Planning and development consultancy Montagu Evans is increasing its focus on housing, with the first of a number of senior appointments joining the partnership this week.
Andrew Ludiman has been appointed as Partner and will lead the firm’s Residential Capital Markets and Land teams, which focus on all forms of residential accommodation, including PBSA, co-living, BTR, affordable housing, senior/assisted living and single-family housing.
Previously Commercial Director at Knight Dragon and Investment Director at Capital & Counties, Andrew started his career at King Sturge, then JLL, and has considerable experience in residential-led development, leading on major schemes including Greenwich Peninsula and Earls Court.
In this new role, he will lead a cross-disciplinary team providing planning, development and funding expertise. The team will work with public and private sector landowners to tackle increasingly complex requirements for repurposing town centres and provide much-needed private and affordable rented housing for younger and older generations in locations across the country. Strategies to help provide institutional capital flows that will fund and unlock this regeneration will also be a major focus.
Adrian Owen, Partner at Montagu Evans and Head of Commercial and Agency, said: “Housing delivery remains central to our business – from high-density development in town and city centres to large-scale strategic sites on urban fringes. Putting more focus into a wider range of types and tenures means we will be even better placed to unlock opportunities for our clients. Andrew has a passion for this area, a very strong track record and a clear vision. We’re very pleased to welcome him to the partnership and excited about how this area of the business will develop.”
Andrew Ludiman, Partner at Montagu Evans, added: “With markets evolving considerably in the last year, we see enormous potential in opening up Montagu Evans’ housing expertise and integrated service lines to a wider cross-section of the market, in particular supporting landowners with new ways of unlocking residential opportunities. Throughout, we will be focussed on best-in-class assets that respond to clients’ drivers and keep their requirements front and centre at all times.”