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Tayfun Selen


VP, Procurement & Real Estate | Lincoln Educational Services

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Biography

Tayfun is an architect, accountant, and businessman who lives in Chatham Township, NJ.

Tayfun has worked for an architectural and engineering firm in Cedar Knolls, Montclair State University and joined CB Richard Ellis in 2006. At CBRE / Bank of America he was responsible for the New Store Program, developing 300+/- new branches across the country in 4 years. When the financial crisis occurred Tayfun was transferred to a national account and worked as the Global Director of Project Management.

Tayfun currently works for Lincoln Educational Services as the Vice President of Procurement and Real Estate and is a leader for the Real Estate function which manages 3+ million square feet of real estate in 17 states and the overall procurement function of the company. His team delivered Lincoln’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified 212,000 square feet, $30 million, Automobile Training School in Denver, CO.

Tayfun strongly believes in community engagement. He formerly served on his local Board of Adjustment and supports several local non-profits. Tayfun also is a member of the Morris County Republican Committee.

Tayfun holds Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University and an MBA degree from Montclair State University. He achieved certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt by Rutgers University and Lockheed Martin and is a licensed real estate professional in NJ. Tayfun is also a LEED Accredited Professional certified by US Green Building Council and a Certified Public Accountant.

He resides in Chatham Township with his wife Tulin and daughter Defne, who attends the Chatham public schools.