Ioannis Xylas is the founder and owner of Geoaxis property & valuation services.
GEOAXIS recorded as the 1 st registered valuation firm of the Greek Ministry of Finance. He has been working within the real estate/property valuation sector, immediately after completing his studies (1996).
Ioannis’ academic studies include a BSc in Land Surveying from The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR), a Diploma in Surveying from The College of Estate Management - The University of Reading (UK) and a Master of Science in Real Estate (M.Sc. in Real Estate) from The University of Reading (UK). Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Panteion University of Athens (GR).
His working experience is exclusively related to the sector of real estate. Ioannis worked with DTZ in England (London City office) and Greece (Athens office) as a property valuer, McDonald's Hellas and Goody's as Director of property development, SISIM spa Italy as delegate of the Greek market and GAIAOSE (Greek Railways) as a property development consultant. His experience in real estate covers a wide range of expertise from property valuation and feasibility studies to property development, marketing and negotiations.
He is currently a Member of The Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as a fellow-FRICS, The European Real Estate Society (ERES) and The Greek Institute of Valuation. He is also a certified property valuer by the Greek Ministry of Finance.
Ioannis is a RICS assessor and a member of the local RICS Professional Valuation Group, he gives seminars on property valuations at The American College of Greece (Deree) and he used to chair the Committee of property valuers of the Technical Chamber of Greece. He is a member of various committees of The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (YPEKA) regarding real estate issues.
Finally, he was a delegate of The National Association of Rural and Surveying Engineering Committee in FIG 6 (Valuation and Management of Real Estate).