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The Zihov Team


The Zihov Team is a dedicated group of professionals committed to guiding clients through the seamless process of international home ownership, ensuring personalized support and expert advice every step of the way.


Meet Nadir Uysal: Founder of Zihov

Nadir Uysal founded Zihov in 2015 with a vision to revolutionize the real estate industry. With over 20 years of extensive experience, Nadir brings unparalleled expertise to his role as the driving force behind Zihov. His leadership and innovative approach have positioned Zihov as a leading real estate agency with a global reach.

Nadir's journey in real estate began with a deep passion for creating exceptional living spaces and communities. His comprehensive understanding of the market dynamics and trends has been instrumental in Zihov's growth and success. Nadir's strategic foresight and dedication have expanded the company's presence across major markets, including Istanbul, Antalya, Alanya, Mersin, North Cyprus, and Dubai.

Under Nadir's guidance, Zihov has established itself as a premier real estate agency, offering a diverse portfolio that ranges from high-end residential properties to lucrative investment opportunities. His commitment to excellence and client satisfaction is reflected in every project Zihov undertakes. Nadir's expertise extends beyond traditional real estate; he is also a founding member of several real estate advisory and industry bodies, providing insightful analysis and due diligence in the real estate sector.

Nadir's remarkable achievements include bringing major international investors into new markets, setting benchmarks in the industry. With a strong educational background, Nadir Uysal combines academic rigor with practical experience to navigate the complexities of real estate with precision. His leadership has not only elevated Zihov's standing but also contributed significantly to the broader real estate community.

Nadir's vision for Zihov is rooted in innovation, integrity, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. His passion for real estate and commitment to his clients make him a trusted leader and visionary in the industry.


Meet Işık Teker: Sales Manager for the Belgium and Dutch Markets

Işık Teker is a seasoned real estate professional specializing in the Belgium and Dutch markets, bringing a wealth of expertise and a remarkable track record to the Zihov team. Originally from Turkey, Işık has a deep understanding of the unique dynamics and nuances of its regions, making her an invaluable asset to clients looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate.

With a tenacious work ethic and exceptional interpersonal skills, Işık has quickly risen to prominence in her field. Since joining Zihov in 2016, she has consistently demonstrated her commitment to client satisfaction and excellence in service. Her ability to navigate the complexities of the real estate market with precision and empathy sets her apart from the competition.

Işık’s extensive market knowledge and passion for real estate have enabled her to close numerous successful transactions, earning her a stellar reputation among clients and industry peers alike. She prides herself on going above and beyond for her clients, offering comprehensive support throughout the entire real estate process. As both a homeowner and an experienced property investor, Işık brings a unique perspective and valuable insights to every transaction.

Embracing the latest technology and market trends, Işık provides her clients with real-time insights and data-driven strategies to achieve optimal results. Her forward-thinking approach and innovative marketing techniques ensure that her clients have a competitive edge in the ever-evolving real estate landscape.

Supported by the reputable and dynamic Zihov team, Işık Teker is dedicated to delivering exceptional results and building long-lasting relationships with her clients. If you are seeking a trusted and experienced real estate professional, look no further than Işık Teker.


Meet Meryem Yurdayanık: Head of Sales, German, Albanian, and Turkish Markets

With a robust career spanning 15 years Meryem Yurdayanık has established herself as a leading expert in the real estate markets of Germany, Albania, and Turkey. As the Head of Sales for these regions at Zihov, Meryem combines her extensive knowledge and strategic acumen to deliver exceptional results for her clients.

Meryem understands that buying or selling a property is a significant milestone in one's life. Her approach is client-focused and driven by a deep understanding of the market dynamics in each region she oversees. Meryem's ability to provide tailored solutions and strategic guidance ensures that her clients can make informed and confident decisions.

Yurdayanık blends her academic background with practical experience to navigate the real estate landscape with precision. Her leadership at Zihov is characterized by a commitment to excellence and a passion for achieving the best outcomes for her clients.

Meryem's career is marked by her dedication to building strong relationships and her skill in managing diverse market environments. Whether dealing with residential properties in Turkey, investment opportunities in Dubai, or luxury estates in Northern Cyprus, she leverages her expertise to meet and exceed client expectations.

Outside of her professional life, Meryem is known for her love of travel and cultural exploration, which enhances her ability to connect with clients from various backgrounds. Her global perspective and local expertise make her an invaluable asset to the Zihov team.

For those looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate, Meryem Yurdayanık at Zihov is the trusted advisor who will guide you every step of the way with dedication, strategic insight, and exceptional service.


Meet Natalya Kuzmina: Joint Sales Manager for the Russian Market

Representing homeowners and future homeowners in the Russian market, Natalya Kuzmina is dedicated to understanding her clients' needs and leveraging her exceptional negotiation skills to ensure successful transactions.

Born and raised in Russia and living in Turkey for Several years, Natalya has an intrinsic understanding of the many benefits of living in Turkey, including its rich cultural heritage, diverse communities, and unique lifestyle opportunities.

In her 6 years as a realtor, Natalya has earned a stellar reputation among clients and industry professionals alike. Her deep connections and active involvement in the community enhance her ability to meet and exceed client expectations. As a current resident of Alanya, she leverages her local knowledge and extensive network to provide unparalleled service and expertise.

Natalya showcases her properties on our dedicated website and collaborates with a team of professional service providers, to meet all her clients' buying and selling needs. Her communicative, thorough, and detail-oriented approach ensures that clients feel supported and informed throughout every step of their real estate journey.

Partner with Natalya Kuzmina at Zihov for a seamless and successful real estate experience.


Meet Amira Lavic: A Leader in International Real Estate

With over five years of dedicated experience in the real estate industry, Amira stands out for her unwavering commitment and profound expertise. She has navigated the dynamic real estate landscape both independently and as an integral part of the esteemed Zihov team. Previously, Amira held pivotal roles at other prominent firms, refining her leadership skills and overseeing numerous successful listings across diverse market segments.

Amira's career highlights include spearheading full-cycle residential developments in Dubai, Turkey and North Cyprus demonstrating her prowess in project management and market strategy. Her background in sales and design equips her with a keen understanding of effective marketing and branding strategies, elevating property visibility and appeal.

Throughout her career, Amira has cultivated a loyal clientele spanning first-time homebuyers to investors seeking prime opportunities in luxury waterfront properties and holiday homes. Amira Lavic's dedication, coupled with her strategic insights and client-focused approach, continues to set new benchmarks in the real estate sector, making her an invaluable asset at Zihov.


Meet Faris Lavic: Head of Sales for the Balkan Region

Guiding clients with expertise since 2015, Faris Lavic understands that buying or selling a home is one of life's significant decisions. As a seasoned professional at Zihov, Faris is dedicated to empowering clients with the information and tools needed to make informed and confident choices.

Faris brings years of meticulous research and industry experience to every transaction, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free process. His strategic approach encompasses a deep understanding of today's dynamic real estate market, offering clients strategic insights into pricing, marketing, communication, and negotiation strategies. Whether navigating the complexities of buying or selling property, Faris's commitment to excellence and client satisfaction shines through.

With a solid educational background, including a degree in Human Studies and a professor of Linguistics, Faris Lavic combines his academic achievements with practical real estate acumen. From the Istanbul to Dubai, Faris has built a reputation for delivering exceptional service and achieving successful outcomes for clients near and far.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Faris Lavic is an avid adventurer who enjoys exploring new places, meeting diverse people, and embracing different cultures. His passion for discovery mirrors his approach to real estate—focused, adventurous, and driven by a desire to exceed expectations.

Trust Faris Lavic at Zihov to guide you through your real estate journey with professionalism, integrity, and a commitment to achieving your goals.


Meet Ahmet Taha: Head of Sales, Middle East Market

With a distinguished career spanning 10 years in the real estate industry, Ahmet Taha stands as a trusted authority in sales and market strategy across the Middle East. As the Head of Sales for Zihov Middle East, Ahmet brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success to his role.

Ahmet is dedicated to advising and empowering clients throughout their real estate journeys, understanding that buying or selling a property is a pivotal decision in their lives. His strategic approach is grounded in deep market knowledge and a commitment to delivering exceptional service. Ahmet specializes in tailoring bespoke solutions that meet the unique needs of clients across the Middle East region.

Educated with a degree in Sales and Marketing, Ahmet combines academic rigor with hands-on expertise to navigate the complexities of the real estate market with finesse. His leadership at Zihov ensures that clients receive unparalleled support and guidance, backed by strategic insights and innovative solutions.

Beyond his professional achievements, Ahmet Taha is known for his passion for fostering lasting relationships and exceeding client expectations. His proactive approach and dedication to achieving outstanding results make him a valuable asset to both clients and the Zihov team.

Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate, trust Ahmet Taha at Zihov to deliver personalized service, strategic advice, and unparalleled results.


Meet Aydogan Aknar: Sales Manager for the European and US Markets

Providing exceptional service in real estate is built on strong foundations, versatility, and innovation. Aydogan Aknar brings a unique blend of expertise in sales, marketing, and international real estate to the European and US markets. With a proven track record of building trust through tenacity, work ethic, and professionalism, Aydogan consistently delivers exceptional results for his clients.

Aydogan's passion for real estate and sharp attention to detail help sellers achieve the maximum value for their homes and assist buyers in a focused and efficient search for their new property. With 20 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive, Aydogan offers a solid background in sales, marketing, and contract negotiations, ensuring his clients receive the highest level of service.

During his extensive career, Aydogan has negotiated complex, multi-million-dollar deals, bringing a sophisticated skill set to real estate that sets him apart. His ability to advocate for his clients with strategic and savvy negotiation tactics makes him a trusted partner in achieving their real estate goals.

Aydogan's deep understanding of emerging markets and real estate development opportunities is backed by thorough research and analysis. He has successfully developed and executed real estate strategies for market entry, including property selection, multi-million-dollar land assemblies, negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, rezoning, and government relations. His experience in raising capital and forming private equity partnerships further underscores his capability in handling high-stakes transactions.

As part of the Zihov team, Aydogan Aknar is unyieldingly client-focused and results-driven, committed to helping his clients reach their goals and dreams. His expertise and dedication make him an invaluable asset to anyone looking to navigate the real estate markets abroad.

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