Via Port is a real estate development company specializing in the design and construction of commercial, residential and hotel property. Via Port is a subsidiary of a family-owned company named Bayraktar Construction established in 1953 in Ankara, Turkey, a top player in commercial real estate development and construction. Via Port’s parent company has executed some of Turkey’s most successful and award-winning projects. Recently, the company adopted the name Via Properties under the management of Mr. Coşkun Bayraktar, who since 2008 has lead its operations in real estate management, tourism, retail shopping mall management, health-care organization management, energy and construction sectors.
Mr. Bayraktar’s vision included the United State of America where he established Via Port to introduce the high quality projects of Via Properties to the USA. The quality of the projects result from a combination of professional work and successful process management while embracing the vision of “the right project in right place at the right time.” Via Port recently purchased two malls in the USA with the vision to transform existing underperforming properties into Via Port projects, which will be leaders in the entertainment experience and performance as real estate investments in their regions.
In September 2014, Via Port Florida in Leesburg, Florida, formerly known as Lake Square Mall, was purchased by Via Properties, parent company of Via Port. Via Port executives undertook the development and construction services, which included major renovations of the center court with the addition of a beautiful fountain, renovations of the food court area, restrooms, flooring and hardscaping, painting of the complete interior and front portion of the exterior, upgrading of lighting for improved safety and energy efficiency, construction of new family restrooms and many other projects. Via Port developers plan for additional renovations with the proposed addition of new out-parcels and a Fun Zone that includes a 22 lane bowling center and an arcade.
In May 2015, Via Port Rotterdam in Schenectady, New York, formerly known as Rotterdam Square Mall or Rotterdam Mall, was purchased by Via Properties, parent company of Via Port. Via Port executives undertook the development and construction services, which included major renovations in the food court, addition of new interior plants and other changes. Via Port executives plan to further develop the property by constructing the much anticipated Via Aquarium, a beautiful aquarium that will contain sharks and other tropical fish. Via Port executives also created the Via Entertainment area that opened on February 19th, 2016, featuring 10 bowling lanes, the “Million Dollar Arcade,” and the “Social House,” a sports bar & grill. Via Port executives anticipate adding other choices to the Via Entertainment such as a Comedy Club and a Party Room.
Via Port executives are continuously in search of similar projects to create leading large-scale retail and entertainment zones that are mixed into commercial, residential and/or hotel properties.