With over 20 years of industry experience, Ferzan brings a wealth of knowledge in Turkey and Europe real estate investing especially in a branded residences and international hotel chains. Ferzan currently General Manager and heads all hotel investments, construction activities, management contracts with hotel chains, project feasibilities and asset management activities in Er Investment Tourism and Construction company. Under Ferzan’s tenure, the Group portfolio of direct investment is $500m. He is now responsible for 6 Four Points by Sheraton Hotels project (Approx. 750 rooms).
Prior to Er Investment, Ferzan spent two years within the Koç Holding as Business Development Manager with responsibility for defining and implementing the Divan’ s (which is hotel brand) global real estate and management contract strategy. Previously, he spent five years at Astaş Holding as a General Coordinator for Kempinski Residences, Anantara Spa&Fitness, Astoria Shopping Mall and Armani Residences.
Çelikkanat holds MBA degree in Southern State University from USA and Tourism Hospitality Management degree in Mediterranean University from Turkey. He is also a board member and co-founder of International Real Estate Developers organizations, board member of TYD (Turkish Tourism Investors Association) and board member of GISP (Real Estate Strategy Think-Tank Platform).