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, 2022, 2023 British Property Award as Best Estate Agents in SE16 and Best Estate Agent Guide Award 2022, 2023 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 more than a decade ago with big goals and an equal measure of fantasies. With a background as a building engineer I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in London’s ever changing property market and have one a number of estate agent awards. 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. 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 spend most of my time with family and friends. So, when several years ago 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 2010 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 and The Lands End to John O’Groats cycle challenge in support of Cancer Research UK.

Foivos Tzavalas – Sales and Lettings Manager

Since I can remember, 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 couldn’t see myself anywhere else. I started sales jobs while I was in university and I quickly realised what my strong suit was. 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 property industry, my whole world has been absolutely rocked. The whole duration of my stay in London has been in the South East which I proudly call home.

Daisy Stables – Property Manager

I am a proficient property manager in the vibrant landscape of London’s real estate market. My passion for managing properties is matched only by my dedication to fitness, often spotted exploring architectural wonders or pushing boundaries at the gym. With a meticulous approach and a commitment to exceptional client service, I love overseeing properties with precision and care. My expertise ensures seamless property management experiences, providing peace of mind to landlords and tenants alike.

Moin Mohd – Sales and Letting Property Advisor

My journey into the real estate industry was sparked by a profound interest in creating meaningful connections between individuals and their ideal living spaces. I believe that a home is not just a physical structure; it is a sanctuary that plays a fundamental role in shaping one’s life experiences. This perspective has fuelled my desire to become an estate agent, where I can facilitate the process of finding the perfect home for individuals and families.

The prospect of working in real estate offers an exciting blend of challenges and opportunities, each transaction presenting a unique puzzle to solve. I am drawn to the dynamic nature of the market, where adaptability and problem-solving skills are vital. This motivates me to continually increase my knowledge of the ever-evolving real estate landscape, ensuring that I can provide clients with informed and strategic advice.

In addition to my passion for real estate, I bring to the table a strong foundation in customer service and sales skills. My degree in Business Management has equipped me with the analytical skills, attention to detail, and interpersonal abilities necessary for success in this field.

Cara Brown – Sale Progressor

I moved from Cornwall to London in 2020 for my BA English and Drama and have been here ever since. I knew I wanted to have a city life and London was the best place to do that as it’s a city that is constantly changing.

With my background in drama, I knew I wanted to do something that involved interaction people which is how real estate came to mind.  The London housing market is something that intrigues me, as I know it can be difficult to relocate around in London and find a property that works well. I knew I wanted to work for a company that prioritised people in this process, and this is exactly what Alex & Matteo do.

In my free time I enjoy training Jiu-Jitsu which is something I picked up whilst studying for my degree. I also make sure to keep up with horse riding, something from my country roots. Living in London has allowed me to enjoy another passion of mine, music. I make sure to go to a variety of concerts across London!