Our Istanbul office opened in 2009. Like the city's fortunes, in just eight years our team has grown exponentially. As well as keeping pace with the fast-moving property market, our Istanbul team offers advice and consultation on the many investment and lifestyle opportunities available in the city.
Our clients come from all over the world but they each have the same thing in common: a desire to gain ground in one of the world's most lucrative property markets. That's where our Istanbul team comes in. Over the past five years our skill and experience has helped our clients reach dizzying levels of investment success. We have provided finance for major urban regeneration projects in the city centre and opened up exceptional investment opportunities for local and foreign investors alike.
Our expertise in Istanbul real estate market has not gone unnoticed. Our founding director, Cameron Deggin, has been featured as a market analyst and expert in the Financial Times, The New York Times and other renowned publications.
Executive real estate specialist
Raised by Turkish parents in Canada, Murad Ayalp joined our successful team in Istanbul just over three years ago.
Real estate is in Murad's blood - he comes from a family of real estate developers and has a background as a building contractor, licensed realtor and property manager - he certainly knows his stuff.
His experience working under one of the most advanced real estate platforms in the world means he's a valuable addition to the team.
Redwan Al Sabbagh
Redwan’s colleagues say he’s cocky, but the Syrian native says he simply loves his job and works hard to give his clients a service that’s second-to-none, advising them on the city’s most lucrative property deals and investment opportunities.
While he’s still working on his Turkish, he’s fluent in Arabic and not bad at English.
Redwan’s an athletic type and at weekends you can find him on the basketball court. The self-described metalhead also likes to seek out new thrash metal bands around the city.
Mouaz’s Arabic and Turkish heritage and solid sales background means he’s ideally placed to advise our Middle Eastern clients.
Mouaz prides himself on finding his clients great deals that you simply won't find elsewhere, while at the same time, building strong relationships along the way. He loves to travel, play basketball and listen to jazz.
His colleagues say he’s something of a dark horse, but Mouaz says he’s easy to get to know, just take him out for a strong espresso and get him talking.
Majd says the best part of his job is seeing his clients’ happiness after they’ve bought their dream home or property investment in Istanbul.
Originally from Damascus, Majd loves to explore the city in his spare time, seeking out new and exciting opportunities for his clients to enjoy when in the city.
His strong Turkish, Arabic and English language skills means he’s a real office asset to have and a delight to talk to.
Born and bred in the city, Eren’s our go-to guy for everything Istanbul.
His rich background includes a degree in Business Administration and covers foreign trading and real estate in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
Meeting clients from all over the world allows Eren to combine his international experience with a lifetime of local knowledge. Eren’s attention to detail and obsessive note taking has earned him the nickname “the Databank” in the office.
Outside of work, he sails, rollerblades, and collects cigars.
Turkish born and bred Semiha is known as "The Philospher" in the office as she's constantly found with her nose in a philosophy book, and has a degree in the subject from Ankara's Hacettepe University. If you want to talk philosophy, ask for Semiha.
She loves sharing her extensive experience - six years in real estate and counting - with the new people she meets from all around the world.
When she's not working she loves to dance, camp and fly.
Omran Al Akkad
Omran works hard to liaise with our Istanbul clients, showing them around the city and its properties, and ensuring he’s up to date with the latest info.
Twenty-six-year-old Omran’s originally from Damascus, and moved to Istanbul after graduating to complete his MBA. With his skills and experience, not to mention his fluency in English, Arabic and Turkish, he might well be deserving of the “legend” label he tells us he’s achieved in the office.
Outside of work you’ll find him at the gym, or seeking out the perfect mocha.
Mounes Al Najjar
Mounes loves the relationship he builds with his clients during the course of his work: guiding and advising them to ensure they make the best possible Istanbul purchase - his hard work and dedication doesn't go unnoticed.
Syrian-born Mounes speaks Arabic, English and Turkish, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
He’s been working in sales for eight years and his colleagues know him as the guy who works all day, every day.
If he ever gets time to spare, he hits the gym and spends time with friends.
Nazrin is the vital link between our telesales team and the sales team on the ground, ensuring the customer service interface runs like clockwork. Nazrin is the youngest member of the Istanbul team and is affectionately known as “little sweet”.
Nazrin has a degree in Political Science and International Relations and two Masters degrees in Global Affairs and Asian Studies She speaks English, Russian, Turkish and basic Dutch and French.
When she’s not working Nazrin plays the piano, swims, reads about politics and is is busy planning her engagement party.
Studying at the Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts ignited Deniz’s passion for design, and she’s now our resident graphic design expert.
Born and bred in Istanbul, Deniz knows the city like the back of her hand - just as well, since she also manages our extensive Istanbul portfolio.
In her free time, the local girl, known in the office as “Blondie”, loves playing tennis and listening to music.