Kathryn L.West

Partner

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Kathryn West has more than 10 years' experience advising clients on commercial real estate matters, with an emphasis on complex investment and development transactions. She also has experience in real estate financing and refinancing, corporate real estate transactions, and all aspects of asset management.

Kathryn's practice encompasses sectors including retail, office, residential, multifamily, and industrial, with a particular focus on logistics properties. She has advised clients including British Land, Goodman, Generation Estates, LondonMetric, Oxenwood Real Estate, and Procter & Gamble.

Kathryn's recent experience includes advising LondonMetric on its acquisition of 14 urban and regional logistics warehouses from Cabot Properties for £116.6m; advising Oxenwood Real Estate's joint venture with a Canadian institutional investor on the acquisition of the Ultrabox logistics portfolio for £286 million; advising Oxenwood Real Estate's joint venture with Catalina Holdings on its acquisition of a newly constructed "last mile" Sheffield logistics facility; advising Procter & Gamble on the English real estate aspects of its merger of 43 beauty brands with Coty Inc.; advising British Land on the sale of Power Court, Luton; advising on the sale of a landmark West End property through a Jersey unit trust for consideration exceeding £400m; advising on the acquisition of a Mayfair art gallery and offices for consideration exceeding £28m; advising LondonMetric on the acquisition of 107 long-leasehold residential units at Worcester Point, EC1; and the acquisition and subsequent refinancing of 145 long-leasehold residential units at Highbury Square, N5.

Experience

Oxenwood Real Estate acquires £286 million (US$366.9 million) Ultrabox logistics portfolio
Jones 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).

Procter & Gamble sells its beauty brands to Coty for $12.5 billion
The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") has merged its 43 beauty brands ("RMT Brands") of global salon professional hair care and color, retail hair color, cosmetics, and fine fragrance businesses, along with select hair styling brands with Coty Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction for $12.5 billion.

British Land sells land for Luton Town Football Club's relocation
Jones Day advised The British Land Company PLC in its sale of Power Court site to 2020 Developments (Luton) Limited (sister company of Luton Town Football Club). 2020 Developments acquired the property to facilitate wider plans for the Luton Town Football Club's relocation.

LondonMetric acquires Saturn portfolio for £92.4 million (US$140 million)
Jones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc in its acquisition of a portfolio of six retail warehouse assets, from Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited for £92.4 million (US$140 million).

Oxenwood Real Estate acquires distribution warehouse from Wirral Borough Council
Jones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate LLP and its joint venture partner Oxenwood Catalina Limited in connection with the acquisition of a distribution warehouse from Wirral Borough Council.

LondonMetric Property sells WH Smith distribution warehouse
Jones Day advised LondonMetric Property Plc on the sale of its 210,000 sq. ft. WH Smith distribution warehouse in Birmingham to a UK institution for £18.2 million ($27.7 million).

London & Stamford acquires Radial Distribution from Warner Estate Joint Ventures and Uberior Ventures for £208.5 million ($310 million)
Jones Day advised London & Stamford Investments Limited in its £208.5 million ($310 million) acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Radial Distribution Limited from Warner Estate Joint Ventures Limited and Uberior Ventures Limited.

Oxenwood Real Estate acquires distribution warehouse from DHL
Jones Day advised Oxenwood Real Estate LLP and its joint venture partner Oxenwood Catalina Limited in connection with the acquisition of a distribution warehouse from DHL.

London & Stamford acquires long leasehold interests in Worcester Point, Seward Street, London
Jones Day represented London & Stamford Property PLC in its £45.5 million acquisition of long leasehold interests in Worcester Point, Seward Street, London EC1.

London & Stamford refinances credit facility
Jones Day advised London & Stamford Property Plc in connection with its £25 million (US$35.8 million) refinancing with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a leading global provider of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs, secured against the company's assets at Highbury Stadium Square, London N5.

British Land acquires Power Court Luton, a 20-acre retail development site
Jones Day represented The British Land Company PLC in the acquisition of Power Court Luton, a 20-acre retail development site close to Luton town center.

London & Stamford sells No. 1 Whitehall Riverside, Leeds, a prime office building
Jones Day assisted London & Stamford Property Limited with the sale of No. 1 Whitehall Riverside, Leeds, a 129,514-square-foot prime office building multi-let to seven tenants including Cobbetts LLP, Mellon Analytical Solutions Europe, and Grant Thornton UK LLP.

Goodman International establishes joint venture to develop Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
Jones Day advised Goodman International Limited in connection with the establishment of a new 50/50 joint venture between Goodman International and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority/Science and Technologies Facilities Council.

London & Stamford purchase Leeds UK Property with bank debt
Jones Day represented London & Stamford Property Limited in connection with its purchase, through a subsidiary, of No. 1 Whitehall Riverside, Leeds, and associated financing facility with Deutsche Postbank AG, London Branch to fund the acquisition.

Hercules Income Fund acquires Evesham Shopping Park
Jones Day assisted Hercules Income Fund with the acquisition of land on the northeast side of Worcester Road, Evesham, and the forwarding funding of a retail development on this site.

Hercules Income Fund sells B&Q Warehouse
Jones Day assisted Hercules Income Fund with the £12.7 million sale of B&Q Warehouse, Park Farm Road, Folkestone, Kent, to White Horse Capital.

MPS Group acquires Judd Farris
Jones Day advised MPS Group, Inc., in its acquisition of Judd Farris Ltd.

Jaguar Capital acquires Becket House, London
Jones Day assisted Jaguar Capital Limited with the £97,520,000 acquisition of Becket House, London.

MG Coventry (Jersey) Limited acquires portion of a former Jaguar factory
Jones Day assisted MG Coventry (Jersey) Limited with the £28.5 million acquisition of part of the former Jaguar factory site at Brown's Lane, Allesley, Coventry.

Arlington acquires and secures forward funding for Block A Magnetic Park, Desborough
Jones Day assisted Arlington Securities Limited with the acquisition and forward funding of land on the north east side of Harborough Road, Desborough, for Goodman Desborough (Jersey) Limited.

DCD Holdings acquires Devonshire House
Jones Day advised DCD Holdings Limited in connection with the formation of a joint venture with Witkoff Group and subsequent acquisition and related financing of Devonshire House.

Macquarie Goodman acquires Akeler Holdings for $1.2 billion
Jones 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.

DCD Holdings sells Alarak Enterprises Limited for £173 million
Jones Day assisted DCD Holdings Limited with the sale of Alarak Enterprises Limited for £173 million, the underlying asset being the Sanctuary Buildings, headquarters for the U.K. government's environmental agency.

DCD obtains loan facility for Hayes business park purchase
Jones Day advised DCD Holdings Limited in connection with its $145 million loan facility arranged by Morgan Stanley for the purchase of Hayes Business Park.

Alfa Group forms $3.3 billion Turkcell joint venture with Cukurova Group
Jones Day advised Alfa Group in connection with its $3.3 billion joint venture with the Cukurova Group to hold a 27 percent stake in Turkcell, a leading Turkish mobile operator.

Additional Publications

  • July 2013Light at the end of the tunnel? The Law Commission's proposal for reform of rights to light, Real Estate Intelligence
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