Partners and Senior Management
Chris Jones joined the firm in 1992 from Eversheds and since then has built a reputation for providing an excellent service to his property clients.
He is regarded by his clients as intelligent and a good negotiator.
- Commercial Property
- Retail and Development
His practice covers all aspects of property work with an emphasis on the assembly of development sites (for both residential and commercial development) and landlord and tenant work, primarily for retail and leisure occupiers.
Jones handles a considerable amount of work for Vastint Hospitality including on the acquisition of various development sites throughout England (including at Heathrow and the Birmingham NEC) along with supplemental work arising from the development of current sites.
What people say about Chris - quotes from the current Chambers & Partners directory
Chris Jones has a wide-reaching property practice, with particular specialism in site assembly in both commercial and residential development projects. A client comments that he "always provides realistic, commercially-focused advice. There's no point-scoring, just a focus on getting a deal completed."
Praised for his 'pragmatic and commercial outlook to problems' and ability to 'present a solution not just a list of risks'
Led on the development work by Chris Jones, the 'expeditious and proactive' team at Berry Smith has a 'thorough understanding of the market as a whole' and provides an 'excellent service' to clients including Portabella, HSBC, Principality Commercial and JBCH Developments