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Owen M. Kirk

Associate

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+1.858.314.1578

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Owen is an Associate in the firm’s Real Estate Practice, where he focuses on the leasing, subleasing, buying, selling, developing, financing, and permitting of commercial real estate. Owen specializes in the negotiation of leases, subleases, and related agreements, drawing on his unique background to help keep each client’s business objectives and practical concerns in mind during negotiations. Owen frequently represents sophisticated tenants, large institutional landlords, and other parties in negotiations for office, medical office, lab, industrial, and flex space.

Owen also holds a California real estate brokerage license.

At the University of San Diego School of Law, Owen concentrated on Business and Corporate Law, served as vice chair of Tax Law Society, and served as an Associate on the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law.

In his free time, Owen enjoys spending time with his wife, being a dad, playing softball, running, listening to music, and tasting craft beer.
 

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law (JD)
  • University of Colorado (BA)

Experience

  • Represented a public medical device company, as the tenant of a portion of a two-building office and R&D project, in a complex, long-term lease transaction expanding the client’s existing premises to include the entire 250,000 square foot project via a three-phased expansion including the construction of a third building at the project in accordance with a design to be developed by the client and landlord following lease execution.
  • Represented a healthcare information technology company, as tenant, in converting the client’s multi-tenant lease into a single-tenant lease of the entire 60,000 sq. ft. building. The transaction included an extension of the existing leasehold interest, an expansion of the leased premises to include adjacent sublease premises, and a termination of the adjacent sublease.
  • Represented a leading hair care product company, as tenant, in the negotiation of a lease transaction involving the build-to-suit construction of a new building containing premises of approximately 54,000 rentable square feet to be used for office, distribution, and hair care professional education purposes.
  • Ongoing representation of a national private equity real estate investment firm in the leasing of office premises located across the country.
  • Ongoing representation of a leading global real estate and investment management firm in the leasing and acquisition of office and industrial properties nationwide.

Involvement

  • Member, Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association
  • Volunteer Articles Editor, California Real Property Journal

Viewpoints

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In part one of our two part series we discussed a number of the menu options that may be available to commercial landlords and tenants to help them protect their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but few of those options we discussed in part one are without their own unique set of hurdles.
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The interruption to business-as-usual in the commercial real estate industry brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented and, while hopefully only temporary, the full extent of the impact may not be entirely understood for some time to come. Below, we explore just some of the options both landlords and tenants will want to consider when looking to answer that question.
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