company, Marketing Trainee
  • Society member, Golden Key International Honour

Zeynep Kocadon - Research & Reporting

  • Koç University, Istanbul; BA in Business Administration
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland; Post Graduate Degree in Hospitality Management
  • London School of Economics, England, Diploma in Entrepreneurship
  • Mövenpick Resort, Bodrum; Pasty Trainee
  • Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul; Human Resources Trainee
  • W Hotel, Istanbul; Sales and Marketing Assistant

Neslihan Erdoğan - Consultant / Sales & Marketing

  • University of Ankara, BA in Italian Language And Literature
  • SAE Institute of Technology , Audio Engineering (New York)
  • NYU SCPS Certificate in Business Management (New York)
  • Eczacıbaşı Real Estate Investment and Development - Ormanada Sales Director (İstanbul)
  • Williamsburg Charter H.S. Real Estate Financing Consultant (New York)
  • Berko & Associates, Director of Operations (New York)
  • Realtor Licences in NY, NJ PH 2005-2010
  • Kuehne Nagel Inc., Sales Support Executive (New York)
  • Bilgitaş Office Equipment Co. İstanbul- OKI Product Manager

Technical Consultants

Orhan Heyfegil - Civil Engineer / Board Member / Senior Technical Consultant

  • Istanbul Technical University  MS Degree, BSc. in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Istanbul Technical University  Civil Engineering
  • Merve Construction Ltd. / Istanbul – Board Member
  • ERA - Istanbul  Carrefour Kozyatağı Work Site
  • ERA  - Istanbul  McDonalds Work Sites
  • Art Yapı Ltd. - Izmir - Board Member, Country Houses Constructions
  • Tasarım Construction Ltd. - IzmirCountry Houses Constructions
  • Tekno Constuction Machinery - Istanbul
  • Enka Istanbul Bayrampasa Hıgh Way and Bridge Construction (TEM) Trainee

Tuncay Kalfa - Mech Engineer / Senior Technical Consultant

  • Karadeniz Technical University, BSc. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul - Chief Engineer
  • Sheraton Ankara Hotel and Towers - Chief Engineer
  • Van-Et Integrated Meat Processing Plant - Operation Manager
  • Franz Kirchfeld GmbH - Project Manager
  • Turkish Agricultural Bank - Project Evaluation Expert

İlteris Tezer - Architect / Senior Technical Consultant

  • Middle East Technical University, BSc. in Architecture
  • Net Holding Group - Head of Tourism Projects
  • Kemer Golf & Country Club - Project Director
  • Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza - Galleria Project - Project Director
  • Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defence Housing - Project Manager
  • USA Aero-base construction Project Manager

Hande Obuz - Architect / Leed AP / Senior Technical Consultant / Project Development

  • Dokuz Eylül University, Architect
  • Neil Stevenson Architects, Charleston SC, Architect
  • Van Dusen Architects, Washington DC, Architect
  • Paker Architecture, Architect
  • Member, USGBC, US Green Building Council

Merlin Kaşmer - Architect / Technical Consultant / Project Development

  • İstanbul Kültür University, Architectural Faculty
  • Tiba Architects, Architecture Trainee
  • Bosphorus City İstanbul, Architecture Trainee
  • Emre Arolat Architects, Architecture Trainee
  • Eylem Erdinç Architects, Architecture Trainee
  • Member, Turkish Architectural Association