Jonathan is a partner who specialises in all aspects of non-contentious commercial real estate and regularly advises in the investment, landlord and tenant and retail sectors. Jonathan also specialises in the utility and infrastructure aspects of development projects.
Jonathan is a specialist in investment work and his area of expertise involves advising investment funds and private investors on the acquisition and disposal of industrial, office, retails and mixed use schemes.
He also specialises in landlord and tenant work. Jonathan frequently advises both landlords and tenants on this type of work. This means that he is able to see both sides’ perspectives during negotiations and uses this to achieve a sensible solution on each transaction. This work also involves general portfolio management for landlords and tenants, such as dealing with assignments, underlettings, surrenders and alterations.
He advises on the infrastructure and utility aspects of large scale development projects from the perspective of the landowner whose land the infrastructure and utilities need to be accessed over. Recent projects have involved:
- Advising a major landowner on the impact of the Thames Tunnel Project on their property and infrastructure.
- Advising a landowner on a variety of infrastructure agreements needed for an adjoining development site which comprised circa 2,000 homes, a supermarket and a new school.
Jonathan also specialises in advising charities that own and manage property on all aspects of their property needs. A recent example of this type of work was advising the Land Trust on the acquisition of their long leasehold interest in Northumberlandia in Cramlington, Newcastle (otherwise known as the “Lady of the North”).