Mark C.Emerson

Of Counsel

(T) 44.20.7039.5278

Mark Emerson advises on all aspects of commercial property management, investment, and development. He has extensive experience in the development of and investment in business parks, retail warehouse schemes, shopping centers, and industrial estates.

Mark's recent experience includes acting for Hansteen on its acquisition and sale of a number of large property portfolios, including the purchase of a portfolio of mixed-use properties from Kilmartin; the acquisition of 88 industrial estates from Spencer Holdings Limited; the purchase of 33 multi-let industrial estates from The Industrial Trust; the acquisition of a portfolio of 18 industrial estates in the north west of England from the NWDA; the sale of a portfolio of 11 industrial estates/trade parks in the south west of England; and the purchase of a portfolio of 16 industrial estates and trade parks from Legal and General's Industrial Property Investment Fund. Mark also has acted for: Meyer Bergman on their acquisition of a 50 percent stake in the Bentall Shopping Centre, Kingston-upon-Thames; long-standing client Goodman UK Limited on the continuing development of the East Side Locks scheme in central Birmingham; and Arlington Business Parks Partnership on the pre-letting and subsequent sale of the National Air Traffic Service headquarters buildings at Solent Business Park.

His other representative clients include Ashtenne, Carisbrooke, Perella Weinberg, Ryde Group, and Teesland iOG.

Experience

  • Hansteen Holdings and Hansteen UK Industrial Property acquire portfolio of 88 industrial properties in UK from Spencer Commercial Property LimitedJones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC and Hansteen UK Industrial Property Limited Partnership on the acquisition, by way of both asset and share purchase, of a £150 million portfolio of 88 industrial properties in the UK from Spencer Commercial Property Limited and the associated acquisition facilities provided by The Royal Bank of Scotland plc of £85 million and LLoyds TSB Bank plc of £42 million.
  • Arlington Business Parks develops East Side Locks, BirminghamJones Day represented Arlington Business Parks Partnership in the negotiation of an agreement with British Waterways and Birmingham City Council relating to the development of East Side Locks, Birmingham.
  • Meyer Bergman acquires 50% stake in The Bentall CentreJones Day assisted Meyer Bergman, Ltd., a European real estate investment and fund management firm, with the purchase and related financing of a 50% stake in The Bentall Centre, one of London's most high profile shopping centers, from Aviva Investors for approximately £130 million (US$196 million).
  • Hansteen Holdings acquires 1.221 million-square-foot multi-sector portfolio of freehold and leasehold assetsJones Day assisted Hansteen Holdings PLC with the £80.375 million ($123.8 million) acquisition of a 1.221 million-square-foot multi-sector portfolio of 61 freehold and leasehold assets from various subsidiaries of Kilmartin Holdings Limited (in Receivership), Kilmartin Group Limited (in Receivership) and Annfield Assets Limited (in Administration).
  • Goodrich and Rolls-Royce form engine controls joint ventureJones Day assisted Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, with all agreements necessary to form an engine controls joint venture with Rolls-Royce Group plc.
  • Hansteen acquires Treforest Industrial EstateJones Day advised Hansteen UK Industrial Property Limited Partnership on the £27.7 million acquisition of Treforest Industrial Estate from Segro.
  • Hansteen acquires Saltley Trading EstateJones Day represented Hansteen Holdings PLC in the acquisition of Saltley Trading Estate.
  • Arlington sells five office buildings to Israeli property investorJones Day assisted Arlington Business Parks GP Limited with the £56.25 million ($92.8 million) sale of five office buildings at Solent Business Park to Israeli property investor Igal Ahouvi.
  • Hansteen acquires fully let Drumstone Trade Park, Blackburn, UKJones Day represented Hansteen Holdings PLC in connection with the acquisition of Drumstone Trade Park, Blackburn, a fully let industrial property.
  • Hansteen Holdings acquires Sandpits Industrial EstateJones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC on the acquisition of the Sandpits Industrial Estate, subject to occupational leases from Ashfield Land Developments Limited.
  • Ryde Docklands Limited acquires food store and petrol filling station in Cheltenham, U.K.Jones Day assisted Ryde Docklands Limited with the acquisition of a food store and petrol filling station occupied by Sainsbury's Supermarkets Limited in Cheltenham, U.K.
  • Arlington sells two office buildingsJones Day assisted Arlington Business Parks GP Limited with the sale of 3000 A and B at Solent Business Park, which are two office buildings fully let to Zurich.
  • Arlington Business Parks refinances and reorganizes for PartnershipJones Day assisted Arlington Business Parks GP Limited with the £1.2 billion refinancing and reorganization for Arlington Business Parks Partnership, including a £800 million commercial mortgage backed securitization and a £400 million syndicated loan facility arranged by Eurohypo AG, London Branch, and the The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc.
  • Goodman European Logistics Fund acquires Rosemound DevelopmentsJones Day advised Goodman European Logistics Fund, a fund that invests in high-quality warehouse and logistics properties in emerging distribution and logistics locations in Europe, in connection with its £336 million (AU$840 million/$672 million) acquisition of Rosemound Developments Limited, a company that operates as an industrial and distribution land developer in the United Kingdom, from Uberior Ventures Limited.
  • Macquarie Goodman acquires Akeler Holdings for $1.2 billionJones Day advised Macquarie Goodman Management Limited in the £600 million (US$1.2 billion) acquisition, by its managed fund Arlington Business Parks Partnership, of Akeler Holdings S.A.
  • Macquarie Goodman Industrial Trust acquires portfolio of properties for $413 millionJones Day advised Macquarie Goodman Industrial Trust in its £179.9 million (US$431.8 million) acquisition of sixteen Guernsey companies that own a portfolio of eight office and logistics properties known as the Lighthouse Portfolio.
  • Ashtenne proposes £132.7 million portfolio sale and shareholder return of £142 million by way of share consolidationJones Day assisted Ashtenne Holdings PLC with the proposed £132.7 million portfolio disposal and the return of £142 million to shareholders by way of share consolidation.
  • Arlington develops two new office buildings and pre-lets to The National Air Traffic serviceJones Day assisted Arlington Business Parks Partnership with the pre-letting and development of two new office buildings, totalling 127,500 square feet, to be built at Solent Business Park and let to The National Air Traffic service.
  • Arlington Securities forms £800 million limited partnership to invest in U.K. industrial warehouse propertiesJones Day assisted Arlington Securities Limited, now known as Goodman, with the formation of Arlington Business Parks Partnership, a £800 million limited partnership to invest in U.K. industrial warehouse properties.
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