Nicolas Van Patrick is a boutique estate agency in the heart of Knightsbridge. Founded by Nicolas Pejacsevich and Patrick Alvarado – who have several decades of experience within the property industry and five languages between them – NVP covers all aspects of agency throughout Knightsbridge, Kensington & Chelsea, Belgravia, and Mayfair.  Based in London’s most exclusive residential and retail district, NVP are ideally placed to help you with all your property needs and aim to offer the ultimate personalised service.


NVP is here to bridge the gap between buyer and seller, in the prime residential London property market.


Our clients are looking for value at the top end of the market, and intent on preserving traditional values for the next generation. They prefer the old ways, and are used to long-term business partnerships and relationships.


Our customers feel guided, trusting, at ease and understood. They know they can rely on NVP for truly objective advice, and are often told to wait rather than buy, which for many clients is a unique experience.


NVP delivers property expertise with a personal touch, bringing back the human element to an industry that is in thrall to technology. With seven languages spoken in the NVP office, our team has an innate understanding of the global business cultures that our clients call home.


It’s not all about the price. Working with NVP is a bespoke investment designed to secure our clients an optimal route to selling, and sometimes to finding, their dream home.

Our team
Nicolas Pejacsevich

I was brought up and educated around the world and speak five languages; Spanish, Italian, German, French and English. I pride myself on my tenacity, honesty and ability to see even the most difficult deal through to fruition. Having worked in the industry since the 1990s, I have a wealth of experience in all aspects of agency and hope to be able to offer you a personal, hands-on approach whether it be buying or selling.
Patrick Alvarado

I was born in Madrid and moved to Knightsbridge with my family in the early 70s where we lived for 25 years. I am trilingual and have been working in the prime central London market since the late 1990s, initially working for a leading estate agency before going on to open and manage their South Kensington office. Having grown up locally, I am passionate about Knightsbridge and have built up a wealth of local knowledge and contacts. My experience, enthusiasm and determination are what enable me to offer clients the very best.
Gemma Bramwell

I joined the dynamic and friendly NVP sales team in 2018 when I diversified from a long career selling residential property to take up a supporting role. Whilst I enjoyed the change and focused on the compliance side of the business day to day, the global pandemic highlighted how much I missed the transactional side of things .When the opportunity to return to a selling role presented itself I jumped at the chance to fulfil my passion again which has always been property and deal focused.
Alice Umfreville

I have a widely developed knowledge of the Prime Central London Residential Lettings Industry market which I put down not only to being a long-standing Member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (MARLA) but also in a large part to starting my career in agency as an administrator before progressing through the ranks to Negotiator, Manager, and on to Lettings Director. Following nearly 15 years working within corporate agencies it is a pleasure to be part of the vibrant and energetic team that we have here at Nicolas Van Patrick, where I have been since 2019. As a boutique agency in the heart of Knightsbridge we have the freedom and opportunity to make sensible decisions about how we work and how best to help our clients. The ability to do this is intensely important to me and I believe helps us to build meaningful and trusting relationships with my clients, tenants, and colleagues both within NVP and the wider world of agency.
Matthew Pardoe

I have been in a client-facing role for several years, having worked for the UK’s largest fine, modern and antique Gun Auctioneer, Holts, before moving to London to work as a letting’s negotiator in prime central London. I started my career with a leading corporate agency in Notting Hill before moving across Kensington into Pimlico, Belgravia and Westminster as the company grew, which has really allowed me to develop a considerable knowledge of the local areas. I am fortunate to join the experienced and knowledgeable team at NVP as it looks to expand and I feel we have a very strong and long founded track record with our clients, who still use us today back from when the office opened in 1981, originally as Hobart Slater. My experience across different areas of prime central London, has given me a wealth of knowledge, which I put to use by advising and helping clients on all the different aspects of residential lettings.
Sian Hilder

I joined the lettings team as an office administrator in this Montpelier Street office in 2011 after previously working for the Crown Estate in lettings for both residential properties and commercial office space. I thoroughly enjoy working with such a fun team here at NVP as well as working in this Prime location in the heart of Central London.
Jenny Afors

I had the privilege to join Nic and Patrick shortly after they opened the doors at NVP after running my own business. I set up the lettings and property management department and enjoyed seeing it flourish. I very much believe in professional and personal customer service and strive to give our clients the best service possible.  Since we have merged with Hobart Slater I appreciate working with a bigger team and the friendly atmosphere.  I  look forward to expanding the property management department and for Nicolas van Patrick to grow from strength to strength.
Kerry Kelly

Growing up in London I have always had a passion for property. I have been in the property industry now for several years. I began my property journey working as lettings negotiator for one of London’s largest corporate agencies. I then transferred my skills into property management and joined Nicolas Van Patrick where I can now work with the best properties in Central London.
Hannah Roberts

I am delighted to join NVP as head of the new block management department. I bring to the team significant experience in establishing and running a successful block management portfolio.  I am looking forward to creating a strong new department underpinned by attention to detail and excellent customer service.
Louisa Rankin

Born in Scotland I have now lived in London for several years and prior to joining NVP I have worked in a  sales role for luxury interiors in Chelsea this further extended my passion for property. Having studied Rural Land Management at university I am thrilled to be back in the property industry in a support role amongst such a fun & experienced team.

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Montpelier Street-based Nicolas Van Patrick (NVP) have purchased Hobart Slater, one of the original two estate agents specialising in the Knightsbridge area since 1981.