José Antonio Calleja is partner and head of Real Estate at King & Wood Mallesons in Madrid. A lawyer with more than 18 years experience, his practice covers all areas of real estate including acquisition and transmission of real estate assets (shopping centers, office buildings, parks, hotels, etc.) and real estate companies; renting of buildings (existing, under construction, "turnkey", etc.); real estate sale & lease back; financing of real estate finance; construction contracts; horizontal property and complex real estate issues. He also has extensive experience in restructuring operations and issues of registration and mortgage law.
José's clients are largely investment funds organisations, financial institutions, real estate developers, family offices and commercial operators. His clients include Merlin Properties, Generali Real Estate, Sareb, Heron group, ONCISA, Carrefour, McDonalds, Propinvest, Bankia, Barclays Bank, BBVA, Banco Sabadell, Banco Caixa Geral, ICBC, Metrovacesa, Acciona, Reyal Urbis and San Jose.
José Antonio is recognised as one of the best Real Estate Lawyers in Spain by legal directories Chambers & Partners and Best Lawyers.
In addition to his work as a lawyer, José Antonio lectures at ICADE and the University Carlos III in Madrid.