Inspiring and encouraging each employee not only in terms of business goals but also in the quality of personal life, METRO PROPERTIES Turkey’s Board of Directors continue to steer the market with its innovative, fast decision making and visionary management approach.

Gündüz Bayer, joined to METRO in 1998, was appointed to Singapore Office as Regional Managing Director / Vice President in 2010, responsible for real estate related activities in China, India, Vietnam, Japan and Pakistan.

Upon the transfer of the Region to China, he also served as METRO Wholesale Real Estate Director besides his Regional Managing Director position. After his relocation in Turkey in 2015, Gündüz Bayer, besides his position of Managing Director Region Asia, continues to serve as Chairman of the Board responsible for India, Turkey, Russia and Kazakhistan.

Scope of Work

  • Asset Management
  • Project Development
  • Business Finance
  • Shopping Centre Management

 

The formula for a successful shopping centre is created by the correct design of the "location + shopping mall concept + retailer" trio (YAP/DO IT). It is essential to update this design according to the times and changing trends. Every shopping centre has to identify such important changes accurately and renew its concept and shop-mix in line with the times and the needs, at a speed and quality, and maintain the momentum of transformation, which will eventually ensure sustainable success.

Serving as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Member of the Board in METRO PROPERTIES Turkey since 2015, Osman Koçak has various experiences including Finance, Retail and Real Estate fields.

Starting his career in 1997 at METRO Wholesale Turkey, as Manager of Controlling Department, after his position of International Controller responsible for 3 countries at METRO Wholesale Germany, Mr. Koçak was soon promoted to MCC Turkey Controlling Division Manager position.

Later, he worked as Store Manager of METRO Wholesale stores in Ankara and Istanbul to increase his operational knowledge. Next, he worked in charge of CFO at METRO Wholesale Moroccan operations in Casablanca. After returning to METRO Wholesale Turkey as CFO in 2009, he was appointed as CFO to METRO PROPERTIES Turkey in 2012 and continued it until taking over his current position.

Scope of Work

  • Asset Management
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Leasing, Marketing
  • PR / Communications
  • Construction
  • Facility and Design Management
  • Shopping Centre Management
  • IT

 

It is not contradictory for us being customer focused and cost conscious at the same time.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of METRO PROPERTIES Turkey since 2015. Starting his career in 2004 as an independent project controller, Mr. Wetjen started to work for WSG Group in London as a consultant in 2005. He took position of Real Estate Investment Controller in 2007 at METRO GROUP Asset Management Germany and in 2009 he served as the Controller of “Shape 2012 Restructuring Program”. Mr. Wetjen served as Head of International Controlling and later Head of Operational Controlling at METRO PROPERTIES Germany between 2011-2014. He led a Real Estate Development Project in METRO PROPERTIES Turkey in parallel to his position in 2014-2015, and afterward he was promoted to his current position.

Scope of Work

  • Finance & Controlling
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Human Resources and Organization Management

 

While we add long-term value to our business with the real estate we own and manage, we also contribute to the improvement of the quality of life for the people in our cities.