Awais Shahid voted as 2019 Property Disruptor

September 10, 2019

Atzaro Founder, Awais Shahid voted as a Property Disruptor by Insider Magazine.

Prop Disrup


A new generation of innovators are ripping up the rulebook and helping take the North West’s property industry forward. Insider magazine’s Property Disruptors feature profiles 10 new names each year and we are delighted that Atzaro Real Estate founder, Awais Shahid has been included in the 2019 list. 

Profile: Awais Shahid
Director, Atzaro Real Estate 

Atzaro Real Estate is a new real estate developer and property consultancy, the brainchild of Awais Shahid, who made the bold decision to strike out on his own earlier this year.

Prior to this, the Manchester-based 34-year-old spent more than a decade with Britannia Group, working on a number of large-scale developments.

Atzaro’s first appointment is on a 55-storey residential scheme planned for Salford’s Greengate. Of the project, Shahid says: “It demonstrates people’s confidence in my ability, despite not being part of a larger corporate organisation.”

Shahid says funding streams for construction and risk of exit strategy will continue to challenge developers, though these can be addressed by looking to overseas investors for pre-sales and the de-risking of schemes.

In the near future, Atzaro’s focus will be on the Greengate project, as well as expanding his business and client base. He is set to ramp up marketing activity, with another road trip to MIPIM planned.

Awais Shahid - B&W