about Us

LAMETA INC. was established in January 1990 by Lale Caglar.

Through the years, LAMETA have found the houses for expatriates, helped them to settle and stood by their side when needed.

The LAMETA comes from the German word Lametta (thing which gives light).

Lameta Real Estate and Relocation Inc. is representative of
Cartus Worldwide Relocation Inc. / USA
Relocation Resources International Inc. (WRRI)  / USA, UK, CANADA
Eurohome Relocation Services  / Holland

.............Lale Caglar 


General Manager
Education and Experience:
Robert College, Istanbul (ACG 1969)
Mainz University, Germany (BA 1974)
Ex-Housing Unit Supervisor of the
American Consulate General in Istanbul

Some of the companies we worked for

  • ABB Electric
  • ABN Amro Bank
  • American Consulate
  • American Express Bank
  • American Home Insurance
  • American Hospital
  • Amoco Petrol
  • Andersen Consulting
  • Atlas Copco
  • Bank Sabadel
  • Bayer
  • Belgium Consulate
  • Bosch - Siemens
  • BNP Bank
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • British Consulate
  • British School
  • Brown-Forman
  • Cargill
  • Caterpillar
  • Ciba Chemicals
  • Citibank
  • CNN
  • Coco Cola
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Commercial Union
  • Commerzbank
  • Community School
  • Conrad Hotel
  • Credit Lyonnais
  • Ciragan Palace Hotel
  • Danone
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Deutsche Bank
  • DHL Worldwide
  • DowJones
  • Dresdner Bank
  • DSM Turkey
  • DuPont
  • Eczacıbaşı
  • ED&F Man
  • Ericsson
  • Esprit
  • Essilor Optic
  • Foot Locker
  • Fortis Bank
  • Frito Lay
  • Gap Textile
  • Garlin International
  • General Electric  / Garanti Bank
  • German Consulate
  • Gilette
  • Glaxo Smith
  • GoodYear
  • Hilton Hotel
  • IBM
  • IFC
  • ING Bank
  • Intel
  • Italian Trade Commission
  • Itochu Corporation
  • Japanese Consulate
  • JP Morgan
  • KLM Dutch Airlines
  • Levi`s
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lufthansa
  • Mazda
  • McKinsey&Company
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Microsoft
  • Mitsubishi Corp.
  • Motorola
  • New York Times
  • Nicholson Int.
  • Nike
  • Nato
  • Nokia
  • Oriflame
  • Panasonic
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Pepsi-Cola.
  • Philip Morris
  • Philips
  • Pirelli
  • Price Water House & Coopers
  • Procter&Gamble
  • Quelle
  • Rabo Bank
  • Reuters
  • RJ Reynolds
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • S.K.Y
  • Sakura Bank
  • Samsonite
  • Schenker Arkas
  • Schering-Plough
  • Schneider Electric
  • Set Çimento
  • Siemens
  • Singer
  • Sonera Corporation
  • Swissotel
  • Taisei Corporation
  • Tekfen
  • Tetra Pak
  • The Bank of New York
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Toyota
  • Unilever
  • United Distillers
  • West Deutche Landsbank
  • Windham Int.
  • Worldbank
  • Xerox

letters from our clients

Ad Van Der Vorst - Financial Manager: Moving two years ago from Paris to Istanbul I was in a big need of a relocation company providing me with comprehensible, up to date and accurate information about the city Istanbul, the housing situation, and help in finding an appropriate apartment that fitted my needs. Via my company, Intel Corporation, I was introduced to Lameta Real Estate Center & foreign Service Inc. I have experienced Lameta as a very reliable, friendly, professional and service orientated company with a good eye for detail and an excellent understanding of the needs and requirements of employees relocating to Turkey. Because of Lameta my first months in Istanbul were much easier then expected which allowed me to concentrate fully on my job from the beginning. I recommend to every expatriate moving to Istanbul.

Fransoise Mirassou - Spouse of an Expatriate : Lale has been a very precious help when we arrived in the huge metropole of Istanbul. Her attitude has been very different from the other estate agents we contacted: she really listened and understood our needs and expectations for a flat and always showed us quality places suitable for us ( No waste of time! ) Working with Lameta is great in the sense that you dont feel pushed to take a flat; the most important for them is to show you around to make sure you will choose the optimum place. They contribute a lot in your future happiness in the city!


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