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Yurdaer Kahraman, CEO and Board Member of FİBA Commercial Properties. Credit: Fiba

Yurdaer Kahraman joins ACROSS Advisory Board

The ACROSS Advisory Board is happy to announce its latest addition and welcomes Yurdaer Kahraman as its new member.

After graduated from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, he has also studied at different Business and Economics schools in England, France and Italy. In addition to his responsibility as a board member in 20 out of 67 Fiba Group’s subsidiaries, he is CEO and Board Member of FİBA Commercial Properties.

Before joining FİBA Commercial Properties in 2013 he has worked for more than 14 years for the German Shopping Center Development and Management company ECE Projektmanagement Gmbh & Co.KG in different countries. He has more than 20 years of experience in various Commercial Real Estate projects such as shopping malls, offices, residences, hotels, as well as real estate and retail managerial experience in over 20 countries worldwide (Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and China).

Having extended work experience in an international business surrounding, he is responsible for the business & real estate development/investment activities, merger & acquisitions, asset & property management strategies, renovating, extending & restructuring as well as the sustainable leasing, mall and portfolio management of respective assets in existing and new markets worldwide.

He is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), a board member of the Turkish Council of Shopping Centers, a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a member of the advisory board of OZU University, aA Retail and Real Estate Center.

The board currently consists of 20 members

The ACROSS Advisory Board’s declared aim is to offer its expertise in topic identification and formulation. The board currently has 20 members. There will be a semi-annual discussion process whereby the advisory board identifies the challenges and opportunities the industry faces and what burning problems and emerging trends they see.

The ACROSS Advisory Board includes the following industry experts:

  • Christoph Achammer, Chairman of the Board at ATP architects engineers
  • Jonathan Doughty, Global Head of Foodservice, Leisure and Placemaking at ECE
  • Scott Dwyer, COO of Atrium Europe
  • Joanna Fisher, Managing Director Center Management at ECE
  • Andreas Hohlmann, Managing Director of Unibail-­Rodamco- Westfield Germany
  • Yurdaer Kahraman, CEO and Board Member of FİBA Commercial Properties
  • Josip Kardun, CEO of Multi Corporation
  • Bill Kistler, Retail Real Estate Expert
  • Daniel Losantos, CEO of Neinver
  • Henrik Madsen, Senior Retail Expert
  • Thomas Mark, President of the MK Illumination Group
  • Christof Papousek, CFO of the Constantin Film group of companies
  • Thomas Reichenauer, Founder and Managing Director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping
  • Dietmar Reindl, COO of Immofinanz Group
  • Katharina von Schacky, Global Head of Shopping at Commerz Real
  • Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International
  • Jacques Sinke, CEO of reteam international
  • Klaus Striebich, Managing Director of RaRe Advise
  • Jan Tanner, Expert Consultant for the shopping center, retail real estate, and retail industry
  • Henrike Waldburg, Head of Investment Management Retail at Union Investment
  • Marcus Wild, CEO of SES Spar European Shopping Center


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