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Grigoriy Azayev

Executive Managing Director and Principal Broker

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Raised in South Brooklyn, with a natural knack for business and finance, Grigoriy started his real estate career right out of high school at 18 years old. Many had told him since he was young that real estate would be the perfect fit, and he ran with it.

Earning his Associate’s Degree in Finance at the College of Staten Island, he planned for a career in investment banking. After getting started at and spending several years with Elite Connect under Vladi’s mentorship, he was advised to get into CRE, and it took off from there. Over the years, he developed earned confidence, in-depth knowledge of the industry, and an unsurpassed love for deal-making.

He possesses core strengths in underwriting deals, picking apart rent rolls, leases, and operating statements, and finding the value and faults in every deal. Grigoriy also connects well with people by listening 80% of the time – and talking 20%. Within 15 minutes of talking with a client, he understands their needs, the challenges they’re facing, and is already devising fitting solutions.

Grigoriy is a numbers guy: “Many people in this industry and world rely heavily on emotions, but one thing I’ve learned is: People lie, but numbers don’t.”

He is fluid and flexible on details but rigid on macro goals, processes, and the Stelth vision. Whatever the goal at hand, Grigoriy tackles it head-on but is always open to collaborating on strategies, tactics, and paths to get to the finish line.

With many local connections and a well-rounded knowledge base, anyone that needs to find something out, or see who can help them, will call Grigoriy and he’s able to put parties together. That’s why he loves working in commercial real estate: to continually solve problems, connect one party to another, and the opportunity to be well rewarded.

Never compromising on his core principle, he insists that all parties deal in good faith and integrity. Outside of real estate, Grigoriy’s passions include Muay-Thai boxing, reading, traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family.