A Boston resident since 1992, Gem Mutlu was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He attended Robert College, a 150-year-old institution which is the oldest American high school still in existence in its original location outside the United States. There he obtained a bilingual education and later went on to earning a degree in Business administration from Bosphorus University. While in college, Gem also earned a license as an interpreter and tour manager, and he worked in tourism for four years before coming to Boston to study music. Here he attended Berklee College of Music, where he studied voice and percussion. Gem has a genuine love for languages and diversity of cultures. He taught himself Spanish at a young age, and worked in Boston as a Spanish, English and Turkish interpreter and translator before starting his real estate career in 1999. Gem comes from a family with three generations of experience in the service industry. He brings this understanding and these skills to his successful career in real estate. He has assisted hundreds of buyers, sellers, investors, landlords and tenants achieve their real estate goals in the Greater Boston area and in all aspects of real estate, specializing in home sales, home ownership and quality property investments. Gem has extensive knowledge of the marketplace, and he is an expert in strategic pricing, effective marketing and negotiation. He takes pride in providing superior service and in treating all his clients with utmost care, integrity, professional expertise and attention to detail. He believes that listening to his clients attentively, understanding their true needs and converting them into timely and effective results is essential to the core of his professional work. Gem is also devoted to the art of music, expressed through community building. He is on the advisory board of Dunya Organization, a local non-profit entity committed to promoting intercultural musical events. He performs and records regularly with various groups in the Boston area. In addition, he has been a regular contributor to the Discovery Ensemble, a chamber orchestra based in Boston with a mission to serve as a resource to Boston-area schools that have no music education programs. Gem is also on the event organizing committee and a sponsor of HomeStart Inc., a powerful local organization dedicated to ending homelessness, one person at a time. In his spare time Gem enjoys independent cinema, live music, travel and reading. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Turkish, with conversational skills in Italian and Portuguese. Gem is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.