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Nazar Altun

General Counsel
Nazar Altun

“The man of action has the present, but the thinker controls the future.”


I joined Tishman in 2018 having heard great things about its culture. When the pandemic hit and upended the real estate world, Tishman more than lived up to its reputation as a positive, collaborative, and professional work environment.

The entire organization stayed focused and organized, solving issues, and conducting business one step at a time. No panic, no blame, just pure problem solving and collaboration across all departments and teams. Thanks to this deliberate and thoughtful approach, the Tishman team was able to triage its existing properties and identify opportunities in the market early.  I have never been prouder to be part of a team.

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Tishman’s collaborative approach allows the legal team to gain an in-depth understanding of the workings of each deal and to provide practical legal risk analysis and solutions that complement the organization’s stated goals. Everyone has a voice at Tishman, and there is no fear of speaking up.

professional biography

Nazar Altun is an Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Tishman. Prior to joining Tishman, Mr. Altun was the General Counsel for Princeton Holdings. Mr. Altun spent the first decade of his career as a real estate litigator at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Hovnanian School in New Jersey. Mr. Altun holds BAs in Biology and English and World Literature from Pitzer College and a JD with honors from George Washington University Law School where he was a George Washington Scholar and a Thurgood Marshall Scholar.