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John Jennings


Norton Rose Fulbright

Head of real estate, U.S. at Norton Rose Fulbright

Extensive experience in loan workouts, foreclosures and the sale and purchase of distressed commercial paper

Director of the Brooks Development Authority since 2009

Head of real estate, United States at Norton Rose Fulbright, John Jennings focuses on commercial real estate matters and the negotiation of federal, state and local economic development incentives. A partner in the firm’s San Antonio office, he represents clients in connection with all facets of the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, leasing and operation of all types of real property. Additionally, Jennings’ finance experience extends to the negotiation of credit facilities on behalf of both borrowers and lenders. 

As a member of the real estate practice group, Jennings routinely advises clients on land use and zoning matters, construction contracts and lien disputes. Additionally, he has extensive experience in loan workouts, foreclosures and the sale and purchase of distressed commercial paper and multi-jurisdictional 363 bankruptcy sales. 

Jennings’ practice runs the gamut. Recent projects have seen him representing clients on negotiation and drafting of economic incentives agreements with governmental entities, as well as planning, zoning, and general real estate matters concerning the construction of a manufacturing facility; representation of both borrowers and lenders in all types of financing transactions, including senior secured and unsecured lending transactions; and sale-leasebacks of both single-tenant and multi-tenant properties. 

Over his 20-year legal career, Jennings has garnered numerous accolades, most recently being recognized as a top lawyer in the area of real estate by San Antonio Magazine in its November 2021 issue. He has been a director of the Brooks Development Authority since 2009. 

These are some of the reasons that we named Jennings to our National grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community. 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).