The spotlight is on Russian money, but don’t let the few spoil it for the many


As MPs prepare to debate new sanctions legislation in the Commons next week, acquisition specialist Alisa Zotimova summarises the current mood amongst Russian buyers in the capital, arguing that whilst a clampdown on the small number of unscrupulous oligarchs is long overdue, hardworking people with nothing to hide should not become scrutinised to the extent where they feel unwelcome...

Alisa Zotimova, the Russian born founder of AZ Real Estate, has over fifteen years of experience between Russia and the UK. Her Mayfair-based firm provides a bespoke consultancy service to primarily Russian speaking clients looking to invest in London and UK property, from trophy houses to commercial buildings and student accommodation blocks. Formerly with Cushman & Wakefield and JLL in Russia and the UK she was the top office agent in Moscow in 2006 and then headed the Russian Cross-Border Investment desk in London, followed by running C&W's Alliance Program across EMEA. In 2015 she advised CBRE Residential on launching its Russian Desk in London.

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