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]

The brothers grew up in Elstree in Hertfordshire, next door to Joan Collins.[4]

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.[5] It was later renamed Estate Office Property Consultants and includes brands like Abbey Road Estates.[6] In 2005 he launched a £400m property fund in cooperation with property syndicator aAIM attracting investors like Elton John and Rod Stewart.[7][8]

Cowell lives in London with his wife and two children.[9]


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  2. ^ Doyle, David (9 March 2011). "MIPIM 2011: Nicholas Cowell looks to buy outside London | Online". Property Week. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Search for Prop Idol is on (From The Argus)". 4 August 2004. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Independent". Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "It's fortune rather than fame for X-factor Simon's brother | Business". 13 June 2008. Archived from the original on 26 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Talent shows". Estates Gazette. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  7. ^ James Rossiter (13 January 2005). "Rock stars line up for property fund". This is Money. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Sadie Gray Last updated. "The Times | UK News, World News and Opinion". Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Tim Walker (21 January 2012). "Nicholas Cowell: Brother who's also got the X Factor". The Independent. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 

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