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Jack Farrar advises on a broad range of construction and real estate matters across a number of industry sectors including logistics, student housing, office and residential, and shopping centers. He has particular experience in real estate development, real estate development finance, and infrastructure projects. He acts on large-scale property developments, financings, and refinancings for funders and borrowers, corporate restructurings, acquisitions, disposals, and in relation to landlord and tenant work.

Jack represents a broad range of clients including Aermont Capital, Blackstone, Delancey, Greystar, Henley IM, iQ Student Accommodation, London Metric, Oxenwood Real Estate, and Pinewood Studios and global banks including Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation.

Jack's recent experience includes advising Aermont Capital in its development and subsequent disposal of a multi-let office and retail property in central London, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation in its financing of a large mixed-use development in central London, and Oxenwood Real Estate on its acquisition of the Ultrabox logistics portfolio.

Jack is a member of the Society of Construction Law (SCL).


  • Greystar secures 391 home BTR forward funding in Staines-Upon-ThamesJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC on its forward funding of Renshaw's Yard in Staines, a 391-home BTR development in Surrey, from Dandara Living. The transaction marks the latest in Greystar’s strong UK growth strategy.
  • Greystar acquires site for student accommodation development in Wembley ParkJones Day represented a fund sponsored by Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition of a purpose-built student accommodation development site in Wembley Park, north London from Quintain.
  • LondonMetric Property sells Tonbridge retail parkJones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc in the £22 million sale of a 61,000 square foot retail park in Tonbridge, Kent.
  • Greystar acquires build-to-rent scheme in Bermondsey, LondonJones Day advised a joint venture partnership between Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), in its acquisition from Grosvenor of a landmark build-to-rent ("BTR") scheme in Bermondsey, London.
  • Oxford Properties acquires seven properties for £202.5 millionJones Day represented Oxford Properties advised by M7 in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of seven properties located across the United Kingdom known as the Bow and Arrow portfolio for £202.5 million.
  • Entity advised by Henley Investment acquires Bedfont Lakes, New Square office parkJones Day represented an entity advised by Henley Investment Management Limited in connection with its acquisition of the Bedfont Lakes, New Square office park near Heathrow airport and the establishment of a joint venture with Sixth Street.
  • Pictet Alternative Advisers acquires three Grade II listed office buildings in ManchesterJones Day represented Pictet Alternative Advisers SA in connection with the £119 million acquisition of three Grade II listed office buildings in Manchester, United Kingdom from Helical Plc and continues to act on the acquisition financing with Helaba and establishment of a joint venture with XLB Property.
  • Henley Investments acquires Regent Retail Park in Salford, EnglandJones Day advised Henley Investment Management Limited in its £16 million acquisition of Regent Retail Park, a 116,000 sq. ft. retail park in Salford, England.
  • Goldman sold iQ Student Accommodation dorms to Blackstone for £4.66 billionOn May 15, 2020, Jones Day clients Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust completed the sale of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone for £4.66 billion (US$5.73 billion), representing the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK.
  • Ted Baker refinances existing credit facilitiesJones Day represented Ted Baker plc, a UK fashion retailer, in connection with the refinancing of its existing credit facilities.
  • Pinewood Group lets part of Pinewood Studios to Walt DisneyJones Day advised Pinewood Group Limited in respect of the letting of part of Pinewood Studios to Walt Disney for an undisclosed rent.
  • Greystar and Henderson Park obtain £385 million facility from Cain International for acquisition and development of residential project located in LondonJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC and Henderson Park in connection with a £385 million facility from Cain International to support the acquisition and development of an 894-home build-to-rent (BTR) residential project located in Nine Elms, London.
  • Independent financial services firm sells One Poultry in LondonJones Day advised an independent financial services firm subsidiary in its sale of a special purpose vehicle which owns One Poultry, London.
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