Keyia Yalcin is the founder and owner of The Yalcin Group and Fishnet Restaurant in Maryland.
She received her M.S. in Real Estate Development from Georgetown University and her B.B.A. Business Hospitality Management from Howard University. Keyia's passion is Real Estate and Restaurants. The Yalcin Group was started in 2007 with the acquisition of a Washington D.C multi-unit and a recession on the horizon. It is has since grown to include multiple divisions including Development, Management and Handyman Services. In 2011 while Real Estate was down, Keyia and her husband opened Fishnet Restaurant. Fishnet took the traditional concept of Turkish Street Food 'Balik Ekmek' (translated fish in bread) and fused it with American tastes. This fast- gourmet seafood eatery turned into an exciting original concept over the years with locations in College Park & Baltimore, Maryland.
Keyia has taught at the University of Baltimore and is currently an Adjunct Professor and Capstone Advisor in the Master's in Real Estate Program at Georgetown University. She is also a member of the President’s Round Table (PRT) and serves on the Executive Board of Strong City Baltimore. When Keyia is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two small girls and Siberian Husky as they enjoy urban life in Baltimore City.