Kursat Kacira currently serves as President & CEO of Firm Capital American Realty Partners Corp., as TSXV-listed real estate investment company focused on multi-family residential properties in the United States. Kursat has over 25 years of real estate, finance, investment, capital markets, and accounting experience in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Kursat also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Maplewood International REIT, a TSXV-listed real estate investment trust he founded in 2013 to focus on commercial real estate properties in Europe. Kursat was previously Chief Financial Officer of Whiterock REIT, a TSX-listed real estate investment trust where he was involved in acquiring and financing $550 million of commercial properties in Canada and the United States. Kursat was subsequently responsible for executing the sale of Whiterock to Dundee REIT in 2012 for an enterprise value of $1.4 billion.
Prior to joining Whiterock, Kursat was Vice President & Director in the Real Estate Group, Investment Banking at TD Securities Inc. in Toronto, where he worked for the previous nine years. Kursat’s professional experience prior to TD Securities Inc. also includes investment banking in the United States (Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in New York, USA) and public accounting in Canada and Europe (Price Waterhouse in Toronto and Paris, France). Kursat is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario), has a Master of Business Administration (Dean’s Scholarship) from the Stern School of Business at New York University in New York, USA, and a Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) from the University of Waterloo.