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Jon Ely


Jon is a Partner in our real estate team. A large part of his practice is handling high-value corporate lettings, often in London. Acting for funders, investors, developers, tenants, and landlords, he handles asset classes including retail, office, leisure, food and drink, logistics, and mixed-use. Jon assists with new leases, lease renewals, and portfolio and re-gearing work, in addition to looking after general property management requirements. He often works on strategic acquisitions and disposals, hybrid commercial/real estate projects, and also has significant experience in real estate finance and development.

“Understanding client businesses and wider strategic goals is key”

“My client base is diverse and interesting, and includes a lot of businesses in the retail & consumer and TMT sectors. I really enjoy the fast paced, competitive, and forward-looking nature of these companies.

I have wide experience of working with overseas and global businesses. Many are household names, and most have business strategies rooted in both UK investment and international trade.

I have over 20 years’ real estate experience, and tailor my advice to each client’s very different requirements and goals. Some are operating in core real estate markets. For others, it’s an essential, but not primary, business focus.

I’m pro-active, personable and project-focused, always looking to meet client needs, complete deals, and manage risk. I love growing client relationships, understanding how leaders and decision makers operate and communicate, and then collaborating with their wider teams.”

Jon’s recent work highlights:

 Advised an investor/landowner SPV on the redevelopment of a landmark building in Athens, Greece for lease by a premier exclusive private members institution.

Acting for a client on the proposed sale of one of the largest remaining undeveloped brownfield sites in London.

Acted for a well-known U.S. manufacturer in its strategically important logistics premises deal.

Directory quotes

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

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