Erden Timur was born in Mersin, a Mediterranean coastal city of southern Turkey, in 1982. He attended elementary school at the Taurus College and completed both junior and senior high school at the prestigious Tarsus American College. Upon earning a law degree at the Marmara University in Istanbul, Erden Timur pursued a degree in Economics at the London School of Economics after which he began his career at Timur Construction Real Estate Development and Investment Company.
The revolutionary FOLDHOME concept, a real estate innovation manifested by Erden Timur, is a first not only in Turkey but in the world. The Foldhome and Foldoffice concepts are a trademark of the creator’s brand, NEF, hosting the projects.
MESIAD (Mersin Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association) named Erden Timur “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2010. He was also took sixth place in Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40: Stars of Turkey’s Business World” in 2011.
In the year 2011 alone, Erden Timur was invited to speak at several such high profile events in the real estate sector and entrepreneurship as; the Real Estate Summit, the “Gamechangers of Entrepreneurship Conference” held by the Smile İstanbul Platform at Bosphorus University, Career Days at Tarsus American College and lecture on “Recognizing the Construction Industry and New Business Areas” at Okan University.
Nef was the first-ever real estate company to participate in the %100 Design London fair, the most important trade fair in the design sector. Luring huge crowds at the fair, Nef made both national and international headlines in such world-famous newspapers and magazines as Wired.
Erden Timur, within the four corners of Turkey and abroad, continues to appeal to a wide audience with groundbreaking concepts through Nef and similar projects.