Developer

Mr Kfir, CPA, is an Israeli businessman holding a EU citizenship.

Mr Kfir founded, invested and managed different companies since 2001.

Mr. Kfir has been working in Greece for several years including as board member and  Chairman of Plaza Centers, a listed Real Estate company with around EUR 1B balance sheet, that was among the 3 final bidders on the Helinikon project in 2014. 

In 2016-2017 Mr. Kfir worked with Hellas Capital Leasing including in Thessaloniki with a couple of large US funds.

Mr. Kfir invests in Greece, mainly in Thessaloniki and looks at different projects.

 Previously , Mr. kfir served as executive Chairman of GlobusMax, alarget cinema chain with over 1,000 employees, and  board member of several companies traded on different stock exchanges including Nasdaq, AIM, Warsaw & Tel Aviv.

In addition, Mr. Kfir was involved with the restructurings of several large corporations having EUR B’s in assets across EU and other locations. 

Mr. Kfir has been a featured speaker in different conferences and is mentioned in the economic press on various issues .

Mr. Kfir serves as chairman of the Jerusalem Mental Hospitals’s Friends Society and on several audit committees of non-profit organizations.

Mr. Kfir holds a B.A in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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General Project Manager

Mrs. Orit Silbershtein, PM, Operations and Management

Orit has over 20 years of experience in Real Estate Investment & Development, national and international sales, business development and the development of marketing strategies.

Orit heads the operation issues at the different VAR portfolio companies as well as serves as a PM responsible for certain cases such as Supper Dimension, Ducool, Acoustic Eye and more.

Prior to joining VAR Orit was working in Canada as the Operation Manager for Lansdowne Equity Ventures LTD in Canada, a Real Estate company.

Before that, she was working for 8 years with YL Realty Property Investment & Development Ltd., New York NY USA, a leading Real-Estate company. The Company owns large number of Residential and Commercial Buildings in NYC, NY state.  

 

Orit has managed the company’s sales, and marketing operations, as well as client relations, Established business relations with global Real-estate Firms and private investors, creating mutual investments in large number of assets around the city.

She previously worked with Center Real Estate Property Management Ltd., in Israel,   

A Real-Estate, and Property Management Company specializing in Commercial and Residential properties. Established and managed the company. Overlooking sales and marketing operations including strategic planning. 

 

Orit holds a B.S in Business Administration – Marketing from NYIT, NY

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Legal Counseling

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Legal Counseling

Thanos Charistos

Thanos Charistos was born in 1977 and graduated from the German School of Thessaloniki. He studied Law and Political Sciences at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and obtained his master’s degree (LLM) in Commercial and Economic Law from the same university in 2002. He has periodically contributed articles to various publications for topical legal issues. During 2002-2004, Thanos worked as a legal consultant to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and then he practiced law in the office of his father “Ioannis Charistos and Associates”, focusing on commercial and civil law. In 2010, Thanos co-founded Primius Law Firm and since 2016 together with Giorgos Economou, are the managing partners of Nexus Law Firm. Thanos is a Supreme Court lawyer and has handled a wide range of civil, corporate and real estate cases with great success. He is, also, legal counselor to a number of companies and other legal persons. Thanos speaks German, English and Russian.

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Office Manager

Sevasti Panteleiadou

Office Manager

Sevasti Panteleiadou was born in 1980 in Thessaloniki and had graduated from the Musical School of Thessaloniki. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relationships and Development from the Democritus University of Thrace and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Open University of Cyprus.

Sevasti is licensed to practice the profession of the economist and also licensed as class b accountant-tax consultant.

From 2005 to 2010, she worked as a scientific associate in the political office of a member of the Greek Parliament. From 2010 to 2012, she also worked as a scientific associate of the Minister of State for Transport and Networks, engaging mainly in the implementation of the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) projects by the services of the Ministry (road, railway, port, transport). 

Since 2013, she works with the lawyer Mr. Athanasios Charistos, managing partner of Nexus Law Firm, in Thessaloniki, as Head of the Administration of Nexus Law firm. 

Since 2018, she provides consultation to foreign-owned companies, active in the field of real estate and hotel management, regarding the establishment and operation of daughter Greek companies, for the purpose of buying, renovating, restructuring and operating real estate as hotel companies. 

Architector & Engineering

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Architector & Engineering

Makridis Associates

Makridis Associates is a firm that provides comprehensive services in architecture, urban and interior design, planning, project and construction management. Experienced architects, engineers, planners and consultants offer extensive services in all fields of practice. 

Furthermore Makridis Associates provides comprehensive services in energy saving and sustainable building design, focusing primarily on climate analysis, the implementation of passive solar systems, the incorporation of renewable energy systems (RES), the adaption of ecological materials and ecological methods of construction. 

MAS insists on design excellence, principal commitment, and outstanding services to clients. Our aim is to produce architecture that guarantees a comprehensive approach to the users needs, functional and technical requirements, energy efficiency and aes- thetics. 

Quality, innovation, and sustainability are the main guidelines for the firm, while the use of cutting edge technology constantly upgrades the design services to our clients. in- novation is part of the creative approach to the uniqueness of each project, bringing to- gether the client’s objectives with the influences of the particular site. 

MAS has developed a systematic approach to sustainable design throughout the last twenty years. Many of the projects within the company’s portfolio have been awarded and distinguished for their sustainability and have represented the country in international exhibitions.

Considering the effects that buildings and their operating systems, have on the environment, Makridis Associates is continually developing new strategies to minimize its projects’ ecological impact. 


 

Makridis Associates was awarded
to represent European Architecture
in the exhibition: Sustainable Living Spaces in the EU.

Makridis Associates was honored
with the 1st prizein the [B]green Award architectural competition for sustainable buildings constructed in Greece.

Sevasti is licensed to practice the profession of the economist and also licensed as class b accountant-tax consultant.

From 2005 to 2010, she worked as a scientific associate in the political office of a member of the Greek Parliament. From 2010 to 2012, she also worked as a scientific associate of the Minister of State for Transport and Networks, engaging mainly in the implementation of the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) projects by the services of the Ministry (road, railway, port, transport). 

Since 2013, she works with the lawyer Mr. Athanasios Charistos, managing partner of Nexus Law Firm, in Thessaloniki, as Head of the Administration of Nexus Law firm. 

Since 2018, she provides consultation to foreign-owned companies, active in the field of real estate and hotel management, regarding the establishment and operation of daughter Greek companies, for the purpose of buying, renovating, restructuring and operating real estate as hotel companies. 

Local Project Management​

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Local Project Management

Nikos Tsafonis

Nikos Tsafonis was born in 1974 in Athens and lives in Thessaloniki.

He has a degree in Rural and Surveying Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and he particularly actives in the construction and supervision of private projects and the provision of technical advice.

In 1997 he received his professional diploma.

Until 1999 he served in the Army Geographical Service.

From 2000 to 2012 he was a partner in a construction company for private projects that built more than 15 buildings, large housing estates and about 150 flats.

From 2012 to 2016 he was involved in the construction and supervision of a large hotel unit of 150 rooms and 300 beds (5 stars).

From 2017 until today he continues as a technical consultant pertaining to invest and provides full services of technical supervision and construction management of projects.

Nikos Tsafonis was born in 1974 in Athens and lives in Thessaloniki.

He has a degree in Rural and Surveying Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and he particularly actives in the construction and supervision of private projects and the provision of technical advice.

In 1997 he received his professional diploma.

Until 1999 he served in the Army Geographical Service.

From 2000 to 2012 he was a partner in a construction company for private projects that built more than 15 buildings, large housing estates and about 150 flats.

From 2012 to 2016 he was involved in the construction and supervision of a large hotel unit of 150 rooms and 300 beds (5 stars).

From 2017 until today he continues as a technical consultant pertaining to invest and provides full services of technical supervision and construction management of projects.

Local Marketing

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Local Marketing

Thomas Nikolaou

Having been active in the Real Estate sector since 2010. Thomas Nikolaou founded First Class Real Estate (FCRE) in 2016.  FCRE provides customized services to meet the needs of both property owners and investors, covering the entire array of real estate services from property evaluation to complete property management.  

 

We specialize in sales and management of residential properties located mainly in Panorama, Thessaloniki center, Kalamaria and the East Suburbs, with an emphasis on furnished luxury apartments being handled exclusively by FCRE.