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 joined our successful team 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.
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.
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.
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.