Mr. Alparslan currently manages Real Estate Developments and Investments at Steps. He is also the Managing Partner of Merton, which is a real estate development, construction & engineering company based in Moscow, Istanbul, Baku and Kazakhstan. Upon becoming a partner of Merton in 2008, Mr. Alparslan and his crew transformed the company from a construction subcontractor in Russia into a regional property developer and a general contractor of upscale construction projects. Mr. Alparslan has spent his entire career at Merton, where he started as a Project Engineer in 1999 and ended up being one of the two shareholders of the company in 2008. He holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in civil engineering from Bogazici University of Istanbul.