Blackstock is a unique business that blends strategic advice, business development support and in-house research with more traditional property PR, digital communications and public affairs services. We combine creative thinking with our deep market knowledge and use this to create opportunities for our clients, to help them raise funding or generate new businesses and to offer a holistic view about how they engage with the world around them. As a boutique 15-person agency we offer a far higher level of service than bigger property public relations firms can and have a track record for providing board-level support to some of the industry’s biggest investors and developers.
Blackstock is known for its willingness to have an opinion, its ability to influence policy and shape the market. Because we provide strategic consultancy and have an in-house research function, we are better-placed to support clients property PR and construction PR needs day-to-day, This is thanks to our ability to combine thought leadership, razor-sharp property PR contacts and digital knowhow with high impact campaigns and robust strategic advice that taps into current and future trends.
Above all, our clients trust our knowledge, benefit from our network and appreciate our ability offer them services that cover all of their needs in a fresh and highly professional manner.
Why we’re different
Blackstock’s technical understanding and fresh approach means we’re more informed and able to offer effective support. As a result, we can help grow and protect our clients’ businesses.
Blackstock are regularly featured across broadcast and national news discussing real estate projects, tech, retail and more. This underlines the confidence placed in our knowledge and analysis.
Andrew has over 18 years experience and is known for previous roles as a journalist and as spokesman for the British Property Federation and BAA. Having co-founded and exited high profile tech start-ups, he is a regular TV and radio commentator on business and politics.
He subsequently set up Blackstock to offer clients a better, more boutique consultancy founded on having an external team able to understand the technical detail of clients’ businesses with the flexibility to act like an in-house resource.
A senior real estate expert and leader in strategy, communications, marketing and business development, Laura has recently joined the growing Blackstock team, helping Andrew to run and grow the business.
Laura has 17 years’ real estate strategy, business, corporate development, planning, marketing, communications and digital experience across the real estate sector, both commercial and residential and both as an in-house corporate director and in an agency/consultancy capacity.
Laura also has a strong track record in brand positioning, M&A, business change and integration communications, project management and delivery, thought leadership, digital and client targeting and communications. Laura has a strong network of relationships and has worked with real estate companies and press agencies all over the world. She is also a skilled facilitator and an experienced mentor to aspiring talent.
Follow Laura on LinkedIn.
Since joining Blackstock as an executive, Tom has quickly risen through the ranks to become a company Director. With a background in polling and at an influential think-tank, Tom uses his in-depth knowledge of the political landscape to our clients’ advantage.
From leading lobbying campaigns on tourism VAT and rental housing to writing reports on planning policy, Tom works across the business to support our clients’ needs and, above all, secure the right results.
Follow Tom on LinkedIn.
Jamie is an experienced financial journalist and editor with nearly a decade of experience, within property, finance and aviation focused press. Since returning to Blackstock Consulting, he has had a key role in advising senior figures across real estate, fund management and private equity.
With a law degree from KCL and significant experience across infrastructure, aviation and real estate, Jamie oversees editorial output across the business while directly advising principals on financial PR, fundraising and crisis management.
Follow Jamie on LinkedIn.
Blackstock has proven to be adept at both research and media, connecting Colliers with high class publications and broadcast opportunities such as the FT and BBC Radio 4 and working across all areas of our business. I can't rate them highly enough and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Featuring leading figures from across a number of industries, Blackstock’s board not only supports the growth of the business, but also is able to lend their expertise and networks to the benefit of our clients.
Liz is the former chief executive of the British Property Federation and current head of the Government Property Unit. As a result, she has unparalleled insight into the world of UK real estate and a large network across business and politics.
Phil spent 24 years at IPD running its UK and Ireland business and advising leading fund managers and REITs. He’s now head of performance analytics at Altus Group. He remains one of the real estate sector’s leading experts in investment, performance and risk analysis.
Tricia Topping set up and sold the successful PR agency TTA Group to Bell Pottinger. After that, she began advising luxury brands. She specialises in comms strategies, working across fashion, jewellery and real estate.
Jane is the Principal of IJD Consulting, providing strategic advice to REITs, private equity funds and not for profit organisations in the real estate sector. Prior to setting up IJD Consulting, she had a 20 year career at law firm, Addleshaw Goddard, where she was a Partner, Head of the Real Estate Sector and a member of the Governance Board.