Kerim Cin | Colliers International | Istanbul

Kerim Cin

Managing Partner | Turkey

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Professional Summary

I have been managing Colliers International in Turkey for the past 15 years, in the capacity of Managing Partner. 

My main emphasis during this period; along with the general management of the company, was directing the agency and brokerage services for commercial real estate, helping clients in projects totalling to over a million square meters of leased and sold space. 

Prior to the role of Managing Partner, I have been directing the real estate valuation & advisory services, between 2000 and 2004, creating a reference portfolio of over 30 million square meters valued or analyzed, including offices, retail, residential, hotels, and mix-use projects.

I am also one of the founders of Colliers International in Turkey. 


In February 2014, our office brokerage team successfully completed the leasing of a 60,000 square meters A class office building in Istanbul, which is the largest one time office transaction ever recorded in Turkey. The deal involved Denizbank, one of the leading financial institutions in Turkey as a tenant,  and Torunlar REIT, one of the largest commercial real estate investors and developers, as the landlord. 

During 2010 and 2011, our office brokerage team successfully completed the leasing of Akkom Office Park, an A class business park with over 60,000 square meters in leasable office space in Istanbul. This was a unique and first time leasing assignment ever granted exclusively to an agent for a business park in Turkey. 

In 2010, our industrial brokerage team, on behalf of Cummins, successfully completed the acqusition of 100,000 sq.m. of manufacturing land, in Izmir, to build their new diesel generator and exhaust systems manufacturing plant.  Main challenge for this task was to first assist Cummins in selecting Turkey as the location of their new plant, which is a success story, due to its impact to local economy, told by newspapers in Turkey.



In 2000, I have attended and successfully completed, with a certificate, courses on real estate valuation techniques at the Ameri­can Appraisal Institute, in Denver, Colorado.


In 1995, I have graduated from Loyola Marymount University in California, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Ad­ministration and Finance. 


Memberships & Involvements



Philip Morris, Allianz,  Kimberly Clark, Tahincioğlu RE,  Faurecia, Orange Business Services, Beckman Coulter 


Service Lines
Corporate Solutions, Landlord Representation
Property Type
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