Andrew Smith

Hearthstone Investments

Following a degree at the University of Birmingham, Andrew’s property career began in 1986 at Pearl Assurance plc in the UK, where he established one of the industry’s first institutional property research teams.  The business subsequently became part of Henderson Global Investors, where he remained until joining Aberdeen Asset Management in 2002 as Head of Investment Strategy. 

At Aberdeen Andrew fulfilled a variety of fund management roles, ultimately serving as Global Head of Property, with overall responsibility for the company's international investment business. He is currently Chief Investment Officer at Hearthstone Investments, a residential specialist investment manager.

He has served on a variety of industry steering groups for organisations such as INREV, the Investment Property Forum, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Society of Property Researchers, the National Retail Planning Forum, the Bank of England Property Forum and the Investment Property Databank.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Property Investment and Finance, and is a regular contributor to conferences and seminars internationally.