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The Lazari family
Property
Rank 2017
70
Worth
£1,777m
Rise/fall
£57m

Lazari Investments is a leading London property operation, with tenants including the online fashion and beauty retailer Asos. The business was set up by Chris Lazari, a Greek Cypriot whose death in July 2015 at the age of 69 robbed the capital’s property market of one of its shrewdest operators. The industry’s boom in central London has been particularly lucrative for the operation, which has 2.6m sq ft of commercial space in the West End and is now run by the founder’s three children, Len, Nicholas and Andrie. Its net assets exceeded £1.7bn in 2016-17 and there are other property interests.