About Us

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Investing in Trust

As a leading player in property investment and development for almost forty years, Cowell Group offers a range of services for investors, project partners and occupiers. Each is underpinned by deep industry expertise and knowledge, informed by a responsible and far-sighted approach, and delivered by a skilled and professional team.

over 200 properties owned and under management
ober £1bn transacted
over 500 completed transactions

Nicholas and Adrian lead a dedicated and experienced team, who enjoy working with Cowell Group’s large and growing network of investors, joint venture partners, project partners and occupiers. Together, they pride themselves in fostering successful relationships based upon mutual respect, confidence and trust.

“The Cowell Group are visionary and dynamic organisation with strong work ethics. They have ambitious but realistic plans for growth. They have an excellent track record of working in the public and private sector across all tenures including commercial and hotel development. They deliver the highest quality sustainable schemes to achieve positive and successful outcomes.

I have worked with the group for several years across the UK and most notably on a high end scheme in St Johns Wood worth over £30m. I found them to be completely honest, trustworthy and with the highest standards of integrity. They are imaginative and creative in their approach and can complete deals expeditiously.

The whole team are very experienced and warm and welcoming. I can honestly recommend them as a great partner to work with.”

Raj Upadhyaya, Elixir Developments
Nicholas Cowell

Founding Director

With over 40 years’ experience, Nicholas is driven by a passion for property and an ambition to develop Cowell Group’s success as one of the UK’s best independent property companies. He co-ordinates all aspects of Cowell Group’s activities – from liaison with investors and development partners to management of the Group’s broad portfolio. Nicholas enjoys a reputation not only as a renowned deal maker, but also as someone who applies old-fashioned experience and values to find sustainable investment opportunities.

Adrian Levy

Founding Director

Adrian lives and breathes property. With decades of experience and a logical, focussed approach, Adrian loves his work and is determined to build on Cowell Group’s reputation as a responsible, well-funded and opportunity-led property company. Together with Nicholas Cowell, Adrian is responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of Cowell Group’s activities, and is cherished by the younger members of the team who continue to learn and benefit from his property experience, knowledge and passion.

Joanna Deroukakis

Legal Counsel and Office Manager

Joanna qualified as a solicitor in 2006, and has worked for much of that time at Cowell Group where she is responsible for managing the company’s legal affairs. As well as applying her own experience and knowledge, Joanna co-ordinates a network of external solicitors and other consultants to provide a highly efficient and streamlined service. As office manager she also has oversight of all Cowell Group’s HR activities and regulatory responsibilities.

Sven Weinast

Property Director

Sven is responsible for the day-to-day management of Cowell Group’s portfolio, and applies solid strategic expertise to acquisitions as part of the leadership team. Since joining Cowell Group in 2013, has used his skills and a background in the property industry to broaden Cowell Group’s portfolio, and to establish a stable foundation of satisfied, long-term tenants. Sven also leads on new development, and enjoys breathing new life into properties to enhance the group’s impressive portfolio.

Simoni Devetzi

In-house Architect

Simoni studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, and has practised in both Greece and the UK. She has been the in-house architect at Cowell Group since 2017 and is a key member of the Group’s development team with responsibility for reviewing and appraising the development potential of new acquisitions, and handling all planning and other consent issues. In keeping with Cowell Group’s emphasis on responsibility and sustainability, she is currently finishing a postgraduate qualification in environmental design.

Daniel Harkin

Acquisitions Director

With an in depth understanding of the industry, Dan is responsible for overseeing the groups acquisitions of operational real estate and development sites. He uses a creative approach to find deals and unlock hidden value whilst growing the portfolio. Working alongside our in house team of advisors he is able to tackle opportunities head on and is always putting together the next deal.

Investing in Experience

Nicholas Cowell

Founding Director

Adrian Levy

Founding Director

Joanna Deroukakis

Legal Counsel and Office Manager

Meet the team

82 Compayne Gardens, NW6 3RU photo
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St John’s Wood High Street NW8 photo
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St Edmunds Terrace, London NW8 photo
Long Acre, Covent Garden WC2 photo
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82 Compayne Gardens, NW6 3RU

Archway Campus, N19

St John’s Wood High Street NW8

Quaker Street, London E1

St Edmunds Terrace, London NW8

Long Acre, Covent Garden WC2

Maresfield Gardens NW3