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Lindsays

CALEDONIAN EXCHANGE, 19A CANNING STREET, EDINBURGH, EH3 8HE, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 229 1212
Fax:
Fax 0131 229 5611
DX:
ED25 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.lindsays.co.uk

Kenneth Gray

Tel:
Work 0131 656 5698
Email:
Aitken Nairn WS

Work Department

Commercial Property and Banking

Position

Kenny is a Partner in Lindsays Commercial property and banking department, with specialist interest in the healthcare sector.

Recent transactions include:

(1) acting for Edinburgh University in the lease of around 58,000 sqft over 5 floors at Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh (a deal which has been shortlisted as one of 3 finalists in CoStar Editor’s Choice Awards: Scottish Deal of the Year 2016);

(2) acting for overseas investment purchaser of The Counting House Pub, Glasgow (price in excess of £5.75million) and subsequent financing (part of larger portfolio finance);

(3) 2 leases of parts of Building 9 and further standalone lease of Building 10A for Edinburgh University at Edinburgh BioQuarter life science park; 

(4) redevelopment of the iconic Arnott’s building in Paisley, acting for Renfrewshire Council, (5) healthcare transactions include the sale of four dental practices , purchase of one dental practice, acquisition of 2 pharmacies, sale of one pharmacy business, and substantial two-property nursing home finance, acting for lender.  

Career

Kenny has worked exclusively for Lindsays.  He completed his traineeship in 1993, initially working in private client department before moving to commercial department in 1994. Became a Partner in 1998.

Member

Notary Public

Education

Edinburgh University  LLB (Hons)(2.1) 1990; Diploma in Legal Practice 1991


Scotland: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

A major pillar of Lindsays' banking work is real estate finance, which includes matters related to property investment and property development. In 2017, practice head Gavin Buchan , Derek Nash , director Dawn Anderson  and solicitor Thomas Horton advised Metro Bank Plc on the £22m financing of a borrower's acquisition of a portfolio of 73 public houses. Buchan's team is also active in the peer to peer finance space, where it acts for borrowers and lenders; a recent highlight involved acting for peer to peer lender Assetz Capital in financing a borrower's acquisition of a portfolio of commercial and residential properties in Scotland. Kenneth Gray  leads a team that specialises in healthcare sector finance. Agri-finance/rural finance, which involves acting for borrowers (such as farmers, renewable energy companies and landed estates) and lenders, is another cornerstone of practice, as is the firm's work in the charities sector.

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