José Antonio is a Partner and Head of the Real Estate team in Spain. A lawyer with over 25 years of experience, his practice covers all the areas of the real estate life-cycle, including sale and acquisition of real estate assets (shopping centers, office buildings, logistic parks, hotels, student residences, residential developments, etc.) and real estate companies; lease of real estate properties (finished, under construction, turn-key agreements, etc.); sale & lease back; real estate financing and construction contracts.

His clients include national and international real estate companies, REITs, investment funds, financial institutions, family offices and commercial players. Some of the companies he has advised include, among others: Amazon, CBRE Global Investors, Inbest Real Estate, Iroko Zen, Vapat, Inversiones Subel, Navis Capital, SCCE, McDonald’s, El Corte Inglés Real Estate, Mapfre Inmuebles, Generali Real Estate, Dachser Spain, Excem Real Estate, Leroy Merlin, Kronos Investment Group, Mazabi, Silicius Real Estate, Heracles, Dazia Capital, Merlin Properties, Sareb, Testa Residencial Socimi, Catella, Carrefour, Barclays Blank, BBVA, Banco Sabadell, ICBC, Metrovacesa, Acciona, and Reyal Urbis. 


Highlighted credentials include:

  • Advice to Vapat Inversiones Empresariales on the acquisition from Colonial of three office buildings located in Madrid. Deal value: €300 million.
  • Advice to Mapfre in the sale to Acciona of three office buildings located on Orduña and Llodio streets, in the district of Fuencarral-El Pardo, one of the areas that is being transformed the most in the capital. Acciona's strategy after this acquisition is to reposition the assets for residential use.
  • Advice to Amazon in relation to lease, construction and turn-key agreements of several logistic warehouses and plots of land in Spain. 
  • Advice to El Corte Inglés on the sale of a real estate commercial asset in Madrid (calle Alcalá 108).
  • Advice to Atalaya, Andbank's investment fund managed by Navis Capital, on the purchase of the Lanzarote Beach Hotel, located in the island of Lanzarote.
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tier 3 in Real Estate by Chambers & Partners
  • Highlighted as one of the Top 50 Real Estate Dealmakers in Spain by Legal Dealmakers, 2022.
  • Law degree (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICADE)

"He is empathetic, follows up on all the issues and proposes different alternatives for the best resolution." 

Chambers & Partners

"José Antonio Calleja searches for solutions and is very practical when presenting matters." 

Chambers & Partners

"He meets all the expectations that a client requires." 

Chambers & Partners