Meet our team

Our team has unrivalled local knowledge and unique experience of managing, selling and letting properties in the heart of London.

We pride ourselves on delivering brilliant customer service and providing you with the best advice to get the most from your property.

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    Alastair Murray

    Interim Director
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    Alastair has over eight years’ experience as an estate agent and is a fully qualified member of the Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. He heads up CityWest Residential’s team and his straight-forward, honest approach often invites positive reviews from customers. Away from work Alastair is a keen sportsman and especially enjoys playing and watching football.  He also enjoys socialising with friends and closely follows the stock market.

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    Zakia Qureshi

    Interim Operations Manager
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    With over three years’ experience in the property industry and a degree in law Zakia has an eye for detail and a passion for property. As our Interim Operations Manager she makes sure the CityWest Residential office runs smoothly and that customers have everything they need. In Zakia’s spare time she enjoys travelling and shopping.

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    Zilvinas Bareikis

    Senior Lettings Negotiator
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    Zilvinas has over five years’ experience in property sales and marketing. Joining CityWest Residential in 2016, he enjoys forming relationships with landlords and tenants alike as well as supporting his team members wherever he can. Outside of work Zilvinas is a keen basketball player and graduated from sports college in Lithuania before moving to the U.K.
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    Diego Bottigliero

    Senior Lettings Negotiator
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    Diego is an experienced lettings negotiator and has proven to be a brilliant addition to the CityWest Residential team since he joined in 2016. Passionate and hard-working he sees communication as key when dealing with customers. In Diego’s spare time you will either find him down the gym working on his fitness or trying to convince our team that no pizza in the UK is better than in his home town in Naples, Italy.
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    James Collinson

    Lettings Negotiator
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    James made the move into the world of sales and lettings in 2016, following his graduation from University and starting his own record label. Ambitious and dedicated in his approach, James ensures his customers are well looked after from the moment they contact him. When James isn’t playing jazz piano or guitar in his spare time he enjoys spending time with friends and going out dancing.
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    Folco Donfrancesco

    Senior Sales Negotiator
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    Working as a restaurant manager for seven years helped Folco to develop his outstanding customer service skills. In 2015 he joined the CityWest Residential team and has loved helping other people find happiness in their homes ever since. In his spare time Folco enjoys reading about politics and current affairs and finding new ways of sustainable living.

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    Gramos Morina

    Sales Negotiator
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    With over three years’ experience in sales and marketing, Gramos prides himself on his honesty and integrity when it comes to helping customers. Being a sales negotiator suits him perfectly as he has a proven track record of establishing long-lasting relationships with vendors and buyers. In Gramos’ spare time he enjoys socializing with his friends and enjoying cheese and wine nights.
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    Shawaiz Zubairi

    Sales Negotiator
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    Shawaiz joined the team in March 2018 and since then has proven himself to be a brilliant sales person with extensive knowledge of property sales, marketing and valuations. His personable nature helps him to offer brilliant customer service, this coupled with his can-do attitude make him a very successful estate agent. In Shawaiz’s spare time he enjoys playing and watching football.
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    Merleen Allen

    Property Manager
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    Merleen currently manages a portfolio of 150 properties on behalf of Kensington and Chelsea. She works alongside them and contractors to provide a high quality service to residents. Prior to her career in property management Merleen could be found singing and writing songs, you may have heard her dulcet tones on a couple of songs if you like House and Garage! Nowadays she can be found travelling with her two boys, enjoying different cultures and the experiences that they bring.

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    Marcio Suster

    Photographer
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    Marcio is experienced in photographing interiors and architecture and joined CityWest Residential to help them showcase the best of Westminster's property. When he's not snapping our properties you can find him taking pictures around the world on his travels.

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    Mohammed Yasin Uddin

    CWR Accounts Assistant
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    Mohammed joined the team in May 2018 as an apprenticeship, studying towards his AAT accounting qualification. He looks after invoicing and other finance related transactions. When he's not calculating sums Mohammed likes watching new movies and travelling the world.

Interim Director
Alastair Murray