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Charles McDowell

London, UK

Founder & Property Consultant

Charles McDowell Properties

Charles McDowell


Charles McDowell is the Founder of Charles McDowell Properties, widely regarded as one of London's leading agents for Prime Central London properties at the top end of the market in Chelsea, Belgravia, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Notting Hill & Holland Park.

McDowell Properties was set up in 2002 to focus on buying and selling London's finest properties for clients requiring expert advice and complete discretion. They work extensively with private banks & law firms in the UK, Switzerland and New York, assisting clients with both residential and investment requirements. Earlier in his career Charles worked at independent London estate agents, Russell Simpson. He also served as Marketing Director at the prestigious Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle in Scotland, in Sales and Public Relations at Tiffany & Co and as a Researcher at the House of Commons.

His philanthropic interests include support for Action on Addiction and the Thomas Wilberforce Trust. Charles was included in The Spear's Indices as a top boutique London property agent in 2018 a well and is a donor to the Conservative party.

Charles McDowell’s Newsfeed

Trophy homes: how the super-wealthy struggle to value their properties

“People with very deep pockets see something of value and will pay a lot of money for it still,” said Charles McDowell, a Mayfair estate agent. McDowell says location is crucial to a home holding its price over time. A particular street can underpin value in a way that another road close by does not.

The National
The hedge fund tycoon trophy hunter sweeping up prime properties

“It’s an iconic property with great history,” said Charles McDowell, founder of Charles McDowell Properties. “He’s picked it up for a discount. For people who’ve got the money, there are real buying opportunities in London.”

Charles McDowell’s Background

Founder & Property Consultant
2002 - Present
London, UK
McDowell Properties are property consultants who focus on buying and selling London's finest properties for clients who need expert advice & complete discretion. They offer residential and investment advice.
London, UK
Russell Simpson was established in 1979 and is an independent estate agent which specialises in residential Central London property.
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Other Business Interests

London, UK
The Conservative Party is one of the UK's main political parties which believes in a stronger, fairer country with real opportunity for all.

Current Non-Executive Positions

Witney, UK
West Oxfordshire Conservative Association organises a varied programme of political and social events for all ages throughout the year with interesting guest speakers from the worlds of politics, business, media, academia, literary writers & the public sector.
London, UK
The Spear Programme mentors young people who face disadvantage into work or education, by equipping them with confidence, motivation and & skills they need to succeed in long-term employment.


London, UK
Action on Addiction is a national charity offering high quality and effective residential rehab and community-based treatment for addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling and other behaviours.