Basak brings her extensive education, diverse experience, and background in architecture and business to her real estate work, providing valuable expertise and a unique and fresh mindset and set of tools to the process.
She joined Keller Williams in 2017 and joined the Beard Realty Team in 2019. Since then, she has been working with the Team Lead, Stephen Beard, in serving buyers and sellers throughout the Bay Area, while also helping develop and establish new team protocols and procedures.
Basak is also a passionate architect, inspired by leading integrated and collaborative sustainable design solutions with like-minded colleagues and clients. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey, and a Masters in Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. After working at architecture firms in San Francisco, she became the Director of Architecture at the Dominican University of California. She then started her own business in 2015. Throughout her career, she has worked on a variety of local and international project types including Higher Education. Master Planning and Feasibility, Wineries, Custom Homes, Multi-family housing, Mixed-Use, K-12, Retail and Hospitality, Healthcare, Interior Design, and Project Programming. She is a LEED accredited professional and an active leader in promoting green business practices and design.
Basak has served as a Board member at her children’s school from 2012 to 2017 to lead concept design and fundraising efforts for 21st-century classroom renovations and landscape projects. She is also a member of 'The Missing 32% Project', a research and community building organization to help advance women in the workplace.
Her passions include traveling, music and folk dance, mentoring, organization and research, and nurturing her children’s development and education.