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CyrusOne Announces New Senior Legal Hire to Support European Real Estate Acquisitions, Construction and Development

September 14, 2021

LONDON – 15 September, 2021: CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ:CONE), a premier global data center REIT, today announced that Rachel Heslehurst has been appointed as Senior Corporate Counsel – EMEA, reporting to Robert M. Jackson, EVP and General Counsel. In her role she will sit on the European management team and support European corporate strategic initiatives including real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and development.

“We have seen tremendous growth in Europe over the past year, and Rachel’s appointment is integral to enabling our continued growth trajectory,” said Matt Pullen, EVP and Managing Director, Europe. “Rachel’s European experience and UK expertise will not only facilitate faster and smoother business transactions but also enhance our customer service and experience in Europe,” said Robert M. Jackson, EVP & General Counsel of CyrusOne.
Rachel Heslehurst headshot photo.

Rachel is strongly positioned to support CyrusOne’s growth in Europe with over 18 years’ experience in legal practice, including international M&A and corporate governance, and having spent the last eight years in-house advising large international property portfolios around risk anticipation and management and growth opportunities.

“I am thrilled to be joining CyrusOne at this exciting time in the company’s journey,” said Heslehurst. “The past 18 months have demonstrated how integral data centers are to how we live and work. I’m passionate about the sector and look forward to supporting CyrusOne as it continues to climb to new heights in Europe.”

CyrusOne operates more than 50 data center facilities, with a presence across the United States, Europe and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. The company’s European portfolio accounts for approximately 200 MW of power capacity across Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a premier global REIT specializing in design, construction and operation of more than 50 high-performance data centers worldwide. The Company provides mission-critical facilities that ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for approximately 1,000 customers, including approximately 200 Fortune 1000 companies.


A leader in hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud deployments, CyrusOne offers colocation, hyperscale, and build-to-suit environments that help customers enhance the strategic connection of their essential data infrastructure and support achievement of sustainability goals. CyrusOne data centers offer world-class flexibility, enabling clients to modernize, simplify, and rapidly respond to changing demand. Combining exceptional financial strength with a broad global footprint, CyrusOne provides customers with long-term stability and strategic advantage at scale.