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About us

Noble House is a highly motivated tight-knit team of property professionals that consistently delivers.

Frank Montanaro—Managing Director

Who we are

Noble House Properties was established in 1992 with the aim of purchasing and refurbishing run-down residential properties in central and north London. From there we branched out by acquiring brownfield and commercial sites, successfully applying for change of use in order to transform them into prime commercial and residential schemes.

About us

As the company developed, our interests have become increasingly diverse. We have undertaken many new-build projects, several of which have been joint ventures with housing associations, as well as with prestigious national and international architects, developers and construction companies. Meanwhile, our directors continue to draw on their unrivalled local knowledge to select and acquire properties in Islington and surrounding areas for refurbishment and conversion.

About us

Our lean, flexible structure, together with our passion for property, means that we can move quickly and think creatively in order to get projects off the ground. Over the years, we’ve built a solid track record for creating high calibre schemes and we’re delighted that a number of our developments have won prestigious industry awards in recognition of their quality and design.

Timeline

  • 2015
    We're currently on site building over 150 units, with well over 300 units currently in the planning pipeline stages.

  • 2015
    NHE was formed to sell and rent our bespoke properties directly to our customer base.

  • 2015
    We're looking to continue to grow our capacity for sites and units that we're working on.

  • 2014
    NHP move in to our new Head Quarters in the Paper Mill Buildings, City Garden Row, N1 having converted our Business Centre at Coleman Fields to residential through the Permitted Development laws.

  • 2013
    We also acquired a 20,000 sq ft redundant Paper Mill Building on City Garden Road, N1 off City Road, restoring it and changing the use to office space.

  • 2013
    Permitted Development rules come in to force and NHP acquired numerous office buildings, achieving change of use consents to residential.

  • 2012
    Frank Montanaro & Russell Kilikita disolve partnership after 20+ successful years together in an amicable split, they remain close friends.

  • 2012
    Sole control falls to Frank Montanaro, sparking a new era for NHP and allowing for a growth in the output of units.

  • 2011
    Completed 25+ transactions, all at profit, leading to stronger ties with our funding partners, both existing and new.

  • 2010
    NHC was formed to solely build out NHP schemes, giving us more control on the construction phase, and allowing us to be more competitive when acquiring new projects.

  • 2010
    Future vision of the new set up is to be able to build out more schemes and units.

  • 2008
    At this point the market crashed, NHP reorganised and redirected our strategy.

  • 2007
    Was approached by HBOS and accepted an offer to set up a £50,000,000 initial fund, while simultaneously increasing alternative lines of funding.

  • 2006
    At this point Noble House started to expand rapidly, working on a much larger scale, achieving consent for a 200+ unit scheme on Commercial and aquiring a portfolio of W1 properties which were broken up and sold off individually.

  • 2004
    Obtained planning for the Clock Tower at Islington High Street for residential and office space and NHP moved our offices in here.

  • 2002
    Expanded our geographical catchment to areas including Dalston and Aldgate, while continuing to excel in the Borough of Islington.

  • 2002
    At the same time we changed to the business plan to see larger development sites through planning, construction and sales, concentrating on planning gains and selected development sites.

  • 2000
    Acquired the historic clock tower on Islington High Street, we retained the building and opened up our second Business Centre on site.

  • 1998
    Acquired a 15,000 sq ft building on Coleman Fields, London N1. Created a Business Centre and moved premises in to Business Centre.

  • 1998
    The acquisition signified the 1st major building acquired.

  • 1994
    Carried out numerous refurbishments and conversions in the Borough of Islington.

  • 1993
    Moved to premises in St Peters Street, N1.

  • 1992
    Opening in their first office in Stoke Newington.

  • 1992
    NHP Formed by 3 partners.


Team

Noble House Properties comprises a highly enthusiastic and experienced senior management team, whose combined passion and drive is entirely focused on creating exceptional residential and commercial properties. By working closely with our dedicated acquisitions, property management and accountancy teams we always meet and regularly exceed expectations.

Frank Montanaro

Frank Montanaro
Managing Director
frank@nhplondon.co.uk

In 1983, at the age of 20, Frank opened an estate agency in Islington and by 1987 he had three successful franchises for Winkworth and a team of 30 staff. However, in 1989/90 the residential property market crashed and Frank decided to take his career in a new direction and became a property developer. After a couple of years working independently, he formed Noble House Properties in 1992 with his good friend Russell Kilikita. Under Frank’s leadership, the company has grown to become one of the area’s most successful and highly regarded property companies.

Alex Oliver

Alex Oliver
Director
alex@nhplondon.co.uk
+44 7968 356 073

Alex has lived and worked in Islington for 20 years. He first moved to the capital in 1996 to open the Islington branch of Foxtons, before joining the North London estate agency chain, Greene & Co, as a director. He began working for Noble House in 2006 and became a partner of the firm in 2014. Alex has extensive local area knowledge coupled with in-depth property expertise and a talent for spotting new development opportunities.

Chirag Patel

Chirag Patel
Group Finance Director
chirag@nhplondon.co.uk
+44 7956 543 738

Chirag joined Noble House in May 2007 as group finance director responsible for overseeing the finance team and the activities of the Noble House group of companies and he became a partner in 2014. He began his accountancy career in private practice as an accounts junior, before moving on to become an audit manager specialising in the audits of solicitors’ firms and property investment and development companies. Immediately prior to joining NHP, he worked for another property development company as a financial controller. Chirag is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant.

John Lahiff

John Lahiff
Acquisitions
john@nhplondon.co.uk
+44 7795 460 600

Before joining NHP in 2012, John worked in property development for 10 years for a fund specialising in brownfield sites and obtaining difficult planning consents for mixed use and residential developments, as well as waste and energy plants across the UK. He is currently responsible for site acquisitions, the planning process and liaising with the construction team to see developments through from planning consent to successful completion.

Maria Nurse

Maria Nurse
Accounts Manager
maria@nhplondon.co.uk

Maria has specialised in accountancy work within the property and construction industry for over 23 years. She joined Noble House Properties in December 2011 and her efficient and thorough approach has made her a real asset to the company. Maria’s responsibilities include day-to-day bookkeeping and looking after the utilities/payments for all properties in the group, along with property management. She also produces the company’s year-end accounts.

Maria Panayiotou

Maria Panayiotou
PA
mariap@nhplondon.co.uk

Maria joined NHP in March 2013 as PA to the directors. She has worked in an administration and secretarial environment since leaving school in 1989 and her excellent organisational skills ensure the smooth running of Noble House.


Collaborations

At Noble House Properties we carefully hand-pick our consultancy teams to ensure we have the right team of experts working on each project. We’ve worked extremely closely with our partners for up to 30 years and our combined experience and mutual understanding ensures we get the most out of every scheme in terms of both design and living space.

Architects

gml
sp planning
iceni projects
tasou associates
gpad
steven davy | peter smith

Managing Agents

Salter Rex
Paramount
Goodsir