About Us

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

Winners of the 2021 British Property Award as Best Estate Agents in SE16.

Their careers as estate agents merged several years ago when they became colleagues in a Surrey Quays 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 20 years combined experience in the sector, they are building an estate agency based on honesty, transparency, and customer satisfaction above all else. Get in touch now and let Alex and Matteo help – it’s their business, and it’s what they love to do.

Matteo Donna MNAEA – Director

Like many Londoners, I moved to this city a decade ago with big goals and an equal measure of fantasies. Having finished a building engineering degree in Italy, I started from the ground up – working odd-jobs, and honing my English! Persistence and determination quickly led me onto my desired career path of real estate. Since then, I’ve used my appetite to learn and passion for this business to develop a deep knowledge base. For years now I’ve been coming up with ideas about how the business could be improved, and I’m ready to start really experimenting with these.

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

Growing up in Devon, I watched with childlike fascination as my parents grew their unused farmland into a successful real estate development. When it came time to think about my future, I realised that this fascination with real estate had never left. I immediately moved to London and used my passion and personality to jump headfirst into the industry at a young age. Now, with six years of progressive experience on my side, starting a company feels 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.

Couldn’t recommend Alex & Matteo more highly! We sold our one bed flat in Surrey Quays with Alex & Matteo, with Matteo being our main point of contact. Selling for the first time, they really supported us through the process, giving us advice and helpful info throughout. We were a little nervous to go with an independent estate agent, but as soon as we started the process with Alex & Matteo those concerns were gone completely. Communication was brilliant start to finish, using a Whatsapp group for day-to-day comms, which made things so quick and easy. Matteo even helped with advice on a property we were considering offering on – always going above and beyond. Cannot fault Alex & Matteo in any way. It was genuinely a pleasure to work with them both. Highly recommended.

Sophie Chaytor-Grubb, seller – Google Review