Bianca E.Orsi

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5191

Bianca Orsi's practice covers a broad spectrum of real estate matters involving a variety of property types. She advises on acquisitions, disposals, financing, and developments and has acted for owners, occupiers, developers, and financial institutions in transactional and contentious matters.

Bianca's practice includes out of town retail, logistics warehouses, shopping centers, and residential and office buildings; and she has acted for a range of clients, including real estate companies and real estate funds.

Bianca's recent experience includes acting for DV4 on the regeneration of Elephant & Castle, advising British Land Company plc on the disposal of its retail assets, and advising Oxenwood Real Estate's joint venture with a Canadian institutional investor on the acquisition of a logistics portfolio for £286 million.

Experience

  • Henley Investments acquires Regent Retail Park in Salford, EnglandJones Day advised Henley Investment Management Limited in its £16 million acquisition of Regent Retail Park, a 116,000 sq. ft. retail park in Salford, England.
  • Cortland Partners forms joint venture for £150 million build-to-rent developmentJones Day represented Cortland Partners in connection with the £150 million development of its first build-to-rent scheme in the UK and the establishment of a joint venture with Harrison Street as well as the providing advice in connection with the related financing.
  • Goldman sold iQ Student Accommodation dorms to Blackstone for £4.66 billionOn May 15, 2020, Jones Day clients Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust completed the sale of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone for £4.66 billion (US$5.73 billion), representing the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK.
  • Delancey and APG Joint Venture acquires Earls Court for £425 millionJones Day represented Earls Court Investment Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of a joint venture between a fund advised by Delancey and APG on behalf of its pension fund clients, in connection with its £425 million acquisition of EC Group Holdings Limited from a subsidiary of Capital & Counties Properties Plc.
  • British Land exchanges on disposal of £429 million of Sainsbury's superstoresJones Day advised The British Land Company PLC ("BL") on the disposal of 12 superstores held by a joint venture between BL and J Sainsbury PLC to Realty Income Corporation, an entity listed on the NYSE, for aggregate consideration of £429 million (representing a net initial yield of 5.0%).
  • DV4 and Oxford Properties form DOORJones Day advised DV4 Ltd (“DV4”), which is advised by Delancey Real Estate Asset Management Ltd, on the sale of DV4's interests in Get Living, the UK’s leading privately backed residential company, to Delancey Oxford Residential (“DOOR”) a new co-investment platform with initial capital commitments of £600 million; the establishment of DOOR, which includes the joint venture between DV4 and Oxford Properties; and on real estate matters related to the London scheme, Elephant Central in Elephant and Castle which is part of the Get Living portfolio.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Countrywide Grounds MaintenanceJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company The Dwyer Group, Inc. of Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, a long-standing commercial groundskeeping service based in the United Kingdom.
  • 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).
  • Riverside acquires Bright & BeautifulJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of Bright & Beautiful (B&B), an add-on for its Dwyer Group platform.
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