• Istanbul - London
  • +90 532 687 4220
  • inanlizy@gmail.com

Zeynep Inanli

Executive Summary  

MRICS qualified professional with over fifteen years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in real estate with a vibrant technical background.

Having recognized qualifications and in-depth expertise in the field of real estate generally and investment appraisals, new developments - from land acquisition through delivery-  specifically, all of which allowed her to accomplish challenging responsibilities in compliance with commercial principles.  

  • Strong communication and management skills through real estate development process
  • Creative approach to develop and implement investment strategies
  • Knowledge management- research , collect, analyse and present for key commercial decisions
  • Ability to work in multi cultural environments
  • Sense of commitment towards best practice and success
  • Good eye to detail, practical and innovative approach to problem solving

Core competencies:

-Residential, commercial -Real Estate Development-Coordination and monitoring 
-Deal Sourcing -Investment Analysis-Strategy, decision making
-Research -Due diligence -Reporting and presenting 
-Negotiations -Sales, acquisitions, disposals-Joint ventures 
-Real Estate Law, regulations -Valuation-Landlord, tenant, leasing 

Professional Experience

Work History

Jul 2012 - Dec 2015
Career Break 


Associate Director

Jan 2012 - Jul 2012

 As being in charge of Office Leasing and Agency;

  • After two months of 'know how' training in London-West End office; developed business plan and strategies for local practice with international standards. 
  • Explored new business opportunities, establishing contacts with qualified office developers. 
  • Coordinated the team, analyzing and reporting office future trends and stock.
  • Formulated leasing strategy and marketing plan, led tenant negotiations and supervised contracts.
  • On behalf of client, achieved remarkable increase in take up of Tekfen Kagithane Ofispark Project. 

Freelance Consultant

Jul 2009 - Dec 2011

Moving to London in 2009 due to family reasons, whilst effects of recession on UK property job market was accelerating I set up my freelance advisory business based in London to explore opportunities;

  • to provide consultancy services to small or mid-size British investors who need a reliable contact and a custom made service during real estate investment or development process in Turkey.

Assistant General Manager

Jun 2005 - Apr 2009

As being in charge of Project Development Department;

  • Sourced and analysed potential investment and development opportunities, leading the development team.
  • Conducted inspections, collected and reviewed data, directed feasibility and cash flow analysis.   
  • Reported and presented potential residential and commercial alternatives to the Board, assisting in decision making.
  • Followed public tenders and off-market deals, coordinated valuation and proposal process, involved in government owned mega project auctions such as Galataport with a value of $700 million, KGM land (Zorlu Center) with a value of $800 million. 
  • Managed due diligence process working closely with other disciplines and related parties.  
  • Coordinated negotiations, deal structuring, partnership scenarios, acquisitions and JV contracts. 
  • Monitored, reported and improved the performance of ongoing developments, identifying trends, risks and opportunities. 
  • For the new developments on pipeline:
    • Coordinated execution of market research, highest & best use analysis, master plan and concept development.
    • Directed selection and control of external service providers relate to tax and legal advice, marketing services, architectural and engineering services, property management, promotion and communication services. 
    • Managed zoning and permission process. 

Projects involved in;

    • Fibalife, Cekmekoy, 144 residential units
    • Cubuklu Vadi, Beykoz, 117 high-end villas
    • Manolya Evleri, Bahcesehir, 408 residential units
    • Residential Development Project, Izmir, 624 residential units                 
    • Alemdag Land Development, 700,000 sq m land
    • Bodrum Land Development, 22,000 sq m land

        Projects supervised;

    • Doubletree by Hilton Old Town, Istanbul, 171 rooms hotel                              
    • Shenyang Starmall Mixed-use Project, China, 310,000 sq m  
    • Ozyegin University Project, Istanbul                      

Assistant Vice President

Nov 2002 - May 2005

At the Bank's Headquarter, RE department set up for disposal of distressed assets accumulated after economic downturn;

  • Developed the strategy to dispose over 600 assets consisting of residential units, commercial and industrial properties, office buildings, development sites, lands and lots.
  • Managed the portfolio in terms of legal and tax issues, title deeds, zoning and real estate rights.
  • Managed valuation process, reviewed the reports, defined market value of assets.
  • Organized auctions and managed the post-tendering process.
  • Structured an efficient and well organized filing and document management system.
  • Coordinated branch network with effective communication resulting a remarkable rise in sales.
  • Achieved the disposal of % 80 of the portfolio with a value of $40 million, in a shorter period than the Board's targets.

Managing Director, Owner

May 2000 - Apr 2001

Making a decision on career move from construction industry to real estate;

  • Set up own real estate agency business, being among the first franchisees of Re/max Turkey. 
  • Developed and applied real estate business plan and marketing strategies.
  • Trained real estate agents to reach higher service standards.
  • In addition to agency, delivered integrated services such as valuation and rent value reports.
  • Adopted IT solutions and used effectively to increase deal opportunities.

Planning and Logistics Manager

Feb 1999 - Feb 2000

Project: A grade office project comprising 20, 000 sq m GLA in Kiev, Ukraine.

  • Coordinated construction planning, procurement and budget management.
  • Contracts management, claims, negotiations with suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Completion of the project on time and on budget, successfully delivering to the tenants.

Planning Engineer

Jan 1995 - Jan 1999

Projects:    Developed by Joint Ventures between Enka and the Municipality of Moscow. (1 and 2)

    1. ''Riverside Towers'' mixed- use project in central Moscow (100,000 sq m) 
    2. Four different office projects located in central Moscow (totally 40,000 GLA) 
    3. 5,000 units housing project in Benghazi, Libya.  
  • Prepared master time schedules, updates and construction progress reports.
  • Analyzed critical activities and work efficiency, reporting directly to the Project Manager.
  • Improved existing reporting system and re-evaluated procedures with analytical perspective to prevent potential construction delays.
  • Tendering, fee proposals, bench-marking, bill of quantity, review and update of construction budget.



MSc. Real Estate Investment and Finance (Flexible)

University of Reading

MSc. Geotechnical Engineering

Istanbul Technical University

BSc. Civil Engineering

Yıldız Technical University




2009 - Present
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Certified Appraiser

2007 - Present
Capital Markets Board of Turkey