AARREC Celebrates Its New Graduates!

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Özyeğin University Alp Alkaş Retail & Real Estate Center

CELEBRATES ITS NEW GRADUATES!

OzU aA RREC is established to contribute to the ever-growing sector of retail and shopping malls. The center is renowned for its rich variety of rigorous certificate programs.

The second edition of the “Retail and Real Estate Management” certificate program designed in compliance with the needs of the sector was completed on Friday, May 8th, 2015.

In addition to Özyeğin University faculty, the program also welcomed high-caliber guest speakers from the pioneering businesses in the sector including Boyner Holding, Tabanlıoğlu Architecture, CarrefourSA, Güneli CPA, and Emaar. The program is delivered by a total of 62 faculty members and guest speakers.

The program started on October 13th, 2014 and lasted for 21 days over 7 months. This year’s curriculum also included the 5-day program of the ICSC John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals, which places a special emphasis on Shopping Mall Management, with the contributions of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Council of Shopping Centers of Turkey.

Thus, 24 students graduated from the program with double certificates including the internationally recognized ICSC certificate.

The last day of the program was dedicated to a workshop. During the workshop, Cevdet Akçay, Chief Economist at Yapı Kredi Bank, and Dr. Duygu Erten, Vice President at ÇEDBİK, talked about “Sustainable Turkish Economy” and “Sustainable World”, respectively. The workshop continued with a discussion on “Sustainability in the Organized Retail Sector” by the presidents of the member associations of TAMPF – The Federation of Shopping Malls and Retailers. The program concluded with a certificate ceremony.

The 5-day program of the ICSC – John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals took place at Swissôtel under the roof of Özyeğin University Alp Alkaş Retail & Real Estate Center between May 4th and 8th, 2015. The program offered a rigorous curriculum to learn global best practices in shopping mall management, marketing, and leasing. Designed by ICSC, the program is taught by leading industry experts from Turkey and other countries.

The ICSC John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals not only gave participants the opportunity to take a valuable selection of courses on “leasing strategies”, “finance”, “marketing methods”, and “research data” but also prepared them for the certification examinations administered by ICSC.