Our Team & Partners

Our multi-disciplinary team, comprising property and finance professionals, has advised on all property sectors both at the asset and corporate level and will partner with other local and industry experts to provide the best results.

Tassos Kotzanastassis

Tassos is 8GCP’s founder and managing director. He founded 8GCP following a successful career in some of the most prominent firms in the industry: HSBC Group, PRICOA P.I.M. (now Pramerica Real Estate Investors Europe), Henderson Investors and IPD (now MSCI). Prior to 8GCP, he worked for 13 years in London and he was a founding director of the European platform of HSBC Property Investments, building it up from scratch to AUM of nearly €1B. During his career he has amassed experience, in Europe and Asia in all key real estate investment areas: fund management, transactions origination and closing, asset management, valuation, performance measurement, strategy and research.

Tassos is the elected National Council Chair of the Urban Land Council for Greece and Cyprus. He is a regular speaker at conferences and contributor to the financial and the property press on property investment.

Tassos holds a BSc (Hons.) in Economics & Accounting from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Land Management from the University of Reading. He has earned a number of investment management qualifications. He is a CFA charter holder and a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS).

Hara Menelaou

Hara is 8G Capital Partner’s Chief Operating Officer. She co-founded 8GCP following 11 years of managerial experience in international firms based in Cyprus and the UK. Hara started her career in PWC in Cyprus and moved on to ACNielsen Central and Eastern Europe, where she was in charge for the Region’s Advertising Expenditure Department in the Emerging Markets: Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Romania, Croatia, the Ukraine, Bulgaria and Russia. In the UK she managed the Card Services Department (Head of Card Services) of Marfin Laiki Bank UK (now Bank of Cyprus), as well as the Marketing and Planning Department (Head of Marketing and Planning) of the same institution.

Hara holds a BBA in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Adelphi University in New York, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was awarded a prestigious Scholarship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, aimed at talented individuals who have the potential to make change. She earned a Masters in Business Studies, Marketing from Massey University in New Zealand.

Evrita Malli

Evrita is a banking and financial services professional with more than 15 years’ experience in Cyprus and the UK - Cyprus Popular Bank, now Bank of Cyprus, in London & Cyprus, Eurobank Cyprus, UCITS Management company). She has a multi-faceted experience in financial services/banking, spanning credit & commercial banking, risk management, compliance, treasury, private banking, project management and wealth management operations. Exposure from the positions of Deputy in the Group CRO’s office, Head Risk & Project Management, Commercial Credit officer and Head Wealth management operations, provide for a deep understanding of lending, credit structuring / reviews, NPLs, Treasury, FX and Investment products. She has project managed projects such as: Development and issuance of private banking structured products; Development, testing and roll-out of eBanking platform; Centralization of FX transactions; Bank’s head office relocation; Bank branch rationalization; Organization and co-ordination of charity events / gala functions.

Evrita holds an MBA from Ohio State University and a BBA /Finance and BA /German (Highest Honours) from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds the Advanced Examination certificate by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission.

Photis Ioannou

Photis is an experienced real estate property professional, with a diverse industry experience. He has project managed development projects (design, development, sale, issuing of title deeds, after sales asset management) for more than 700 residential units across Cyprus and more than 15 residential conversions in London, UK. His companies have sold more than 1,500 properties and are asset managing more than 300 individually owned residential units.

He is the founder of and is actively involved with a number of companies providing real estate services such as: valuations; real estate agency; property management; compulsory acquisitions consulting/ negotiation/expert witness court representation; real estate investment consulting; project management and development; immigration / real estate services for permanent residency purposes. He has acted as property valuations consultant to many institutions including all the major Cypriot banks and most municipalities in Famagusta.

Photis holds a BSc (Hons) in International Securities Investment and Banking from the University of Reading and an MSc in Real Estate Finance and Funding, (Hons.) from the University of Reading. Photis is a registered valuation surveyor, a registered estate agent and a registered contractor.

Thanasis Athanasiou

Thanasis is a real estate consultant and an economist. He has sold more than 2,000 real estate units and has been instrumental in the successful completion of more than 35 land development projects with a total value greater than €200 million. He is the managing director of Sweet Home Estates, which offers a wide range of professional real estate services including sales, rentals, valuations, project and construction management, real estate developing, holiday lettings and property management. He has an excellent working knowledge of the land registry and planning departments’ regulatory framework, which is instrumental for aiding property owners in resolving planning issues and discrepancies. Thanasis was previously the sales and new business development manager one of the biggest developer group where, among other responsibilities, he managed the group’s network of real estate agents, determined its pricing policy and negotiated sales and purchase agreements.

Thanasis holds a BSc in Economics from the University of La Verne, Califorinia, USA and an MSc in Accounting and Financial Economics (Hons) from the University of Essex, UK. He is a licensed real estate agent.

Xenios Tsierkezos

Xenios is a property manager. He is managing director of Imagine Villa Rentals, specializing in holiday rentals and property management. Xenios and his team are managing more than 250 villas and short lets as well as 100 residential properties in Nicosia, Famagusta and Paphos areas. They are responsible for the properties’ marketing, rentals, facilities management and related accounting and complete more than 5,000 short and long lets annually.

Xenios holds a BSc in Property and Facilities Management (Hons) from Liverpool John Moores University, UK and a BSc in Property Management and Investment (Hons) from the University of Salford, UK. He is a registered valuation surveyor and a registered and licensed real estate agent.

Lance Stanbury

Lance is a large format retail property consultant with over 25 years’ experience of directing retail and leisure operations. Through his position as Shopping Centre Development Director at Cushman & Wakefield, he has worked in the UK, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Albania and Syria, in the fields of pre-opening management set-up and launching of schemes (master planning, tenant co-ordination, contract tendering, marketing, asset management, staff recruitment and restructuring). He also regularly delivers shopping centre management and retail-tainment masterclasses throughout EMEA, Central Asia and the Far East.

He holds Diplomas on Shopping Centre and Leisure Management from the University of Estate Management, the ICSC European Retail Property School and ILAM.

Marios Alexandrou

Marios is a leading consultant and contractor in the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) industry in Cyprus. He is the co-founder of Energy Intel Services which provides consulting services to investment funds for the development of energy projects in CEE and acts as a certified partner to several renewable energy suppliers. Marios project managed the design and installation of several PV power plants in Cyprus and Greece (100KW-3MW) and was a consultant to both the CSP (heliothermic) projects in Cyprus (50MW capacity each) that received NER300 funding. Prior to entering the RES industry, Marios served for 13 years in the Air Force. He led the commissioning, delivery and acceptance tests for new defence systems, established procedures and delivered training to officers and commanders and updated operational plans to incorporate new technology.

Marios is a graduate of the Hellenic Air Force Academy with a specialization in air defense electronics and warfare with post-qualification training in electronic warfare, tactical warfare. He is also certified for the Dimensioning and Installation of Large Scale Solar Thermal Systems and PVs for Heating/ Cooling/ Electricity Production.

Xenios Xenophontos

Xenios is a renewable energy consultant and developer. He is the CEO of P.F.X.T. Thermosolar Renewables Ltd, the owner of Helios Power, a thermosolar project. He is also co-founder of Aerotricity Ltd, a 2.4MW wind farm operating in Cyprus since 2010. He also owns and operates a number of small PV parks (Total 1MW). Xenios has 17 years of financial services industry experience. He worked at Bank of Cyprus for 13 years where his last role was Corporate Banking Development Manager; during his tenure at the bank he gained experience in business development, project risk assessment and internal process re-engineering. He also worked at CNH Capital Markets as corporate manager being responsible for mergers and acquisitions and public company listing and at National Bank of Greece (Cyprus) Ltd as Corporate Banking Manager, with the remit of developing the corporate loan portfolio.

Xenios holds a BA (Hons.) in Accounting from Lancashire Polytechnic and an MBA from Warwick University. Xenios is an FCCA (Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants) and an FCIB (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers).

Sayat Delice

Sayat Delice has extensive knowledge on retail expansion and real estate development in Turkey and the CIS region. He is currently the managing director of ANQOR ‘Value Added Consultancy’.  His accomplishments include the business development of the world famous Accessorize brand in Turkey, Ukraine and Romania. He led a team, that fulfilled the partners’ expectations and worked in projects to open more than 30 Accessorize stores. Sayat was part of several international brand launches in the region and has experience in retail operation management and planning.

He has a merit in MSc in International Management from University of Essex in the UK and a BS degree in Business Administration from Marmara University in Turkey.

Roni Saris

Roni Saris, the co-founder of ANQOR Turkey, is heading its Retail Consultancy, Street Leasing and Capital Markets divisions. Thanks to his industry experience and expertise he advises high-profile retailer clients with their expansion strategies, offering advice ranging from brand positioning, lease acquisitions to contract management and portfolio valuations. Roni also acts on behalf of investors during their retail property search, acquisition and development processes and by working closely with retailers he helps investors to add value through sustainable, long term leases and the optimization of retail space.

Rori is an Economics graduate (Bachelors and Masters degrees) of Marmara University in Turkey

Result-driven in everything we do.

Our Partners

Imagine Villa Rentals specializes in short-term accommodation letting in Cyprus, focusing on the sea-side tourist resorts of Ayia Napa, Protaras and Latchi. Its portfolio includes more than 200 luxury villas and it generates more than 5,000 leads per year with more than 25,000 nights booked p.a. Its extended service offering to holiday makers includes assistance with car hire; airport transfers; excursions; restaurant bookings; wedding planning. The company also provides property owners with a full suite of property management services including cleaning, gardening, pool and asset maintenance.

Our Partners

Anqor is a consulting firm operating in the commercial real estate sector in Turkey. Anqor’s core services include: Retailer services; Shopping centre services; High-street leasing services; Capital markets; Advisory services; as well as Marketing and management strategies. Its mission is to deliver value-add solutions that increase the efficiency and performance of each client’s real estate assets. Anqor’s customer base includes investors, developers, corporate customers / retail brand owners.