Bahadır Teker

Bahadır Teker has lead the establishment of Istanbul Mortgage Finansman A.Ş. in 2007 through partnering with York Capital,  a US based hedge fund.  The company has recently been renamed as Şeker Mortgage Finansman A.Ş. after 51% of its shares being purchased by Şekerbank, where he continues to serve as the General Manager and Board Member.  Prior to this, he has provided advisory services in Project Finance, Mortgage Finance and REIT areas at Istanbul Capital, an advisory company which he has established in 2005.   
Bahadır Teker has been one of the key persons in creating the mortgage market in Turkey.  As the Deputy Head of Institutional Investors Department at CMB, he lead the team which was in charge of developing regulatory framework for a robust mortgage market in Turkey.   Before 2005, at CMB he had been in charge of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Mutual and Pension Funds, VC Funds, Investment and Portfolio Management Companies.
Mr. Teker has often been one of the highly sought after speakers on real estate and mortgage market seminars and gatherings not only in Turkey but also on the international platform. Bahadır has also published various articles and wrote three books, “Real Estate Finance through Capital Market Instruments” (1994), “Capital Market Regulations in OECD Countries” (1997), and “Mutual Funds in Turkey” (1999).
Mr. Teker holds a BS in Business Management from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and has completed Finance program of Wharton Business School in 2001.  
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