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CMS

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Advises investors and developers on real estate transactions, including sale and leaseback transactions and forward funding transactions. Particularly active in transactions involving commercial and logistics properties. Represents clients in construction liability disputes and contractor disputes, as well as acting on construction contract negotiations. Clients benefit from the firm's ability to leverage its offices in other jurisdictions, as well as close collaboration with other departments.

Strengths

One client praises the team for being "very hands-on and knowledgeable with a good cooperation between team members."

Another client adds that the lawyers are "very fast, very skilled and pleasant in communication."

Work highlights

Advised Nuveen Real Estate on its acquisition of a medieval office complex near the Herengracht canal.

Notable practitioners

Arnout Scholten advises international investors on transactions involving Dutch commercial and logistics assets. One client describes him as being "very creative in finding solutions" and appreciates that he has a "capability of making sure the deal is done."

Hein van der Meer is praised by clients for being "very deal-oriented, thinking commercially and being very eager to find pragmatic solutions and overcome difficulties to get a transaction done." He primarily assists investors with transactions in the office and distribution sectors, as well as with retail property. He has notable experience in forward funding transactions.

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Overview

Successful CMS network for international and domestic clients 

We have a worldwide team of over 650 qualified real estate lawyers located across our 77 offices. This enables us to act as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for our clients when delivering international real estate transactions. We have a successful track record of advising a wide range of domestic and international players. Our clients include national and international investors, real estate funds, real estate developers and corporate end-users. Our work includes real estate transactions, project development including refurbishment of real estate, real estate finance, environmental & zoning, lease transactions and disputes and security rights advice. We often work in close cooperation with our CMS network firms offering our clients an integrated and efficient approach on their transactions.

Sector approach

As a firm we offer a full-service solution in real estate. Our sector-led approach means our Real Estate team works seamlessly with other specialists in the firm from Investment Funds, Corporate, Banking & Finance, Planning, Construction and Tax.

Work highlights

  • Advised CBRE Dutch Residential Fund on the acquisition of a residential portfolio by means of a swap deal with a Dutch pension fund.
  • Advised Catella on the sale of a Dutch residential portfolio to Woonhave.
  • Advised Capreon on the acquisition of high-tech Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 

Members

van der Meer, Hein (Head of Department)

Balvert, Isabelle

Berlage, Jeroen

de Rooy, Petra

IJspeert, Jan Peter

Moret, Arno

Scholten, Arnout

Stroucken, Femke

Real Estate Department

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Department location

CMS

Atrium

Parnassusweg 737

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1077 DG

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Netherlands

Real Estate


Arnout Scholten
Band 4
Hein van der Meer
Band 2