Kirsty Harrower


Senior Counsel

 

Overview

Kirsty Harrower advises on a wide range of real estate transactions, including investment acquisitions and disposals; development and site assembly projects, refinancing transactions; and retail, office and industrial lettings. In addition to investment and development work, she is experienced in data centre transactions and hotel acquisitions.

She has acted for UK and overseas institutional investors, private equity firms, data centre operators, multinational telecommunications companies, occupational tenants, property companies and public sector bodies.

Representative Experience

Kirsty’s experience includes:

Investment

  • Advised one of Southeast Asia’s largest property development companies, Sinarmas Land Limited, on its purchase of the Alphabeta building in Finsbury Square, London, for more than £250 million (which won Deal of the Year 2016 at the Property Week Awards) and, separately, New Brook Buildings, Great Queen Street, London, in 2013 for £84 million
  • Advised China Overseas Holdings limited on its purchase of 1 Finsbury Circus, London, for £152 million and Centrium Building, 61 Aldwych, London, for £170 million
  • Advised the purchasers of 99 Gresham Street and, separately, 60 Gresham Street in the City of London
  • Advised JP Morgan in connection with the acquisition of 25 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, for £495 million
  • Provided specialist rights of light settlement advice in connection with the redevelopment of various sites within the City of London
  • Acted for a New York-headquartered private real estate investment firm on the acquisition of Old Spitalfields Market for £100 million

Data Centres

  • Acts for one of the world's leading telecommunications and media companies on its global data centre and corporate real estate requirements
  • Acts for an international data centre operator on purchasing and leasing sites in Europe and Asia
  • Acts for a major UK data centre operator on the acquisition, development, leasing and customer contracts relating to its facilities in the London area
  • Acts for a global provider of financial market data on its data centre space requirements. Recent transactions include sites in London, Singapore, New York, Missouri and Wisconsin

Corporate Acquisitions

  • Managed a corporate share purchase transaction with a complex debt structure and subsequent hive across two student accommodation blocks in Liverpool and Loughborough
  • Assisted with the purchase (and subsequent strategic management) of a portfolio of properties adjoining London's Old Street roundabout for a JV entity for an undisclosed sum
  • Coordinated the corporate acquisition of two regional shopping centres in the United Kingdom (the Kennet Centre in Newbury, Berkshire, and the Kirkgate Centre, Bradford) for a global private equity investment firm
  • Advised Varde Partners on the purchase of Bizspace Group, the UK provider of flexible business, for approximately £138 million

Lettings

  • Represented the landlord of the Nobu Hotel in London on a development agreement for lease, headlease and ancillary documents
  • Represents the landlord of 110 Cannon Street, London, assisting with occupation and development strategy
  • Negotiated a number of high-profile lettings in Central London, including Balthazar restaurant in Covent Garden
  • Represents various tenants on lease acquisitions, including recent lettings at Tower 42 and 1 Finsbury Square, London
  • Advised a multinational pharmaceutical company on the re-gear of the headlease of their HQ Building within the United Kingdom

Professional History

  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (2006)

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Member of Investment Property Forum