Kirsty L.Rogerson

Of Counsel

(T) + 44.20.7039.5174

Kirsty Rogerson provides advice in relation to complex real estate development transactions. She has acted on a number of City of London developments throughout their project life, from initial site assembly and purchase, through the construction process, to forward funding and/or lettings to high-profile occupiers.

Kirsty's practice also encompasses a wide cross-section of real estate investment, development, management, and funding matters. She has advised on London and out of town retail and business parks, mixed-use schemes, industrial premises, and office space for a number of clients, including Arlington Business Parks Partnership, British Land, CIT, The City of London Office Unit Trust, Hercules Unit Trust, Highcross Strategic Advisers, Metro (a joint venture between Delancey Estates plc and Land Securities plc), and Standard Bank.

Her recent experience includes acting for Standard Bank in the relocation of its London headquarters, advising the Highcross Group of funds on its strategic investments and disposals, and advising CIT on the purchase and intended mixed-use redevelopment of the Kings Reach Tower, Southbank, London.

Experience

  • 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.
  • Greystar recapitalizes Chapter student accommodation portfolio in Central LondonJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in a recapitalization of its and PSP’s Chapter portfolio of student accommodation properties, one of the largest in Central London, by consolidating the portfolio under a new joint venture in which Allianz acquired an interest.
  • Blackstone Group provides senior secured facility to Henderson Park for acquisition of Athene PlaceJones Day represented The Blackstone Group in connection with a senior secured facility provided to Henderson Park to finance the acquisition of Athene Place, London.
  • Blackstone provides loan facility for acquisition of CAA HouseJones Day represented Blackstone as lender and mandated lead arranger in connection with a loan facility advanced to a newly incorporated borrower for the purposes of funding the acquisition of a commercial office property located in London known as CAA House.
  • South Bank Tower sells remaining 38 luxury apartmentsJones Day advised South Bank Tower Limited in connection with the sale of the remaining 38 luxury apartments in South Bank Tower, the residential landmark on the South Bank, Central London.
  • Wells Fargo refinances large hotel portfolio located in UKJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., London Branch in connection with a senior loan facility arranged for a U.S. private equity sponsor refinancing a large UK hotel portfolio.
  • Wells Fargo provides financing for acquisition and construction of build-to-rent scheme in UKJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., London Branch in connection with the acquisition and construction loan for UK build-to-rent scheme arranged for Legal & General fund.
  • 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.
  • PW Real Estate Fund III completes £323.3 million (US$419.4 million) cash offer for Pinewood GroupJones Day advised PW Real Estate Fund III, LP, which was advised by Aermont Capital LLP, in relation to the £323.3 million (US$419.4 million) cash offer for the entire issued share capital of Pinewood Group plc, the AIM listed company which owns the Pinewood Studios business.
  • Wells Fargo provides £184 million financing for acquisition of portfolio of UK retail propertiesJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., London Branch, as arranger, agent, and original lender, in connection with a £184 million (US$234.4 million) syndicated term loan facility provided to a U.S. private equity buyer to finance the acquisition of a portfolio of 64 properties leased to a leading UK retailer.
  • Highcross Group sells assets of Highcross Regional U.K. Partners and Highcross Regional U.K. Partners III to Northwood InvestorsJones Day advised Highcross Group Limited in connection with the £635 million (US$1 billion) sale of the assets of Highcross Regional U.K. Partners and Highcross Regional U.K. Partners III to Northwood Investors, a U.S.-based fund management company, and its advised institutional real estate fund.
  • Greystar acquires portfolio of student properties in London for £174 million (US$293 million)Jones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners in its £174 million (US$293 million) acquisition of a portfolio of student properties in London from Oasis Capital (being a joint venture between Oasis Capital Bank and Unite Group plc).
  • LondonMetric forms joint venture with LVS II Lux X S.a r.l. for £175 million acquisition of portfolio of 27 commercial propertiesJones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc in connection with a joint venture with LVS II Lux X S.a r.l. for the £175 million (US$287 million) acquisition of a portfolio of 27 DFS commercial properties from the administrators of Delphi Properties Limited.
  • LondonMetric acquires portfolio containing ten out-of-town multiplex cinemas from Odeon Property Group for £80.6 million (US$129.7 million)Jones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc in the acquisition of a portfolio of ten out-of-town Odeon multiplex cinemas from Odeon Property Group LLP for £80.6 million (US$129.7 million).
  • British Land sells interests in Hercules Income FundJones Day advised British Land, BIS and the BT Pension Scheme on the sale of their interest in Hercules Income Fund (HIF) to clients of LaSalle Investment Management, which is now the sole owner of HIF.
  • Arlington Business Parks sells all units in GUKBPF Reading (Jersey) Unit TrustJones Day advised Arlington Business Parks GP Limited in the £140 million (US$218 million) sale of all of the units in The GUKBPF Reading (Jersey) Unit Trust and related amendment of its £800 million securitized facility agreement.
  • British Land acquires Drake Circus Shopping CentreJones Day represented The British Land Company PLC in the £235 million acquisition of Drake Circus, a 425,000-square-foot shopping centre.
  • Standard Bank relocates London headquartersJones Day represented Standard Bank plc on the relocation of their London headquarters.
  • CIT acquires King's Reach Tower for £60 million (US$81.8 million)Jones Day advised CIT Developments Limited in a joint venture with Jadwa Investment on the purchase of Kings Reach Tower for £60 million (US$81.8 million) to form a mixed-use development on London's Southbank.
  • 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).
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