Alex Jones joins Shoosmiths’ real-estate group as partner

Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of Alex Jones as a partner in its national real-estate group.

Birmingham-based Jones, who joins from Gateley, has in-depth and wide-ranging expertise in all aspects of the real-estate industry, covering commercial and residential development, investment, secured lending, property management and all aspects of real-estate sales and lettings.

His client base has included major development companies, pension funds, local authorities, corporate occupiers, overseas investors and major private landowners.

Jones has acted for West Midlands developers on their retail and leisure developments, and has advised AMEC Developments on a £350m mixed-use scheme in Reading.

He acted for the vendor in the £240m disposal of the investment interest in London’s European Bank building and represented Standard Life on its acquisition of £100m of mortgage debenture stock in the Manchester Ship Canal Company.

Jones advised Worcester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust in connection with the £200m development of a new hospital in Worcester and represented Coventry City Council on the development of the Ricoh Arena.