John Crowley has extensive experience providing construction legal advice across a number of industry sectors, with a focus on real estate development, renewable energy, and infrastructure projects, in the United Kingdom and internationally. He acts in both transactional and contentious spheres for a wide range of clients including developers, funders, contractors, investors, and private individuals.
John's transactional experience includes regularly advising on procurement strategy, construction aspects of funding, lease and development agreements, and preparing and negotiating bespoke suites of construction documentation for high-profile and complex construction projects. John's recent experience includes advising an international developer on the acquisition, development, and financing of one of the largest private rental schemes in the United Kingdom.
John acts for a number of large property owners and developers including The British Land Company PLC, CBRE, Delancey, Greystar Real Estate Partners, LondonMetric PLC, and Meyer Bergman.
In addition to his noncontentious practice, John is experienced in the resolution of construction disputes across a variety of forums including mediation, adjudication, arbitration, and High Court proceedings.
John is a member of the Society of Construction Law (SCL) and a regular contributor to articles in the industry press.
Bank of East Asia provides £121.5 million facility for development of residential and commercial property in central London
Jones Day advised Bank of East Asia, Limited in connection with its £121.5 million (US$172.5 million) facility for the development of a residential and commercial property in central London.
CBRE GIP's European Co-Investment Fund acquires portfolio of assets from Prologis UK
Jones Day advised CBRE GIP's European Co-Investment Fund (a Dutch incorporated fund) in relation to the acquisition of a portfolio of 22 UK logistics assets (mix of development and stabilized assets) and circa 20 associated property holding companies and management companies, and the formation of an associated 85/15 joint venture with Prologis UK.
Oxenwood Real Estate acquires £286 million (US$366.9 million) Ultrabox logistics portfolio
Jones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate LLP on its joint venture with a Canadian institutional investor and the acquisition by that joint venture of the Ultrabox portfolio of nine prime logistics assets in the UK totaling 3.87 million sq. ft. for £286 million (US$366.9 million).
Greystar Real Estate obtains financing for development of purpose built student accommodation in London
Jones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with a development and investment term loan facility in respect of purpose built student accommodation in London.
Wells Fargo provides financing for acquisition and construction of build-to-rent scheme in UK
Jones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., London Branch in connection with the acquisition and construction loan for UK build-to-rent scheme arranged for Legal & General fund.
Greystar Real Estate obtains financing for three properties located at 2 Millharbour, London
Jones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the development and financing of three properties located at 2 Millharbour, London.
Greystar Real Estate purchases and develops towers at 2 Millharbour, London and forms joint venture with investment fund
Jones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its purchase and development of towers at 2 Millharbour, London, and the formation of a joint venture with an investment fund.
International contractor arbitrates joint venture agreement involving airport construction project in Dubai
Jones Day is acting for an international contractor in a DIFC/LCIA arbitration related to the determination of a joint venture agreement relating to works carried out on an airport construction project in Dubai.
Bank of East Asia provides secured term loan facility for financing acquisition and development of hotel in central London
Jones Day advised Bank of East Asia, Limited in connection with its secured term loan facility for refinancing the acquisition and financing the development of a hotel in central London.
Hercules Unit Trust sells Parkgate Shopping Park in Rotherham
Jones Day assisted Hercules Unit Trust with the £175 million ($270.6 million) sale of Parkgate Shopping Park, a 42-unit retail park in Rotherham, to BMO Real Estate Partners.
Greystar Real Estate purchases GSK and bakery site and forms joint venture with global real estate company
Jones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its purchase of former GSK and bakery site (Future PRS), and the formation of a joint venture with a global real estate company.
Bank of East Asia refinances existing facility for development of premium residential property in central London
Jones Day advised Bank of East Asia, Limited in connection with the refinancing of an existing facility agreement for the development of a premium residential property in central London.
Shin Kong Life Insurance acquires 40 Gracechurch Street office building from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors for £136.15 million (US$206.5 million)
Jones Day advised Shin Kong Life Insurance Company Limited, a company controlled by Shin Kong Financial Holding Company Limited, in its acquisition of 40 Gracechurch Street in London from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC for £136.15 million (US$206.5 million).
Wells Fargo provides construction financing to developer in connection with UK mixed-use project
Jones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with the £54 million (US$82.3 million) construction financing provided to a developer in connection with the development of a mixed-use property in the UK.
LondonMetric acquires Fordton Retail Park
Jones Day represented LondonMetric Property plc in connection with the acquisition of Fordton Retail Park, a new development consisting of five retail units.
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- BPP Law School, London (Legal Professional Course with distinction 2008; Graduate Diploma in Law 2007); University of Cambridge, Magdalene College (M.A. (Cantab) in History 2006)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales