London collection. Three new apartments of Kairat Boranbaev

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Kairat Boranbayev , the for­mer father-in-law of Aisultan Nazarbayev, is known for col­lect­ing for­eign real estate. @offshoress “Access to the sea” has already found a man­sion with a busi­ness­man not far from London in the town of Virginia Water (before Radio Azattyk did it ). This place is con­sid­ered the most expen­sive in the UK — TV pre­sen­ter and mod­el Christine Gallagher, the first British rock and roll play­er Cliff Richard, busi­ness­man, founder of the McLaren Group Ron Dennis live next to it.

Residence The Knightsbridge Apartments. Photo: OCCRP

Boranbayev owns hotels in Czech Karlovy Vary, a ten­nis court near this resort, an apart­ment in a closed res­i­dence where Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babish lives, and a golf club in Latvian Jurmala .

The busi­ness­man has an apart­ment in the most expen­sive sky­scraper in Russia — in the Federation tow­er of the Moscow City complex.

Boranbayev has a house even in Canada — a  small man­sion in the sub­urbs of Toronto.

But not a sin­gle inves­ti­ga­tor deal­ing with the real estate of the Family of the first pres­i­dent of Kazakhstan has writ­ten about these apart­ments yet.

Kazakh house

Access to the Sea” has already writ­ten about the London res­i­dence of The Knightsbridge Apartments on sev­er­al occa­sions. The res­i­dence is locat­ed in London’s Knightsbridge area . This is the very cen­ter of London, very close to Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace.

The 11-storey com­plex for two hun­dred lux­u­ry apart­ments was com­plet­ed in 2006. The res­i­dents are pro­vid­ed with under­ground park­ing, a fit­ness cen­ter and a swim­ming pool.

And for some unknown rea­son, it was this com­plex that became attrac­tive for the rich­est fam­i­lies in Kazakhstan. Here’s what we know:

- An apart­ment on the eighth floor for £ 5.2 mil­lion belongs to a firm run by Zamira Imanbekova, wife of the head of the Adal par­ty, Serik Sultangaliyev . The politi­cian’s daugh­ter Aigerim and son-in-law Abai Zhanabaev are also involved in the man­age­ment of the company.

- Two more apart­ments — on the fifth floor of the com­plex — belong to Camilla Kim , the mid­dle daugh­ter of busi­ness­man Vladimir Kim. She received a gift worth £ 14 mil­lion for her major­i­ty . The total price of all of Camilla Kim’s renowned Landlocked prop­er­ties is £ 41.5m.

- Four more apart­ments in this house were bought by Ni’s sis­ters , the daugh­ter of Vladimir Ni, one of the clos­est asso­ciates of Nursultan Nazabaev. Victoria Ni owns three apart­ments on the sev­enth floor, her younger sis­ter Rita Ni owns an apart­ment on the third floor. The total val­ue of this prop­er­ty exceeds £ 31 million.

Total: sev­en out of two hun­dred apart­ments for a total amount of at least £ 50 mil­lion. But the above-men­tioned Kazakhstanis have anoth­er neigh­bor whom they prob­a­bly met in Almaty.

Boranbayev’s possessions

The head of the Adal par­ty, Serik Sultangaliev, may well col­lide with Kairat Boranbayev at the ele­va­tor, or, for exam­ple, run to a neigh­bor for salt: their apart­ments are locat­ed on the same eighth floor of The Knightsbridge Apartments.

In addi­tion to this prop­er­ty, Boranbayev pur­chased two more apart­ments in the same build­ing. They are prob­a­bly adja­cent — the apart­ment num­bers are in a row. These apart­ments are locat­ed on the ground floor (the num­ber­ing of the floors in this build­ing starts from zero).

Kairat Boranbayev bought these apart­ments at the end of 2017. It is note­wor­thy that all three pur­chas­es were made on the same day.

Purchase amounts were not declared. It is only stat­ed that all three prop­er­ties are worth at least £ 1 mil­lion, so the real val­ue of this prop­er­ty is any­one’s guess. Compared to prop­er­ties owned by the Kim, Ni and Sultangaliev fam­i­lies, this prop­er­ty can cost between £ 15 and £ 55 mil­lion .

Extracts from the British real estate reg­is­ter. Apartment num­bers and cadas­tral num­bers are par­tial­ly hid­den by the edi­to­r­i­al staff of “Access to the Sea”

It is note­wor­thy that with his main address­es, Kairat Boranbayev indi­cat­ed not only the house on Dostyk Avenue in Almaty, but also the same man­sion in Virginia Waters, which was dis­cov­ered ear­li­er by “Access to the Sea”.

In total, at least ten apart­ments in The Knightsbridge Apartments belong to immi­grants from Kazakhstan, and the total val­ue of this prop­er­ty can range from £ 65 to £ 105 mil­lion .

In great company

The house, in which dozens of immi­grants from the CIS coun­tries live, and more than half of the apart­ments are reg­is­tered with anony­mous off­shore com­pa­nies, inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ists could not help but become inter­est­ed. The OCCRP con­sor­tium, like “Access to the Sea”, exam­ined the list of own­ers, and found apart­ments there , bought with mon­ey from the Odessa mafia.

Three door­men in tra­di­tion­al top hats greet res­i­dents and guests as they enter the lux­u­ri­ous mul­ti-sto­ry build­ing at 199 Knightsbridge Road in cen­tral London. From here, a mag­nif­i­cent view of the famous Hyde Park opens up. A few steps away is the Harrods depart­ment store, which is so beloved by wealthy immi­grants from for­mer Soviet coun­tries. The first floor is occu­pied by a huge foy­er with lux­u­ri­ous sofas, then there is a 20-meter pool, spa, sauna and gym, ”the jour­nal­ists describe their vis­it to the residence.

They tried to con­tact Anya Angert , the daugh­ter of Alexander Angert , the “Don Dons” of Odessa in the 90s and the “oil mafia” — she owns three apart­ments in The Knightsbridge Apartments. In his gang was Gennady Trukhanov, who lat­er became the may­or of Odessa.

In the same house, peo­ple from the Angert group own three more apart­ments, accord­ing to OCCRP investigators.00April 22, 2021299 viewsLeave a Comment