John has been practising transactional real estate law at Hogan Lovells for nearly 20 years.
John has acted for a number of clients, whether investors, developers or occupiers, for many years. He trained at the firm and was made a partner in 2009.
He deals with all types of real estate transactions for all types of clients. This includes institutional investment, landlord and tenant, sales, purchases and portfolio management, and property development.
John has particular knowledge in outsourcing and leasehold liability deals and also advises on indirect property investments.
His mathematical and science background means that he is just as comfortable with the financial aspects of a deal as the legal aspects.
He is listed as a "Leading Individual" in Chambers 2015.
He was a founder member of the Commercial Real Estate Legal Association and is a member of the Investment Property Forum regulatory committee.
"He solves problems quickly," say clients.
The acquisition of Devonshire House London W1 for over £400m.
The acquisition and development of a significant development site on Oxford Street London W1.
Several lease liability transactions for significant corporate occupiers.
A solar farm developer on the acquisition development and disposal of a number of solar farms across England.
A clearing bank on acquisitions and disposals of its central London and Canary Wharf offices.
A major UK retailer group on the acquisition of a number of new stores and distribution facilities.
A UK pension fund on the funding of a significant retail development in London.
Two property investment funds on their significant investment programme, increasing assets from £300m to over £1bn in 2 years.
A major UK insurer on the structured acquisition and disposal of a significant part of its UK occupied estate.