Andrew Teacher to become Senior Advisor at Montfort

Stepping back following Blackstock’s acquisition, Andrew Teacher will become a Senior Advisor at Montfort.

Andrew Teacher, formerly Founder at Blackstock will become Montfort's Senior Advisor | BTR News
Andrew Teacher, formerly Founder at Blackstock will become Montfort's Senior Advisor.

Eighteen months following the successful completion of the Blackstock acquisition, with the earn-out period complete and the team positively integrated into the wider Montfort Group, Andrew Teacher – as previously planned – has now stepped back and will become a Senior Advisor to the group’s board. 

In 2024, Andrew will establish a new strategic consultancy business with the backing of Montfort – to pursue his varying interests across real estate, asset management, technology and ESG. He will also continue to explore creative pursuits across music, writing and broadcasting.

“The acquisition has been a success and Blackstock’s first class consultants have materially strengthened our real estate offer to clients. We are grateful to Andy for the solid culture and knowledge base he built within the team and are grateful that he will remain on hand to work alongside us as new opportunities arise. I would like to thank Andy for helping to put these foundations in place and look forward to continuing to work with each other productively as we enter this new chapter.” 

Hugh Morrison, Founder, Montfort

Best known for founding Blackstock Consulting in 2012 after stints at the BPF and BAA, Andrew worked alongside IPD to help it exit to MSCI. He has also advised several institutions, private equity investors and great estates, and has worked with several tech start-ups.

Andrew played a critical role in helping establish new and emerging sectors including Build to Rent, working with Essential Living, Moda, Apache, Grainger, Macquarie, L&G and M&G. He is known in the market for blunt analysis and a popular podcast series which goes toe-to-toe with bosses of major firms.

“After a decade building Blackstock from scratch, it has been a privilege to have been able to lead the real estate team at Montfort supporting numerous market-leading, global clients. I am grateful to Hugh for his personal support in moving to the next chapter and, after a bit of rest, I very much look forward to launching a new company in 2024. We built an amazing real estate team at Montfort, and I’m privileged to have worked so closely – and learned so much from – so many talented colleagues and clients.

“There are some amazing new platforms being developed across the sector and I’m looking forward to using some of my experience in this area to help those investors keen to navigate the challenges presented to them by operational real estate and by some of the prevailing winds of economic and political uncertainty.”

Andrew Teacher, formerly Founder at Blackstock