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 20 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.
To find out more about Alisa, her life outside AZ Real Estate ad her book go to alisazotimova.com
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.
Marianna is our Property Manager who joined AZ Real Estate team in September 2021 and has quickly settled into providing dedicated support for our landlords and tenants.
Originally from Belarus, she has a Degree in Economics and has previously worked within the London financial industry as a due diligence analyst and project manager.
Having always had a keen interest in Property and with over 10 years’ experience working in a family property business in London, Marianna knows what landlords and tenants are expecting from us. Marianna enjoys her busy role that involves a lot of problem-solving and regular communication with tenants, landlords, agents, tradesmen and contractors. She loves being challenged and that ‘no two days are the same’. She speaks three languages.
Nadia joined our team in Autumn 2021 and has extensive international experience in the Art Industry. Before relocation to the UK, she lived in Russia, as well as in the US and South Africa.
Having had an art history degree as a background, she later continued education in Art Management and Gallery Business, did an internship in Hong Kong and Miami.
In Moscow, Nadia co-founded a Consulting Agency that was providing art advisory and organising trips to the leading Art Fairs accompanied by experts (Venice Biennale, Art Basel, Frieze, TEFAF).
In AZ Real estate, Nadia continues to work as an art adviser, collaborating with private galleries around the world, independent artists, working in partnership with an extended pool of designers and architects. She focuses on ‘Art as an investment’ tools in relation to real estate providing a variety of design decoration and art-investment services, additionally accompanying our clients after sales or leasing deals.
Born in Russia, Yulia initially graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and later obtained a PhD in Economics. She spent 7 years in economic consulting research helping corporations and government departments make effective business and regulatory decisions.
Having also worked in a marketing department of an international IT company, Yulia got fascinated by Marketing. She widened her experience during three years of leading Marketing and IT in a Moscow fashion brand and retailer.
After relocation to the UK in 2015, Yulia continued her professional development and acquired local marketing expertise by working as a Head of Technology and Communications for a London Real Estate Agency. She joined AZ Real Estate in 2021 to consolidate our marketing efforts and to drive them forward to the next level.
Alesya joined AZ Real Estate in 2018 as a personal assistant of Alisa Zotimova. Alesya speaks several languages and has the magic of organizing tasks, schedules and communications. Now the whole team relies on her support in everyday tasks.
Alesya has worked as a personal assistant in various international companies in logistics, tourism, construction, and real estate. In each company, she successfully built the workflow to reduce the workload of the company’s directors, which let them focus more efficiently on their key tasks.
With many years’ experience in multitasking, Alesya has learned how to address and quickly solve even the most challenging problems. She strives for constant self-development and learning new things, which helps her grow and broaden her knowledge.
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.
Act with integrity
We always stick to transparency in our processes, high standards in our work and respect for our clients’ privacy. Treating every project like we own it, we have built our professional reputation on the principles of accountability and integrity.
We are not afraid to challenge former ways of doing things, continuously evolving our business processes. Striving to do better every day, we seek to grow our expertise and stay up to date with industry changes.
We offer a listening ear and an open heart to everyone we work with. We pay attention and relate to our clients. We don’t let our partners down. We connect beyond a job and support each other.
Look beneath the surface
To deliver the best result possible – whether in assessing the deal, working with clients, or making business decisions – we ask the right questions to understand the “why” behind each detail. Being thorough pushes us to dig deeper whilst critical thinking keeps us on the right track.
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”