PRINCIPAL & CEO
Kursat is an affordable housing industry veteran having spent the last 17 years overseeing the acquisition, predevelopment, development, construction, operations, and asset management of a multitude of low-income affordable housing projects, including but not limited to 4% or 9% tax credit, large-family, senior, and special needs.
He is an expert in all applicable low-income housing funding programs, local, state and federal programs, including, but not limited to, MHP, AHSC, VHHP, AHP, USDA 514, NPLH, IHTF, and IIG. Prior to founding MirKa, he served as the Director of Project Finance at one of the nation’s leading affordable housing developers, Chelsea Investment Corporation.
In addition to his expertise in project and financial engineering and planning, Mr. Misirlioglu has taken numerous projects from conception to completion, assembling and managing multidisciplinary project teams, including architects, engineers, general contractors, attorneys, appraisers, lenders, tax credit equity investors, property managers, supportive service providers, capital providers, community-oriented non-profit organizations, and property management companies. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting Finance at Bosphorus University (Robert College) and his Master of Science in Business Administration at San Diego State University and holds a Certificate of Economic Development Finance Professional (CEDFP)
Recently, the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center @ SDSU publicly thanked Kursat for being a highly valued, dedicated member of the Advisory Board. "Thank you for all the guidance, mentorship, and resources you are providing our student entrepreneurs."