My name is Anton Sorokko. I was born in Russia and have been living in Spain for nearly 25 years. I arrived here with $3,000 and with 3 words in Spanish: “hola”, “adios” and “gracias”. In Russia, after graduating from a University, I worked as operations director in an American consulting firm. Here in Spain I started from scratch in timeshare sales without salary, only on commission. There was a time when I had 3 pesetas left in my pocket – for 2 days we ate grapes and figs from a neighboring abandoned garden. With time, the sales brought results, I became a top producer and after 5 years in Tenerife I bought my first apartment.
Now I have been in the real estate sector for nearly 15 years. I am the founder of Asten Realty – the most prominent real estate agency in the south of Tenerife. We have managed to create a team of great talent and human value. We are 48 people and we continue to grow. My work is something that I am passionate about. I am one of those people who say they have not worked a day because their job is their life and their hobby. I like to make a difference, to inspire people with my own example and to make this world a better place with what I can.
In the university years I played drums in a rock group and wrote silly texts that I wouldn’t dare to show to my children these days. I have been married for 25 years. I have spent more years with my wife, than without her. She is my soulmate and my best friend.
Over time my passion for writing has resulted in a fiction novel “Aprositus” that I published in 2008. It tells the legend of San Borondon – a famous lost island near the Canaries. The book turned out to be a popular tour guide – we have sold 5.000 copies since its publication.