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About Us

About Us

KEYM is in pursuit of source of sustainable urban life which lies in “social/cultural/economical/physical/natural renewability”.
KEYM aims to provide sustainable connections of place-science-nature-society for existing and future cities via urban renewability.
Speed, data and communication… in 100 years we have gone from the horse and chart to Mars. From the written letter to a portable computer in every pocket, where we can have a video conversation across the globe for free instantly. That is now, so how about tomorrow? For example did you know that by the year 2050 the most important resource on earth will be drinking water?
As KEYM, our role in this world of speed and information is to shape our future with tranquil, universal vision while providing our society with sustainable future and making our projects livable/viable.
Our main motivation in this important job is the projects that we realized in various regions, scales with international and national partners, the experience we acquired from the negotiations with citizens of our country and our young and dynamic personnel who always inspire us to do better.

Organization Chart

Organization Chart

Our Board of Management

Cem Yılmaz
Chairman
İsmail Çakal
Vice Chairman
Onur Soytürk
Board Member
Abdullah Uçar
Direktör

Cem Yılmaz

Chairman

Cem Yılmaz is a graduate of Urban and Regional Planning Department of Istanbul Technical University. He acquired his master’s degree on Urban Planning from Mimar Sinan University and also Metro Management Academy Certificate from Boğaziçi University.
He started his professional life by founding Katılım Planlama Company. He worked as Project Development Expert in Metro AG, Praktiker DIY Markets in 1999 and continued as the Expansion Manager at the same company’s Turkey branch between the years of 2002-2005. He became the Commercial Director of Multi Development Corporation Turkey in 2005 and stayed in the same position until 2007. He worked as a freelance investment advisor to international and national investors between the years of 2007-2011.
Cem Yılmaz co-founded KEYM with his partner İsmail Çakal in 2011.

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İsmail Çakal

Vice Chairman

İsmail Çakal worked in various local municipalities after he graduated from Urban Planning Department of Selçuk University in 1998. He has gained extensive experience in local governance – Planning – urban transformation during his working periods in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 1998-2004 and Küçükçekmece Municipality in 2004-2005. He also worked as court expert in various cases regarding his professional field.
He managed various projects such as Zoning plan works, the historical peninsula database establishment, field assessments and planning works, Planning Zones Data Automation Project, Ayazma Urban Transformation project and similar processes of planning, negotiation and implementation.
He started to give advisory services to various public institutions and companies regarding planning works after found Proje Yönetim ve Danışmanlık Company in 2005.
He has been Vice Chairman of KEYM since he co-founded it with his partner Cem Yılmaz in 2012.

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Onur Soytürk

Board Member

Mr. Soytürk was born in Samsun in 1980 and got his pre-college education in here. He was graduated from Mimar Sinan University department of Urban and Regional Planning in 2004.
After starting his professional life as an urban planner in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality he worked as GIS expert for 3 years in NetCAD. He worked as the Chief of Urban Transformation department in Gaziosmanpasa Municipality between the years of 2009-2011. After 6 years of experience in public sector he transferred to Amplio Company and realized the Sütlüce Project as the Real Estate Development Manager.
He is also the board member of ORGISYAD, as well as the founder and director of “Planlama.Org” web portal.
Mr. Soytürk has been board member at KEYM since April 2016 after he started as a coordinator in 2012.

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Abdullah Uçar

Direktör

1985 yılında İzmir`de doğan Uçar, 2008 yılında Selçuk Üniversitesi Şehir ve Bölge Planlama Bölümünden mezun oldu. Planlama teknolojilerine ilgi duyarak GIS ve CAD konusunda uzmanlaşmıştır.

Mezuniyetinden hemen sonra merkezi İzmir’de bulunan kentsel planlama, kentsel tasarım ve gayrimenkul yatırım danışmanlıkları konusunda faaliyet gösteren Aktif KENT firmasını kurmuştur.

2009 yılı itibari ile PY Planlama / Tasarım / Yatırım / Danışmanlık ekibine katılarak şehir plancısı ve genel müdür olarak çalışmalarını devam ettirmektedir.

Kurulduğu günden itibaren KEYM ekibinde bulunan Uçar, İş Geliştirme ve Planlama Direktörü olarak, deneyimlerini proje ortaklarına sunmaya başarılı bir şekilde devam ettirmektedir.

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Team

Team
Elif Esra Şahin
Planning and Design Manager
Fuat Akkoyunlu
Manager of Urban Renewal
Levent Ergüler
Kentsel Yenileme Yöneticisi
Mustafa Erşahin
Manager of Urban Renewal
Nur Sezgin
Design Manager
A. Anıl Aydın
Urban Planner
Cafer Necefli
Urban Planner
Eren Özgören
Urban Planner
Yavuz G. Kuş
Urban Planner
Gülşah Sarıkaya
Urban Planner
Hasan D. Bozkurt
Finance / Public Relations
Ilga Cengiz
Urban Planner
Aslı Bilge Koçak
Urban Planner, Architect
Evin Keser
Architect
Murşide Kasırğa
Urban Planner
Erdinç Öztürk
Administrative works
Mahsum Efşin
Survey Technician
Necmettin Yılmaz
Public Relations
Yasemin Delikanlı
Accountant
Zeki Kaya
Administrative Works
Gülay Yurtseven
Cook
Fatma Uzuner
Cleaning and Services

Elif Esra Şahin

Planning and Design Manager

She was graduated from Yıldız Technical University deparment of Urban and Regional Planning in 2006. Her professional carrier started in Istanbul Metropolitan Planning Bureau while she did her masters in MSGSU Urban Design program from which she graduated in 2009. Apart from professional life, Mrs. Şahin has also participated and won several Urban Design Project competitions as part of different teams where she took the role of Urban Design Expert. Afterwards she worked at KAYADER as planning manager of one of the biggest urban transformation projects named “Cendere Valley Urban Transformation Project”.
She has been a part of KEYM family since 2013 as an experienced Planning and Design Manager.

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Fuat Akkoyunlu

Manager of Urban Renewal

Mr. Akkoyunlu was born in Bayburt in 1988 and got his pre-college education in here. He was graduated from Yildiz Technical University department of Geomatics Engineering in 2013.
He started his professional as geomatics engineer at Makyol Construction in 2011.
Fuat Akkoyunlu has been Project Manager at KEYM since June 2013 after starting as geomatics engineer in 2012. He is doing his masters in Geographic Information Systems program of Istanbul Technical University at the same time.

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Levent Ergüler

Kentsel Yenileme Yöneticisi

Mr. Ergüler was born in 1990 in Eskişehir and got his primary education in here. He graduated from Urban Planning Department of ITU in 2013.
He took part in projects like “Taksim Renewal Project Pedestrial Circulation” in 2012, “Besiktas Square Pedestrian Circulation” doctoral studies data and analysis project in 2013.
He has joined KEYM after his graduation and has been working as urban renewal manager. He is also a master’s student at Urban Planning program of Istanbul Technical University.

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Mustafa Erşahin

Manager of Urban Renewal

Mr. Ersahin was born in 1988 in Istanbul. He started studying at Urban Planning department of Dokuz Eylul University in 2006.
He worked at Çakanşimşek Planning company in İzmir between the years of 2011 and 2012. After his graduation in 2012 he started to work as real estate appraiser at Ekol Real Estate appraising Inc. and prepared about 1.000 appraisal reports.
He started his job as project manager in Gaziosmanpasa urban transformation project at KEYM. At the same time he managed the field assessments of Elazig project and manages Cizre Urban transformation project.

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Nur Sezgin

Design Manager

Mrs. Sezgin was graduated from Istanbul University’s Landscape architecture department with honors in 2010. She is also a masters student in Urban and Regional planning department of Mimar Sinan University.
She worked at Proje Yönetim in 2010-2011 and in various landscape projects in 2011-2015. She joined KEYM in 2015 and has since been Landscape architect/urban planner.

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A. Anıl Aydın

Urban Planner

Aktuğ Anıl Aydın was born in Istanbul in 1988 and got his pre-college education in here. He was graduated from Dokuz Eylül University department of urban planning with honors in 2011.
He started his professional life as solutions partner in real estate sector and worked in various provinces for 2 years. He is also doing his masters focused on urban planning and transformation in Yildiz Technical University and has an expertise on these fields including the legislatory basis.
Mr. Aydin has been at KEYM since February 2016.

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Cafer Necefli

Urban Planner

Mr. Najafli was born in Baku in 1993 and got admitted to Yildiz Technical University’s Urban and Regional Planning department in 2011. He was graduated with honors in 2016.
He also studied at Vienna University of Technology’s Spatial Planning department for 1 year.
He has joined KEYM as an Urban Planner/GIS Specialist in 2016. Mr. Najafli speaks English, Russian and German.

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Eren Özgören

Urban Planner

Eren Özgören was graduated from Yıldız Technical University in 2013 as honour student. He worked in Financial Center of İstanbul Project between 2012-2014 as responsible for technical report preparation, Data gathering and mapping with GIS. Since 2014 he has been working in many urban design scales such as urban waterfront, square, urban center and residential designing.
Mr. Özgören has been giving his services in urban renewal and urban design projects since 2015 at KEYM.

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Yavuz G. Kuş

Urban Planner

Yavuz Kuş was born in Kayseri in 1991. He started his education life and lived in Mersin then finished high school back in Kayseri. After graduating from Urban Planning department of Istanbul Technical University in 2015 he has been working at KEYM as urban planner.
He has been a part of field studies in Gaziosmanpasa Urban Renewal Project, Elazig Project and Gebze Project. His works at KEYM mainly focus on urban planning, graphic design and social media management.

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Gülşah Sarıkaya

Urban Planner

She was graduated from Yıldız Technical University’s City and Regional Planning Department in 2013. She continues her education life at Istanbul Technical University’s Urban Design Master program.
Ms. Sarıkaya started her business life as a student in the analysis phase of Istanbul Tourism Master Plan in 2012 while continuing her undergraduate education at Yıldız Technical University and gained experience in planning at Ünver Planning company that she entered in 2013.
Since December 2013, she continues to work as City Planner at KEYM.

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Hasan D. Bozkurt

Finance / Public Relations

He was born in Istanbul in 1989 and got his pre-college education in here. After graduating from Trakya University’s Finance department in 2010 and he started working at KEYM’s Gaziosmanpasa Sarigol Liaison office in 2013. He also managed the payments and inspections at the Karayollari office within scope of 6306 law. Mr. Bozkurt continues to work at KEYM focusing on 6306 practices, rightful ownership protocols and rental aids.

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Ilga Cengiz

Urban Planner

Ilga Cengiz was born in Manisa in 1992 and got her pre-college education in here. She got admitted to the Urban Planning department of Mimar Sinan University in 2011. She worked at EPA Architecture while studying before she was graduated in 2016 with a minor in Architecture.
Ilga is also board member of “Sokak Bizim” association. She has been working at KEYM since 2016.

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Aslı Bilge Koçak

Urban Planner, Architect

She was graduated from Yildiz Technical University as a graduate with honors with a double degree in Architecture and Urban & Regional Planning. She has participated in many competetions and won awards as well. In her educational and professional life, she has been a part of various projects including conceptual design, restoration projects, national architectural/urban design competetions. Aslı speaks English and French.

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Evin Keser

Architect

Evin Keser was born in Şırnak/Cizre in 1994 and got her pre-college education in here. She got her Architecture degree from Çukurova University in 2016.
She joined KEYM in 2016 and continues to work at our Cizre Liaison office.

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Murşide Kasırğa

Urban Planner

Murşide Kasırğa was born in Diyarbakır in 1992 and got her pre-college education in here. She was graduated from Urban Planning department of Dokuz Eylul University in 2015.
She joined KEYM in 2016 and continues to work at our Cizre Liaison office.

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Erdinç Öztürk

Administrative works

He was born in Ordu in 1990 and got his pre-college education in here. He was graduated from Finance dep. of Trakya University in 2014. Mr. Öztürk has been working at the main office of KEYM since July 2016.

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Mahsum Efşin

Survey Technician

Mahsum Efşin was born in Şırnak/Cizre in 1993 and got her pre-college education in here. He was graduated from Harran University in 2014 and worked as survey technician for 1 year in a private company.
He joined KEYM in January 2017 and continues to work at our Cizre Liaison office.

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Necmettin Yılmaz

Public Relations

Necmettin Yılmaz was born in Şırnak/Cizre in 1993 and got his pre-college education in here. He is a graduate from the finance department of professional development high school.
Necmettin joined KEYM in August 2016 and continues to work at our Cizre Liaison office.

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Yasemin Delikanlı

Accountant

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Zeki Kaya

Administrative Works

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Gülay Yurtseven

Cook

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Fatma Uzuner

Cleaning and Services

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Our Principles

  1. We value and focus on human wellbeing…
  2. Creating places that are part of the future vision suiting the community needs…
  3. Expanding our company in reflection of the societal diversity…
  4. Redistributing responsibility from individuals into teams with a common goal…
  5. Being aware of our ability and responsibility to better our country and the world…
  6. Acknowledging that our work is not just work but more…
  7. Establishing a strong connection between accessing the deep knowledge that is coming from our past and catching up with modern technology…
  8. Being brave at we do…
6250
Urban Design Projects (Hectares)
14500
Master Plans (Hectares)
45000
Negotiation Interviews
10000
Protocols
600000
Architectural & Implementation Projects (m²)

Future Integration

Since our establishment we did our best plan and design places, squares and buildings to meet the needs of users. “Forward integration” is basically the next step of this approach for us – foreseeing the future needs and meeting these needs in today’s conditions…
We develop the concept and strategy of our projects by integrating the short and long term projections to our design, implementation and operation phases.
By integrating future with cities; we believe we can achieve a common vision for our country and live in urban spaces suitable to this vision.

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Our Quality Policy

Our biggest goal is using urban renewal along with advanced technology and engineering solutions to provide sustainable connection among place – science – nature – community in existing and new cities.
The primary figure of this process is our young and dynamic staff who are the motivators and carriers of our will to always do better. KEYM staff does its best to provide the fastest and most suitable solution to the expectations and needs of our customers by efficiently utilizing every source, working professionally and embracing the team spirit.
Aiming constant improvement in our services, providing services according to legislations and international standards, as well as efficiently meeting the requirements of ISO 9001 Quality Management System Standard form our “Quality Policy”.