John Flathers

Partner

Biography

John heads up the Real Estate team in our Leeds office. He has considerable experience in all real estate transactions, but has a particular focus on development work, property finance and corporate occupiers.

He also acts on investment transactions, for insolvency practitioners on property related matters, and for strategic land acquirers.

Recent highlights:

  • The redevelopment of over one million sq ft of mixed use space at Clarence Dock Leeds on behalf of the Trustees of the Royal Armouries.
  • The successful public procurement bid and redevelopment of Trafford Town Hall, Trafford for Shepherd Developments.
  • Working on a Joint Venture with Huddersfield and Calderdale NHS Trust on the formation of the Pennine Property Partnership and the continuing development of two significant sites in Huddersfield.
  • Advising on numerous development and investment loans for Santander.
  • Several corporate occupiers on their property portfolios including two relocations to London HQs and the property portfolio of a leading international property agency.
  • Strategic land options and planning promotion agreements over many sites acting for both landowners and landbuyers.

Market view:

John is "very knowledgeable" - ​Legal 500, 2016

John Flathers is rated for his "practical view of the market" and "efficiency at getting to the heart of any issues and getting them resolved." - Chambers & Partners, 2015

"The approachable John Flathers is straight-forward and no-nonsense." - Chambers Partners, 2014


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