ABOUT


WHERE LIVING IS INVIGORATED AND THE DAY-TO-DAY IS REIMAGINED

The name zōıa stems from the word ζωή, which means “life” in Greek. We are set into creating life into spaces, through advanced living & working concepts.

Our philosophy and strategy leverages existing «traditionally successful» business models in commercial and residential property, while in parallel introduces to the Greek market new, global tendencies and concepts that currently disrupt the real estate market.


>200m

AUM (€)


2017

Entry to the Greek Market


20

Team size (#)


41

Properties acquired (#)

THE TEAM

AMIR
YERUSHALMI

Co - Founder / BOD

Amir has over 25 years of experience of Real Estate investments, Property and Asset management with over $4 billion transactions in the U.S. & Europe. Founder (2009) and Former CEO of GAIA Real Estate Group (acquired  and managed over 20,000 multifamily apartments in the US).

Founder (2002) & Former CEO of Vision Real Estate Group. Consultant to several Real Estate Technology start-up companies. Amir holds an M.B.A. from both Columbia University and London Business School, and B.A. with distinction from Pace University.

SAGI
RUBIN

Co - Founder / BOD

Over the last 15 years, Sagi has led investment activities with a number of private equity funds, including Richard Branson’s Virgin Green Fund, and Gemini VC.

He has been involved with over $200 million USD investment in companies & projects across the technology, energy and real estate sectors. Sagi holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, and a BA in Computer Science & Management.

NADAV
GRINSHPON

BOD

Nadav carries extensive experience in Real Estate and investments, having served for more than 13 years as CEO in a multi-billion-dollar investment and holding company and managing dozens of public and private investments in Israel, US, Europe, China and Asia.
He has served as managing partner in a Real Estate debt fund and as chairman & board member of numerous large public and private companies, bringing almost two decades of direct investment experience, active board representation, operational and business development and value-add track record.

STAVROS
TOLIAS

Chief Executive Officer

Stavros is carrying significant experience in consulting & management, business development & Real Estate in SE Europe. He has led activities for MNEs & brands such as Sephora, Starbucks, M&S, Carrefour & Selina Hospitality.

Track record in Commercial RE, M&As, restructurings, franchise networks development & management, retail & hospitality operations. He holds a BSc in Economics & an MSc in Applied Economics & Finance from Athens University of Econ. & Business.

GIL
NAVEH

Chief Investment Officer

Gil brings several years of real estate acquisitions, marketing, and sales expertise. He was previously with Shikun & Binui Real Estate Group responsible for residential sales and marketing, with over 700 apartment sales achieved at over 100 million shekel value.

Gil founded the “Israeli Center for Real Estate Consumers “a business providing financial, engineering, and legal diligence services for purchasers of private dwellings.

TASOS
MANIADAKIS

Chief Financial Officer

Anastasios brings significant corporate and project finance experience, with Deloitte and Octane Management Consultants. He has been engaged on M&A, valuations, privatizations, strategic developments, and business plans for industry leaders, including PE, banks and the Greek State.

His industry expertise focuses on Real Estate, Tourism & Leisure and Banking sectors. Anastasios holds an MSc Finance from Loughborough University and a BSc in Business, Economics & Finance from University of Surrey, both from the UK.

VASILIKI
KALAMIDA

Senior Asset Manager

Vasiliki brings a significant experience in the real estate sector with expertise on asset management, investment appraisals and asset recovery strategy. She has a track record in largescale portfolio underwriting, project management and deal structuring in well-established companies.

She holds an MSc in Actuarial and Risk Management from University of Piraeus, an MSc in Applied Statistics from National Technical University of Athens and a BSc in Statistics and Insurance from University of Piraeus.

KATERINA
GKIKA

Commercialization Manager

Katerina has significant experience in people-relations, having worked in different environments, managing teams of various backgrounds. She started from technical roles in TERNA, leading listed Greek group in infrastructure and energy and then moved to real estate and hospitality by joining Selina Hospitality.

In ZOIA she is leading the asset commercialization and business development scqueme. She has a BSc in Economic & Mining Geology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

PANOS
MARGARIS

Facility Manager

Panos has 6 years of experience as a Project Management Engineer. He has been managing and coordinating between project stakeholders, maintaining archive logs, Customer Support and On-site inspections.

He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering.

SOFIA
XYNI

Marketing Specialist

Sofia is a marketer bringing experience in the areas of digital marketing, content creation & communication. She has previously worked in the marketing department for start-ups, a prop-tech company, an advertising agency, and VODAFONE GREECE.

All with the target to create content, digital presence, communication strategies, social media management, brand awareness. She aspires to create meaningful content and produce results. She holds an MSc in International Marketing & Communications and BSc in Economics & Business.

ELENI
AFENTAKI

Senior Development Manager

Eleni is an awarded Architect with more than 12 years of experience in Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management. She has designed several projects of various nature and scale, developing an extended expertise in the Hospitality and Residential sectors.

She holds a Diploma in Architectural Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Patras and two Master Degrees in Architecture, both awarded by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC-Barcelona).

KOSTAS
DALIANIS

Construction Manager

Kostas is α mechanical engineer and project manager with more than 25 years in medium and large-scale projects.

He has successfully completed over 200 projects in Greece & Southeastern Europe for international Retail brands, industrial and residential projects, responsible for the construction of hundreds of thousands SQM developments.

MARILEIA
NTOKOU

Property Manager

Maria-Thaleia has 7 years of experience in customer care roles and the Real Estate Industry. She has participated in numerous projects for different local and international leading companies, such as Airbnb.

Her main responsibilities were Customer Support, Property Consulting and Management. She studied Civil Engineering in National Technological University of Athens. She speaks fluently three languages.

STELLA
APOSTOLIDOU

Finance and Compliance Manager

Stella brings over 10 years of experience with 4 years in various Finance segments. She supervisior the Accounting and Finance team and is responsible for the Investment and Corporate Compliance.

Stella is a graduate of Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering, from the West Attica University. She holds an MSc in the Real Estate Economics MSc from Panteio University.

VASSILIS
NERIS

Investment Associate

Vassilis brings experience in the areas of corporate finance and risk advisory, previously worked at QQuant, Deloitte and Ernst & Young. Has advised large private equity funds in the acquisition of NPL portfolios and in Structured Finance Investments.

He is a CFA Charter holder, holds an MSC in Financial Engineering and Risk Management from Imperial College Business School, an MSc in Finance from Warwick Business School and a BSc in Accounting and Finance from Athens University of Economics and Business.

MARIA
ELIADE

Group Accounting Manager

Maria has over 6 years of experience in providing Audit and Tax services spanning various industries like Real Estate, Telecommunications, Hospitality, Government, Investment, Pharmaceutical and Education.

She holds a BSc in Business and Public Administration from the University of Cyprus and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She is responsible for leading the accounting process at Zoia.

MARIA
MILIORI

Greece Accounting Manager

Maria has over 5 years experience in accounting and audit. She has been involved in group consolidation projects, and she has experience in entities liquidation, company formations and registration services for Local and European companies.

Maria received an MSc from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Auditors of Greece (IESOEL) and a BSc in Accounting and Finance, School of Management and Finance from the Technological Educational Institute of Crete.

MARIA
PAPAGIANNI

Accounting Associate

Maria has 7 years experience in accounting, with expertise in bookkeeping. As a part of ZOIA is responsible for balancing the books. Her first steps were in a trading company where she was responsible for the daily cash management and monthly reconciliations.

She holds a Master in Accounting and Auditing from University of Piraeus and studied accounting in the Technological Institute of Mesolongi.

NAFSIKA
TZOURMANA

Accounting Assistant

Nafsika is an accounting assistant. She brings 4 years of experience as an accountant and she is a member of Zoia team since 2021.

She has significant experience handling the ERP system and she is responsible for ZOIA Group bookkeeping in Greece. She holds a BSc in Business Administration and Management, from the University of Macedonia.

TENIA
TZIMEA

Administrative Manager - Greece

Tenia brings years of experience working in cross-cultural environments.

She has been head of an IT team in one of Greece’s leading banking institutions, and has developed and consulted on a number of new business ventures, as well as personally managed a Luxury villa hospitality complex.

XENIA
EMMANOUILIDOU

Administrative Assistant

Xenia is an undergraduate of the Economic and Regional Development department of Panteion University of Athens and continues in the same university with her postgraduate studies in the field of Real Estate at the Department of Real Estate Economics.