Andrew Heywood is a consultant specialising in research and analysis of housing and mortgage markets and has significant clients in the housing and mortgage sectors. He is editor of the journal Housing Finance International and a visiting fellow of the Land Economy Unit of the University of Cambridge. He is also a research fellow of the Smith Institute. Andrew was on the Governing Body of BRE Global from 2003 until 2009 and on the board of Chelmer Housing Partnership from 2008 to 2011. He was an adviser to the Treasury Committee of Bromford Housing Group from 2012 until 2015.
Andrew’s recent publications in the public domain include Working together, thinking alike: what do councils and local enterprise partnerships expect from housing associations? (Smith Institute 2015) A tale of two regions: can low and middle-income earners afford to live in the South East (Moat homes 2014), Housing and planning: what makes the difference? (Smith Institute 2014), Reselling shared ownership properties after improvements (CCHPR 2013) and The Case for a Property Speculation Tax (Smith Institute 2013. His report for Future of London, The Affordable Rent Model in London; delivery, viability, potential has received significant publicity since its launch in June 2013. Andrew has written for Inside Housing and for Social Housing magazine among other journals.
In his former role as deputy head of policy at the Council of Mortgage Lenders [CML], Andrew had specific responsibility for leading on social housing issues and on the private rented sector and also co-ordinated groundbreaking work between the CML and the Building Research Establishment [BRE] on certification standards for Modern Methods of Construction [MMC].