Avi Alkas Biography

Country Chairman
Jones Lang LaSalle, Turkey

Avi has more than fifteen years experience in the concept development, leasing and management of shopping centres. Upon serving, projects like Akmerkez, Carousel, İzmit Outlet Center as a professional, in 1997 he established his firm Alkaş Consulting, which played significant roles on leading projects like Maxi, Karada Marina, Olivium, Tepe Nautilus, Optimum, Armada, KayseriPark, KoruPark, İstinyePark and Kent Meydanı. In JLL, he has served in projects like Cevahir, Antares, ViaPort, Optimum Istanbul, Ozdilek, SankoPark, MalatyaPark, DemirPark, Kozzy, Afium, KentPark, GebzeCenter, Optimum Adana, Family Mall Erbil.

As a founder member and still vice chairman of TCSCR (Turkish Council of Shopping Centers and Retailers) and also he is the president of Services & Consulting Group, he has also been serving as a board member in ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) European Advisory Board along with his presence in the ICSC European Award Jury. Along with being a faculty member in ICSC J. Riordan School for Professional Development Avi Alkas was honoured with ICSC Distinguished Service Award in 2010.

Avi also holds, the professional recognition titles of MRICS (Member of RICS Organisation), SCSM (Senior Certified Shopping Center Manager), SCMD (Senior Certified Marketing Director) and SCLS (Senior Certified Leasing Specialist) being the first in Europe. Avi has his MA degree on business administration from Bosphorus University.