Margot Olcay is a senior vice president and member of ICR’s Real Estate, Proptech and Lodging Public Relations practice. As a senior member of the team, she focuses on advising public and private sector real estate clients as well as companies in emerging industries. Margot also has extensive experience managing transactions, special situations and crisis situations.
Some of Margot’s professional experience includes marketing Central Asian and Romanian securities to major foreign institutional investors, establishing the first brokerage in Romania and winning Euromoney’s award for “Best Romanian Brokerage”, publicizing the launch of the first Allstate National Journal Heartland Monitor, providing IPO communications for Morgans Hotel Group and M&A communications for the acquisition of the Reckson commercial real estate portfolio by SLGreen Realty and the acquisition of American Financial Realty Trust by Gramercy Capital, managing day to day public relations for Templeton Asset Management, Schroders, AQR, Alliance Bernstein, and, SL Green Realty, MOVE Inc., Radian Guaranty, Torchlight Investors, Jamestown, Olshan Properties, The Related Companies and Heitman among others.
Prior to joining ICR, Margot served as a senior vice president in the Real Estate Practice at New York’s Rubenstein Associates for over a decade. She also worked as a vice president at FTI Consulting where she provided communications consulting services to clients across the financial services sector and earlier at Grayling where her role as an associate director straddled investor relations and corporate communications consulting. She came to Grayling from Turkey’s only publicly listed ADR and leading mobile telephone and ISP, Turkcell, where she served as an investor relations specialist. Margot began her career at Turkey’s leading investment bank, Global Securities, marketing emerging and frontier market securities to global institutional investors. She graduated with a BA from Tufts University and holds a masters from Columbia University in New York City.
Margot lives in New York City with her family and while once highly fluent, still manages to keep up a reasonable conversation in both French and Turkish. She regularly volunteers her services to both The Churchill School and The Chapin School in Manhattan as well as the Point O’ Woods Association on Fire Island, NY.