Rialto Properties

Contact Rialto Properties Ltd.

Rialto Properties Ltd. Bayley Hall, Queens Road, Hertford, Herts. SG14 1EN


Rialto was created in 1960 by James Barham to operate as a house-building contractor and with the expectation over time to become a developer in it’s own right.

The corporate philosophy from the early 1970’s was to develop high density first time buyer dwellings, particularly for the young. Since that time the company established an important presence in London and showed it’s diversity in not only catering for the first time buyer market but also expanding into the high spec, high value luxury apartment market. One of the company’s outstanding achievements was the redevelopment of the Paddington basin with the provision of 470 high specification apartments and considerable commercial space.

In 2004, at the age of 68 James sold the business to Fairview New Homes.

Nearly 10 years on from the sale Rialto has risen again in the form of Rialto Properties,  this time headed by James’ younger son Paul.

Paul hopes to carry on using the philosophy and determination of his Father which made Rialto the well know name it is today.


Rialto Properties has an impeccable reputation for sourcing and delivering sustainable developments within the home counties and London. With vast experience with brownfield sites, mixed use schemes, unconditional, subject to planning or sites with consent Rialto Properties can offer a no nonsense approach to any land acquisition.

We have a good reputation with agents and of course we recognise any successful introduction.


Paul Barham - Managing Director

Paul Barham - Managing Director

Paul Barham, Managing Director of Rialto Properties was key in the rebirth of this very well known house building company. Paul has experience in land acquisitions and sales and marketing. Before Paul’s role with Rialto Properties he was a share holder and Director of Beverley Homes Ltd and is currently a Director of Bayfordbury Estates Ltd. Paul will be managing the Company on a day to day basis with special emphasis on land acquisition.


Charles Morgan – Chief Financial Officer

Charles Morgan has spent the last 25 years in the property business as a financial officer. He has a thorough understanding of all aspects relating to property finance and management. Charles heads the daily financial decisions and is responsible for corporate banking relationships.