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Houthoff

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded for transactional expertise, advising both Dutch and international clients on large-scale asset deals for office or industrial assets. Strong experience in construction, development and redevelopment projects, frequently for residential and retail property, as well as major infrastructure projects. Broad client base covers real estate funds, joint ventures, developers, Dutch foundations and international investors. Advises clients on PPP and PFI projects, tendering, construction agreements, turnkey sales and environmental and planning issues, as well as representing clients in disputes and safety investigations.

Strengths

One client enthuses that "all of the team members clearly put their clients first," and goes on to highlight the team's "pragmatic approach" and "good commercial mindset."

Another client stresses: "The team acts precisely and deliberately, and is completely aware of the scope of work required from them and delivers the required quality in time."

A client also praises the breadth of the firm's practice, praising the team's "excellent litigation strategy and seamless implementation thereof," adding that the "contract drafting is top notch."

Work highlights

Acted for CBRE Global Investors on its acquisition from NS Vastgoed of land for the development of 400 residential units.

Notable practitioners

Herman Lohman is highly regarded for his expertise in real estate, advising international investors and project developers on transactions involving industrial and commercial assets, as well as on development projects. A client praises him for his "strong understanding of real estate legal matters and his ability to be pragmatic in negotiations," as well as for being "client-focused and commercially minded."

The market-leading Jan Cees Kuiken has an outstanding reputation for his wealth of expertise in real estate transactions, advising investors and pension funds on transactions involving retail, logistics and office properties. Sources enthuse: "He is one of the best in the Netherlands and is a big hitter in terms of the deals he is on." Another interviewee appreciates that Kuiken is "very much focused on getting the deal done and always looks for a solution to make it happen."

Lucas Louwerier has a wealth of experience in handling real estate transactions for investors, as well as development projects and real estate investment fund matters. One impressed client reports: "He is an experienced deal maker and is always looking for the best and most pragmatic solutions."

Michel Klijn advises developers and joint ventures on construction, PPP and procurement matters, particularly as part of major infrastructure projects. Clients highlight his architecture background, stating: "This gives him a good knowledge of the construction world, the practical side and the legal side." He is also commended for his ability to handle contentious construction matters.

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Overview

Houthoff’s experienced Real Estate Team comprises over 50 real estate specialists who look beyond the problem. They have the extensive knowledge and experience required to anticipate the changing demand in the sector. Houthoff's civil-law notaries play a pivotal role in this. The Real Estate Team is involved in the largest and most high-profile Dutch and European real estate transactions. Houthoff assists investors, project developers, financiers, construction companies, housing corporations and end users with complex real estate transactions and disputes.

Parties engage Houthoff's Real Estate Team for advice on complex real estate structures, which our civil-law notaries and lawyers provide practical and innovative solutions for. Complex real estate financing requires legal and tax expertise and a comprehensive knowledge of the national and international real estate market. Houthoff's real estate specialists advise financial institutions, real estate funds and investors on refinancing, restructuring, complex real estate auctions and distressed loan portfolios. With the rise of smart cities, Houthoff also advise and assist national and international parties investing in sustainable capital, technological communication and smart infrastructure to realise these urban developments.

Real Estate

Houthoff

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Location

Gustav Mahlerplein 50

Netherlands

1082 MA

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

Real Estate: Construction


Michel Klijn
Band 2

Real Estate: Leading Notaries


Herman Lohman
Band 1
Jan Cees Kuiken
Star Individuals
Lucas Louwerier
Band 3