London and District Housing Ltd.

The property acquisition experts

Welcome to London & District

Investing and managing London property portfolios for over 30 years

For over 30 years, London and District Housing Ltd have been investing in the UK property market. Our specialist team has the essential experience and flair needed to identify the right projects, at the right time, together with the instincts to invest swiftly and the resources to deliver.

who we are

With projects across London and the UK, we provide a full portfolio of investment and development services from refurbishment & renovation to new build projects.


We have been actively sourcing new opportunities for the past 35 years in London and the South East.


With our team including planning professionals, we are perfectly placed to acquire land with or without planning permission.


Our in-house development team enables us to manage our existing portfolio as well as acquiring new development opportunities.

meet the team


With over 40 years’ experience in property, Mark founded his first property company in 1984 and has been the CEO of London and District since its inception. He is heavily involved in the day-to-day running of the business, inspecting sites and potential acquisitions every day and managing ongoing projects.

Mark Smith, Founder & CEO

Gideon has been in the property industry since 2002 and has a proven track record of successful transactions of all sizes. His role is to source new opportunities, build new partnerships, while also enhancing existing relationships, and negotiate and oversee acquisitions and disposal processes.

Gideon Gold, Acquisitions Director

Since 2012 Ray has brought a wealth of experience from the public and private sector to London and District. A certified chartered accountant, he is the conduit between our finance team and our auditors, ensuring high standards of compliance are attained.

Ray Santi, Financial Director

For many years Sandra has been a part of the London and District team. As property manager she oversees all the supervision of our let properties, including regular inspections of our entire portfolio and fortnightly visits to the HMOs. Sandra is vital for maintaining the very high standards for our rental portfolio.

Sandra Goldsack, Property Manager

With lettings and property-management experience of over 35 years, Jacky looks after our investment portfolio. From marketing and maintenance, Jacky ensures the smooth running of our properties.

Jacky Devitt, Lettings Manager

Having joined the team at the start of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Events Management and a passion for Interior Design. Working primarily as
Mark Smith’s PA, Frances has quickly developed an understanding for the business and property. Working alongside our in-house lawyer has proved invaluable to her knowledge and understanding of conveyancing. Frances’ work ethic, commitment and responsibility for the day-to-day operations has led to her promotion as
Director. She loves getting involved in purchases and sales of properties and redesigning the interiors.

Frances Wartenberg, Director

An economics graduate and a CITB certified project manager, Kamila has worked in the property industry for many years. Having moved over to the finance department her experience has proved invaluable in processing complex company transactions.

Kamila Pietruszka, Finance Manager

Shan is our head of construction. With more than 20 years’ experience, he leads a strong team of 15 highly qualified building professionals, undertaking refurbishments of new buildings, while still keeping a high standard of maintenance on all London and Districts rental properties. He is a keen marathon runner and has raced all over the world with CEO Mark Smith.

Shan Slavin, Head of Construction

With a wealth of experience in commercial and industrial land, Arran is a big asset to a new avenue of L&D.

Arran Moulton-Smith, Commercial & Industrial Land Buyer

Anzelika is qualified in Bookkeeping, and with her commitment, adaptability, and dedication, she provides solid support to the Finance Department.
Her background in customer-facing logistics has polished her organisational skills, which are beneficial to this role. She is multi-lingual and speaks three languages: English, Russian, and Polish.
Anzelika enjoys participating in different charity events and recently, with a group of her colleagues, has completed the Half Marathon of the Shine Night Walk in London.

Anzelika Krylova, Bookkeeper

what we do

London & District Housing Ltd manage a significant portfolio of residential and commercial property across London, the home counties and the rest of the United Kingdom. Primarily, the portfolio is made-up of flats and apartments, individual dwellings, retail units and serviced or multi-occupation business premises. London & District Housing Ltd regularly source properties and development projects through residential and commercial estate agents and auctioneers, retaining the finding agent on acquisition fee and are happy to retain the services of letting or managing agents on a similar basis. London and District tenants reflect the diverse breadth of the portfolio, ranging from professional individuals or organisations to families in private residential property and social housing residents.

Current expansion opportunities include the acquisition and quality renovation of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO’s), to provide practical, stylish and affordable homes.

find out more

to get in touch…

London & District are based in North West London. The nearest tube station (West Hampstead, on the Jubilee Line) and London Overground Station (West Hampstead Overground) are both a three-minute walk from the office, with West Hampstead Thameslink station directly opposite. For visitors travelling by car, there is metered on-street parking available immediately outside.

London & District Housing Ltd
No 3 Hampstead West
224 Iverson Road

General enquiries 020 7604 2999
Lettings / management 020 7604 2994
Fax 020 7604 2990
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