Mark C.Emerson

Of Counsel

Londra + 44.20.7039.5278

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

Mark's recent experience includes advising Get Living plc in relation to their redevelopment of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre to create 1,000 apartments, a new London Underground Station, and new university campus and representing Earls Court Investment Holdings on its acquisition of the owner of the Earls Court development site in London, including the site of the former Earls Court exhibition centers. Earls Court is London's largest cleared Zone 1 development site and is one of its most important mixed-use developments.

His other representative clients include Delancey/DV4, Greystar, MARK, and Goldman Sachs.


  • Greystar acquires build-to-rent scheme in Bermondsey, LondonJones Day advised a joint venture partnership between Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), in its acquisition from Grosvenor of a landmark build-to-rent ("BTR") scheme in Bermondsey, London.
  • DOOR and APG joined by Aware Super in Get Living investmentJones Day represented DOOR, S.L.P. (a residential investment vehicle co-sponsored by Delancey and Oxford Properties) in relation to the acquisition by Aware Super of Qatari Diar's 22% stake in Get Living PLC, the UK's most experienced and pioneering developer and operator of large scale BTR neighborhoods, joining APG and DOOR who each control a 39% stake.
  • 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.
  • Sun Communities acquires Park Holidays UK for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Sun Communities, Inc. on its acquisition of Park Holidays UK for approximately $1.3 billion.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.