About Us

If you haven’t guessed it yet, Alex & Matteo Estate Agents is named after its proprietors, Alex Smith and Matteo Donna.

Winners of the 2021 and 2022 British Property Award as Best Estate Agents in SE16 and Best Estate Agent Guide Award 2022 in SE16 and SE1.

Their careers as estate agents merged several years ago when they became colleagues in a traditional high-street estate agency. The pair quickly realised that their working styles, ambitions, and personalities aligned perfectly, making for a natural partnership with just enough competitive spirit to always be pushing each other to outperform.

At a certain point, the only next level to achieve became obvious, and a new business was born!

By choosing Alex and Matteo you’ll be working with friends who want to see each other succeed, but most importantly: local residents who want to see their neighbourhood and neighbours thrive.

With over 25 years combined experience in the sector, and an exceptional team of enthusiastic professionals, they are building an estate agency based on honesty, transparency, and customer satisfaction above all else.

Matteo Donna MNAEA – Director & Founder

Like many Londoners, I moved to this city a decade ago with big goals and an equal measure of fantasies. With a background as a building engineer, real estate has always been my passion. For years now I’ve been coming up with ideas about how the property business could be improved to offer our clients and neighbours the best experience. South East London has become the centre of my life. Over the years, South East London has become the centre of my life. My wife and I bought our first home on Cherry Garden Street, where I am proudly part of the residents association. This is where I celebrate big life events and take lazy walks. So, when I thought about starting a company, there was no other place I could even consider. Luckily, my friend and business partner felt the same!

Alex Smith – Director & Founder

I moved to London in early 2000s from Devon and used my passion and personality to jump headfirst into the industry at a young age. With many years of experience on my side, starting a company felt like the best way to harness my energy, knowledge and continued curiosity about an industry that has really stood the test of time. My friends and colleagues all know that I’m not enjoying myself unless I have a challenge to overcome. Real estate is certainly not short on challenges, but I have kept the momentum going through physical activity and sport. I have completed two London marathon in support of Cancer Research UK.

Foivos Tzavalas – Sales and Lettings Advisor

Since I can remember myself I always wanted to move to London in order to chase my dreams. I managed to do that weeks before my 18th birthday and from then on I can’t see myself anywhere else. I started having sales jobs while I was in university and I quickly realised what my strong suit is. After many years in the hospitality industry, I managed to climb the ranks from a waiter to a reservations manager and that’s when I realised where my heart was, properties. I was always fascinated by the UK housing market from a young age when I used to see all these shows on TV with my family. Since I started working in the industry my whole world was absolutely rocked. The whole duration of my stay in London is in the South East which I proudly call home.

Candice Gibbons – Property Manager and Office Administrator

I have always believed administration is in my DNA and being able to provide support and build lasting relationships both professionally and personally is very important to me.

I was born and raised in sunny Southern Africa where I worked in administrative and management roles for 12 years. I am fortunate to have experienced various industries and even became a foreign languages teacher. This wide-ranging professional life definitely prepared me for my current role where no two days are the same, clients are from very diverse backgrounds and the high-energy in the Alex & Matteo office keeps me sharp and on me toes! Moving to London and joining the wonderful world of Real Estate has, by far, been the most rewarding decision of my career. I was drawn to this fast-paced, exciting and challenging industry because it allows me to use my organising and planning skills. Seeing the excitement of our clients as they get their dream home, is a fantastic bonus. The goal is to grow in knowledge and experience, providing efficient solutions to everyday queries in property management.

Sila Aksac – Social Media & Content Manager

I studied journalism and communication as well as worked for a long time in broadcasting . I always liked showing the unknown to the world. London is a huge city with a lot to catch on camera. Every street is impregnated of history. With Alex & Matteo I got the chance to discover the beauty of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, meet amazing people and share their stories through video blogs. We will continue shooting videos to promote the local area and its diverse communities so if you have a story to share with us please get in touch!