AZ Real Estate offers bespoke property solutions for private clients looking to acquire sell or invest into London property. Founded by Alisa Zotimova in 2012 after ten years of international property experience at Cushman & Wakefield and JLL, the company is firmly established as a go-to property consultancy in the London market.
The company provides London market investment and private buy-side consulting for clients across the globe. AZ Real Estate has offices situated in London, Lisbon, Moscow, New York and deals with investment across all property sectors including office, retail and residential sales and lettings.
The projects and sites are sourced on and off-market to ensure best opportunities and returns. This is done with discretion and razor-sharp attention to detail. We work with novice and seasoned investors based in the UK and overseas as well as those relocating to the UK to study, work and live.
Our mission is to provide excellent client-focused advice and services for residential or commercial real estate to private clients in London.
A Russian national and a London-based entrepreneur, Alisa is a driven and connected real estate professional with over twelve years of experience between Russia and the UK.
She has a degree in economics followed by a hands-on real estate consulting and brokerage career within JLL and Cushman & Wakefield where her jobs included heading Russian Cross-Border investment desk in London and running the Alliance Program for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Ms. Zotimova has travelled the globe and speaks four languages. With active involvement in Urban Land Institute, Forum48, Young Entrepreneurs in Property and Women in Real Estate, she brings the prospective of “young leaders” and advocates cultural diversity across the business arena.
A qualified lawyer, Anna joins from Russia and brings with her over a decade of experience working with international developers in the shopping centre arena. She was most recently working for Finnish development company SRV Group, where she was responsible for operations of the Pearl Plaza shopping centre in St. Petersburg – a significant Finnish-Chinese joint-venture project. She previously worked with IKEA Centres Russia, managing the operations of two of St Petersburg’s biggest shopping centres.
Anna is experienced in business planning and management, technical, operations and financing, having transacted over 200 significant leasing deals. This includes riding out the Russian financial crisis in 2015 where she headed the re-negotiation of leases with tenants.
In AZ Real Estate Anna is responsible for sourcing a whole range of options for clients looking for investment opportunities in the UK.
Katya started her career in real estate in 2005 in Moscow in Cushman&Wakefield. She represented interested of many high profile Russian and foreign developers such as Queen Group, Capital Group, AFI Development, ENKA and Don Stroy amongst many others where she closed lease deals.
Such companies as TNK BP, Vympelcom, Huawei, Astra Zeneca, Discovery channel, Fortis, Johnson&Johnson, Sony Ericsson, Ozon are just a few who became tenants of the projects that Katya managed.
She had acquisition deals in Moscow City and Coalco residential project.
Before her transition into the world of real estate Katya was heading a sales department of Skynet, an Irish airline and worked in Aeroflot in Ireland.
Two BA degrees – Moscow Linguistic University and University of Limerick (Law and European studies) gave Katya a valuable background to be able to easily adapt to living in London, understand local laws and practices and most importantly to master British real estate market.
AZ Real Estate is built on two key principles – providing excellent professional service and nurturing the dedicated relationship with our client. We understand how important it is to have the best professional adviser covering every aspect of the transaction. We believe in “to each their own” area of expertise and are not generalists.
We have therefore invested a significant amount of time to personally select a group of partners in each related field that match this approach and can act as an extension of our service offering with integrity and confidentiality. We work with both global firms and niche independent players.
AZ Real Estate can serve as a single point of contact for the whole transaction cycle or make appropriate direct introductions to qualified professional advisers in the fields described below.
Architect and Designer
Igor & Olga
“We have been working with Alisa for more than 3 years now and have completed a few projects together. Alisa has extensive knowledge of the market and an indomitable will to serve the client’s best interests; she’s never satisfied with the given and always strives for more. She’s always on hand after the purchase too and helps sort out the issues, which inevitably arise. Softly spoken and thoughtful, Alisa never imposes her opinions but guides you through the advantages and disadvantages in a logical way so that the decision appears obvious, simple and correct. We are very grateful to Alisa for that.”
Nikolay & Elena
“Investing in London’s residential property is an area of interest for us but is not our main source of income. Because of that we don’t have the opportunity to study the market comprehensively ourselves. During our work together Alisa has shown deep knowledge of the property market, provided qualified help in searching for the right investment property and found right tenants very quickly. This assistance was very helpful, as we didn’t have to spend our time on these issues ourselves. Alisa advised and helped us sign the right tenant agreement with high rental yield, which made our purchase profitable in the minimum amount of time, with no idle time in tenancy. Thank you for your professionalism and competence. We are sure we will be making more successful deals together!”
Anna E., Private Banking
“Alisa has been instrumental throughout the acquisition of my private residential property in North London from start to end. She did it with a holistic approach especially when it came to small details; moreover she always had a smile on her face. I would highly recommend her as a professional and knowledgeable real estate expert with connections to the industry and beyond.”
Sergey R., Real Estate Consulting and Investment Executive
“From my experience I can state that Alisa is a very trustworthy and reliable person on whom you can always count. She combines Eastern cheerfulness with Western business sophistication. She is attentive to detail and is a person who can take issues out of the way. She is not afraid to take responsibility and is extremely ambitious to achieve the required results. For all of the above, I can strongly recommend her as a business partner who will add value to tenants, landlords and investors alike”
Sergey K., AG Capital
“Alisa really scores in this job by being able to understand and empathize with different markets and cultures. She is unfailingly supportive and I appreciate her proactive approach to the job”