Cushman & Wakefield Further Strengthens Turkish Operations With More Key Hires

Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately owned real estate services company has today announced further appointments to the team in the Turkish market as part of a major recruitment drive by Cushman & Wakefield in Turkey. 

Following the appointments of Toğrul Gönden and Tuğra Gönden who joined the firm from JLL as Managing Partner and Partner, Head of Office and Industrial respectively in January, Cushman & Wakefield has today announced today that Haluk Sur has joined as Non-executive Chairman. All three will be part of the Board of Directors in Turkey.

Haluk Sur has unprecedented experience in the Turkish real estate market where he has been active in various roles over the past 25 years. He is a board member of Emlak Konut GYO (the largest REIT in the country), Chairman of ULI Turkey, Co-founder and former Chairman of GYODER (Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts) and current Chairman of the Turkish Green Building Council. He was involved in the development and acquisition of real estate valued at $1.9bn.

Furthermore Cushman & Wakefield has announced that Didem Erendil also re-joined the team as Director for Capital Markets. She returned to Cushman & Wakefield after having worked for Pramerica for nearly three years. She has vast experience in the transactional market across Turkey and was involved in major deals throughout the last eight years. 

Carlo Barel di Sant'Albano, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield in EMEA said: "These latest appointments are a proof of our drive to strengthen our Turkish team significantly and make a difference in the market. Turkey is a very strategic market for us in the region and we will continue to make decisive investments to be able to provide best in class services to our clients. With the recent hires of the last two months we are in a very good position for this."