John Nevin

Joined firm 1995. Partner since 2006.

John has considerable experience in a wide range of real estate work. He has acted extensively on acquisitions and disposals of all types of property interests, on significant development projects and on major lettings.

Highlights include advising:

  • Derwent London in connection with the office, retail and residential redevelopment of 19-35 Baker Street
  • Linklaters, Jones Lang LaSalle, Diageo, Inmarsat, Baker McKenzie, Travers Smith and others on their new London headquarters
  • Bourne Leisure, the owner of the Butlin’s, Haven and Warner Leisure brands, on its acquisition by Blackstone
  • Elysian Residencies in connection with its UK senior living facilities
  • Equinix on the sale of eight data centre assets to Digital Realty Trust for $874.4 million and on its joint venture with GIC to develop and operate hyperscale data centres in Europe
  • Bupa on the relocation to its new offices at Angel Court and on the sale of Bupa House. He also advised Bupa on the sale of two portfolios of care homes
  • Tonstate Group on the sale of the Hilton London Metropole and Birmingham Metropole hotels for £500 million
  • Halsbury Homes on its residential development sites
  • The Clothworkers' Company and The Fishmongers’ Company in connection with their respective Central London estates
  • Ocado on its customer fulfilment centres and in connection with its joint ventures with Morrisons and Marks and Spencer

John is listed as a leading individual in the Real Estate section of Chambers UK, 2023, and the Commercial Property: Corporate Occupiers and Development sections of Legal 500, 2023, as a notable practitioner in IFLR1000 2022 and is also listed in the International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers, 2022. John is the contributing editor of the Real Estate Law Review.

“According to sources: ‘John Nevin is very well informed, and he balances the legal, technical work with the business needs of his clients’. ‘He understood our requirements quickly and could suggest workarounds to any bumps in the road based on his own experience’.” Chambers UK, 2021