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Jon Ely

Jon is a Partner in RPC’s real estate team, advising property sector and other businesses and organisations on a wide range of real estate deals and projects.

His expertise covers strategic acquisitions and disposals, hybrid commercial / property projects, and business space deals and projects including for major operators in retail, media, education, healthcare, technology and creative industry sectors, and for a range of property sector businesses and organisations.

With over 20 years experience, Jon handles a wide range of commercial real estate transactions and advisory work. In addition to his work for property sector organisations, a particular focus is on handling high value business space lettings (principally, but not exclusively, in the London occupier market) for corporates for whom property is not core business.

Jon has acted for major UK, US and Europe based clients in connection with their business space and other real estate requirements, including advising on strategically important hybrid commercial and property deals.

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An ‘all-round gifted lawyer‘, Jon Ely is an ‘innovative problem solver’, who is particularly appreciated for his expertise at handling high-value business space lettings. - Legal 500 Next Generation Lawyer

Relevant work

Acting for a global furniture retailer brand in establishing flagship W1 showroom - first European store.

Acting for award winning fintech business in its major new London HQ acquisition of floor in new landmark City building.

Supporting a major UK retail brand on the property aspects of a high value complex logistics deal involving a portfolio of real estate interests.

Acting for an insurtech unicorn in its strategic City HQ leasehold acquisition.

Acting for a power equipment distributor (exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for well-known brand)  in a strategically important leasehold acquisition for the clients logistics operations - the deal was nominated for a property award.

Working with a major UK port operator / land owner to support multiple projects across its national estate ranging for small lettings major projects and schemes.

Acting for a major national landowner in the complex disposal of interests to a waste-to-energy operator.

Supporting the local council disposal of circa 25 acres of land across multiple titles to a Government-owned transport sector regulated company

Acting for a national government on the leasehold acquisition of a consular office.