Rachel O'Connor

General Counsel


Rachel currently works as an in-house lawyer in the property team at Mersten. She started her legal life as a trainee at DLA Piper UK LLP’s London office where she qualified into the Real Estate Finance team in 2011 acting for senior real estate lenders in relation to investment and development transactions. This is where she was first introduced to the hotel world and following several hotel deals involving the acquisition, development and refinance of such properties, Rachel decided to take the plunge and go in-house to a hotel development company in 2015. Having spent two and a half years in-house, Rachel is now excited to be working in the property team at Mersten assisting with the purchase and sale of supported living housing.

Outside of work life, Rachel enjoys being more creative. She is in the process of doing a surface pattern design course and has recently completed an interior design diploma. Rachel has joined an ice sculpting class and loves being in the great outdoors whether that’s skiing or hiking in the mountains.