Mark G.Davies

Associate

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Mark Davies practices commercial real estate and planning law. He has acted on large and mid-level acquisitions and disposals, as well as forward fundings and developments. Mark frequently advises on financing of real estate purchases and on an array of landlord and tenant issues. He also has experience in corporate support across a range of deals with real estate aspects. His experience principally pertains to warehouse and logistics premises and retail properties especially within shopping centers; it further includes student accommodation and affordable housing and business parks outside of London.

Clients recently advised include The British Land Company PLC on management of their out of town and shopping center retail properties, Delancey on landlord and tenant matters, Hansteen Holdings PLC on their business parks, Oxenwood Real Estate on various acquisitions of warehouse properties and refinancings of the same, CBRE on planning aspects of an acquisition of a logistics portfolio, and Greystar and iQ Student Housing on planning aspects of their private rented sector developments.

Experience

  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries to acquire InvertekJones Day is advising Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • International Automotive Components Group Limited leases space at Boulevard Industry Park, Speke, LiverpoolJones Day advised International Automotive Components Group Limited in connection with surrendering a lease at Boulevard Industry Park, Speke, Liverpool and taking a new lease of warehousing space for approximately 76,000 square feet at the same estate, and the regearing of a further lease at the same estate so that the regear lease and the new lease are co-terminus.
  • Pinewood Group lets part of Pinewood Studios to Walt DisneyJones Day advised Pinewood Group Limited in respect of the letting of part of Pinewood Studios to Walt Disney for an undisclosed rent.
  • Oxenwood acquires two prime logistics units in Leicester and Manchester, United KingdomJones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate LLP in the acquisition of two prime logistics units in Leicester and Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Hansteen Holdings and associated group entities acquire 34 properties from St Modwen Properties Plc and associated group companiesJones Day represented Hansteen Holdings Plc and group entities on its £53.7 million ($68.2 million) acquisition of 34 properties from St Modwen Properties Plc and associated group companies.
  • Oxenwood sells portfolio of prime logistics properties in UK to Ascendas ReitJones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate, in a joint venture with Catalina Holdings, on the sale of a portfolio of prime logistics properties in the UK to Ascendas Reit for £207 million ($264.6 million).
  • LondonMetric acquires portfolio of 10 single-let properties from The ACT FoundationJones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc in connection with its £55 million acquisition of a portfolio of 10 single-let properties consisting of 9 urban logistics assets and a retail store from The ACT Foundation.
  • Hercules Unit Trust forms joint venture with M&G Real EstateJones Day advised Hercules Unit Trust in its simultaneous acquisition of the Fort Kinnaird retail park in Edinburgh by a new joint venture formed between Hercules Unit Trust (HUT) and M&G Real Estate and sale of the Gallagher retail park in Cheltenham to The Crown Estate.
  • Western Digital acquires Tegile SystemsJones Day represented Western Digital, a leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience, and preserve data, in connection with its acquisition of Tegile Systems, Inc., a developer of flash and persistent-memory storage solutions for enterprise data center applications.
  • Oxenwood Real Estate acquires £286 million (US$366.9 million) Ultrabox logistics portfolioJones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate LLP on its joint venture with a Canadian institutional investor and the acquisition by that joint venture of the Ultrabox portfolio of nine prime logistics assets in the UK totaling 3.87 million sq. ft. for £286 million (US$366.9 million).
  • CBRE GIP's European Co-Investment Fund acquires portfolio of assets from Prologis UKJones Day advised CBRE GIP's European Co-Investment Fund (a Dutch incorporated fund) in relation to the acquisition of a portfolio of 22 UK logistics assets (mix of development and stabilized assets) and circa 20 associated property holding companies and management companies, and the formation of an associated 85/15 joint venture with Prologis UK.
  • Sierra Wireless acquires Blue CreationJones Day advised Sierra Wireless in its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of the parent company and sole owner of Blue Creation.
  • Oxenwood Real Estate obtains financing for acquisition of logistics facility in SheffieldJones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate, LLP, a UK real estate investor, in its joint venture with Catalina Holdings in connection with the financing for the acquisition of a newly constructed 134,400 sq ft 'last mile' logistics facility in Sheffield let to a major internet retailer and the related financing of that asset by the joint venture.
  • Bank of East Asia refinances existing facility for development of premium residential property in central LondonJones Day advised Bank of East Asia, Limited in connection with the refinancing of an existing facility agreement for the development of a premium residential property in central London.
  • Oxenwood Real Estate acquires industrial unit in ImminghamJones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate LLP and its joint venture partner Oxenwood Catalina Limited in connection with the acquisition and related financing for the development of a 80,000 square foot industrial unit with an external vehicle storage facility of approximately 175,000 square feet at Kiln Lane Industrial Estate, Immingham.
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