Founder and Honorary President of Gülman Group
Gülman Group’s foundations were laid in 1952, when a great wind of change was dominating the world and Turkey. I started my professional career when our country needed everything it could get. After the Second World War, the world was trying to be rebuilt adopting a new world order, and I personally aimed to introduce innovations to Turkey, which would promote its development in industry, trade, and service industries. Ever since I was a young man, I wanted to introduce innovations to my beloved country. I kept my focus on contributing to the development of the Turkish industry, trade, and service industry through innovative ideas, bold initiatives, and trusted partnerships. When I look back today, I can say that I am proud to have contributed to the establishment of many enterprises that became leading organizations in Turkey, and to have promoted development of the entrepreneurial spirit of my country with the Gülman brand.
Our real estate investments have been the driving force behind the development and growth of our group throughout its nearly 70-year history. We have been proudly leading qualified construction and wholesome urbanization in our country with our residential, office and other commercial real estate investments in important cities of Turkey, especially in Istanbul. Our group managed to survive the cyclical fluctuations thanks to its vision that has always been beyond its time, its reliable equity capital, and its controlled risk management approach.
Our greatest objective for the future is to maintain and further grow what we have obtained over the last 70 years; and to continue our investments that will serve our country's economy by maintaining our structure that gives confidence to our stakeholders.
As the honorary president of the group, I will continue to lead new generations with my experiences, and to proudly follow its achievements which will further foster the Gülman name in the future.