Nicholas Cowell

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Nicholas Andrew Cowell (born 7 March 1961) is a British estate agent, co-founder and director of Estate Office Property Consultants,[1] and head of the Cowell Group.[2] He is the brother of Simon Cowell and author Tony Cowell and has appeared on the UK television series The Block as a judge.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Cowell was born to Eric Selig Philip Cowell, a record company executive at EMI, and dancer Josie "Julie" Dalglish in 1961.[4] The brothers grew up in Elstree in Hertfordshire, next door to Joan Collins.[5]

In the late 1970s he began work as an estate agency office junior at Garrard Smith & Partners and subsequently bought the company in 1983 with his business partner Adrian Levy.[6] It was later renamed Estate Office Property Consultants and includes brands like Abbey Road Estates.[7] In 2005 he launched a £400m property fund in cooperation with property syndicator aAIM attracting investors like Elton John and Rod Stewart.[8][9]

Cowell lives in London with his wife and two children.[10]


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  2. ^ Doyle, David (2011-03-09). "MIPIM 2011: Nicholas Cowell looks to buy outside London | Online". Property Week. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  3. ^ "Search for Prop Idol is on (From The Argus)". 2004-08-04. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Revealed: the secrets of Simon Cowell's youth, by his mother | Mail Online". 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  5. ^ "The Independent". Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "It's fortune rather than fame for X-factor Simon's brother | Business". 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  7. ^ "Talent shows". Estates Gazette. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  8. ^ James Rossiter (2005-01-13). "Rock stars line up for property fund". This is Money. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  9. ^ Sadie Gray Last updated March 3 2012 6:46PM. "The Times | UK News, World News and Opinion". Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  10. ^ Tim Walker (2012-01-21). "Nicholas Cowell: Brother who's also got the X Factor". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 

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