The Management Team brings together:
Savas Ozcan is one of the partners and managing directors of Goldwood Capital Partners. He is an experienced banking and investment advisory professional with over 30 years experience. He holds a B.Sc.(Hons.) degree in Engineering and M.Sc degree in Geostatistics from University of Leeds, UK. He began his professional career at the industrial multinational Atlas Copco before changing course to become a banker and joining Citibank. He then worked at Tekstilbank as Assistant General Manager and became a Board Member of Osmanli Bankasi, Turkey’s oldest bank and a subsidiary of Banque BNP Paribas. After the bank merged with Garanti, he became the CEO and a Board Member of Bank Ekspres, a medium-sized bank specializing in corporate and investment banking (now called Burgan Bank). He has served as a Board Member and consultant to several large corporations in the manufacturing, textile, construction materials, foodstuffs and tourism industries and has acted as a financial and investment advisor on large scale multinational real estate development projects in various countries. Over the years he has advised on a number of M&A transactions.
Mr. Ozcan is fluent in English and Turkish.
Rafael Noriega is one of the partners and managing directors of Goldwood Capital Partners, and he has 20 years of experience in international real estate sales and franchising. He has accumulated a well-known reputation throughout the international real estate industry and franchising industry for negotiation and sales skills and a keen understanding of European, Middle Eastern, African and Latin American markets. Recently he has helped Sperry Van Ness and Coldwell Banker Commercial to expand their brand and Asset Management through the EMEA and Latin American territories. He was Executive Director for INTERO Real Estate EMEA, and prior to this, he was an international consultant for franchise development in the real estate division at Realogy Corporation where he negotiated and signed over 15 master franchise agreements through Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Realogy is the Owner of Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Sotheby’s and ERA. Prior to his stint at Realogy Corporation, he had an excellent opportunity to start in the franchising business in Spain as the General Manager at Century 21 Iberia, during which over 100 franchise offices were signed and operating – making Century 21 one the leading and more successful real estate brands in Spain. His franchise sales philosophy was to support the Master Franchise from start to finish. Based out of Seville, Spain, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Bentley University and he is fluent in English and Spanish and conversational understanding of French, Italian and Portuguese.
Utku Bayraktar is one of the partners and managing directors of Goldwood Capital Partners. He graduated from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University with a M.Sc. degree in Economics. His carreer started in one of the leading real estate companies, Engel&Volkers Real Estate, in Germany. After five years of being in charge on the main real estate hotspots of the world like France, USA and United Arap Emirates, he decided to continue his carrer in the General Contracting Industry and is the former General Manager of Brooklyn Investments and Summa Holdings. His activities where in Europe’s emerging markets like Romania, Moldova and Turkey and was responsible for the management of multi million dollar residential and commercial investments. His further career was designed with Structoris Engineering Contracting as General Manager and Partner for more than six years. Leading and managing large scale contracting projects in the former CIS countries as well as in the Middle East. real estate Association ‘’ National Association of Realtors’’ and is a Certified International Property Specialist, CIPS.
Mr. Bayraktar is fluent in German, English and Turkish.
Faik Calisan is one of the partners and managing directors of Goldwood Capital Partners. He graduated from Ankara Law School with LL.M. degree on Maritime Law. After graduation he has been accepted at Ankara Bar Association and started to practice as an independent lawyer at Calisan Law Office. In 2012 he founded Calisan&Gulerman Law Office and he carries on law practice in Calisan&Gulerman till today.
He is experienced on the fields of Obligation Law, Energy Law, International Arbitration Law, Real Estate Law and Project Financing. He acted as arbitrator, lawyer and advisor in multi million dollar cases and disputes, resolved in accordance with The International Chamber Of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Rules, Turkish Arbitration Codes and Uncitral Arbitration Rules. Also he acted as lawyer and adviser in several real estate development projects in Turkey. He has gained experience in real estate projects as private investor and adviser to foreign investment funds
He has translated three official guidebooks and rulebooks for the Turkish Committee of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and prepared one official Guide about arbitration law.
He is fluent in English and Turkish.