Füsun PHILLIPSON

FYP Project Development Marketing Sales, Co-founder, Ceo

Füsun Yılmaz-Phillipson studied Architecture and Town Planning in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, at Yıldız University in Istanbul and followed this up by studying Sales and Marketing in London.

She started her career in a variety of key positions including Manager for Sales and Marketing at Koç Holding Garanti Koza Inşaat, Deputy General Manager for Sales and Marketing at the Koray Group, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Kemer Yapı Kemer Country, and General Manager of Kemer Golf and Country Club.

She founded her own company FYP Proje Geliştirme Pazarlama Satış A.Ş in 2005, and has been providing a wide range of consultancy and project management services for more than 20 years to leading companies and projects in Project Development, Design, Branding, and Marketing/Sales - both in Turkey and abroad.

FYP has a wide range of clients, partners, brands and projects in housing, commercial real estate, retail and special concepts (food & beverage / culture and entertainment / tourism). Füsun Yılmaz-Phillipson works at board level for major firms and provides consultancy services in the field of project development in Turkey, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Middle East, Russia and the Caucasus. Her company works in close collaboration with several architectural, entertainment and cultural, and hospitality consultants and brands abroad, especially in the UK.

Füsun Yılmaz-Phillipson is a founder and board member of many non-governmental organizations in various fields such as the environment, health, art and creativity; she also on the board of a variety of professional organisations carrying out corporate social responsibility projects.

FYP actively served as a Member/Vice President of the Board of Directors and Member of the Executive Committee in GYODER (The Association of Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Companies in Turkey) between 2013 and 2018. She is also a board member of the Urban Land Institute Turkey, Vice-President of GİSP (Strategic Platform for Real Estate) and a long-term member of the advisory board and jury for the ‘Sign of the City’ Awards programme.