Ali Ergun Ergen
Company: TBE Business Solutions
Ali Ergun Ergen comes with a vast experience of more than 18 years in real estate, acquired both on the local market and internationally. Ali Ergun Ergen was also Chairman of ICSC Romanian National Committee (2008-2011) and part of ICSC European Advisory Board, time spent to bring substance to the retail industry.
Graduate of the Istanbul Technical University, Ali Ergun Ergen completes his education with a MSc. in Civil Engineering, Specialty in Construction Management. Starting with 1995, he furthers his studies in Civil Engineering, by participating to the seminars “Cooperation & Communication in Civil Engineering” and “PMI & Earned Value Analysis”.
In 1998, he decisively contributes to the launch of the first modern shopping center in Romania, Bucuresti Mall as Technical Manager of Bayindir – Fiba Bucharest. Later on, he dedicates his efforts to building the second mall of Anchor Grup, implementing the project Plaza Romania and its own Movieplex cinema. Due to his management abilities and know-how of the real estate and retail market, he is offered the position of General Manager of Anchor Grup.
In 2005 Ali Ergun Ergen initiates, as Chief Executive Officer, a new move on the mall chess table: head of strategy of Băneasa Developments, company that operates Băneasa Shopping City.
The strategic planning and development of Baneasa Shopping City, the largest retail platform nationwide, anchored with IKEA, Bricostore, Mobexpert and Carrefour, marked a new era in Romanian retail. However, the bar was to be raised by the CEO himself, Ali Ergun Ergen embarking soon on an even more challenging project – the creation and implementation of Grand Cinema Digiplex – the first full digital cinema, a revolutionary concept that was about to bring not only the best quality screening in Romania, but also a wide array of opportunities for alternative content feature and multimedia events.
In 2012 he returned to Anchor Grup S.A by taking the role of developer establishing for the Grup a strategy of refurbishment for the Bucuresti Mall & Plaza Romania, sales strategy for Anchor Plaza, InnCity Rezidence.
As he permanently seeks for new challenges in 2013 entered into a new stage of his career, as Managing Partner of TBE BUSINESS SOLUTION. Ergen transforms the landscape both locally and nationwide, due to his innovative management techniques, his 360 degrees focus and his zealous commitment to building long lasting lifestyle destinations. Dubbed by the business media, the “retail professor, who built the first, the second and the best shopping centers in Bucharest”, he continues to bring added value to other landmark projects like Coresi Shopping Resort in Brasov, Moara Corbeanca, Timisoara Centrum Project, Arcade Project, and many others greenfield or brownfield projects in Romania and abroad.
He has managed a total of 250 Million Euro development budget and also operated approximately 180,000 square meters (GLA) of commercial real estate, each of which annually registered circa 25 Million Euro of rent over the last 18 years.
His name is synonymous with the evolution of retail in Romania, but also with great real estate developments in the segment’s early stages.