Jan Kees Kuiken

Jan Cees Kuiken

Notaris | Partner

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Dutch
English

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Jan Cees specialises in real estate transactions, city centre redevelopment and turnkey projects. He also an expert in real estate-related company law, including the acquisition of real estate companies, the creation of CV/BV structures and other real estate-related collaborations. His clients are mainly national, international and institutional investors and developers, to whom he provides not only legal but also strategic advice.

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    Jan Cees Kuiken is a formidable player in the market, receiving glowing praise from clients for his "superb negotiating and deal-making skills," and is described as a "trusted adviser," who is able to "manage the biggest deals."
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Leading Notaries, Star Individuals (2018 Edition)
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    Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2018 Edition)
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    Jan Cees Kuiken is ranked in Tier 1.
     
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Leading Notaries (2017 Edition)
  • recommendation people shaking hands
    He is known in the market for "combining legal and real estate knowledge with common sense and clear communications." Clients add "he gets deals done."
     
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Leading Notaries (2017 Edition)
  • recommendation people shaking hands
    Leading individual
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2017 Edition)
  • recommendation people shaking hands
    Jan Cees Kuiken is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Leading Notaries (2016 Edition)
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    "Jan Cees Kuiken specialises in property M&A transactions, advising a wide-ranging clientele including developers, banks, investors and pension funds."
     
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Leading Notaries (2016 Edition)
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    Leading individual
     
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2016 Edition)
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    "The ‘very experienced’ Jan Cees Kuiken leads Houthoff Buruma’s large, ‘fantastic’ team."
     
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2016 Edition)

Qualifications & Experience

  • Notarial Law (University of Groningen)
  • Master's Degree in Real Estate (University of Amsterdam)

  • Houthoff advised Hannover Leasing on the acquisition of the property 'The Cloud' in Amsterdam by means of a share deal. The transfer took place on 15 December 2017. The building was redeveloped recently and is leased to Uber, Amazon, Spaces and @Leisure. 
  • Houthoff recently advised on the acquisition of the shares in the IEF portfolio by a consortium led by CBRE Global Investors (three institutional investors from the Netherlands, plus CBRE Dutch Retail Fund). IEF is a joint venture formed by Bouwfonds Investment Management and IEF Capital. The portfolio consists of 31 Dutch retail properties (mostly flagship stores), including the well-known Dutch retail chains HEMA and de Bijenkorf. The deal was valued at more than one billion euros. As well as overseeing the share purchase, Houthoff was also hired to advise on the financial arrangements by the banks financing the deal: ING, ABN AMRO and BerlinHyp. In all, Houthoff had a team of more than 50 staff working on the deal.

  • Advised Unibail-Rodamco, the world's third-largest real estate investment company with a listing on Euronext Stock Exchange, on the sale of a real estate portfolio consisting of six office buildings located in the Netherlands with a total rental space of circa 59.000 m2 to Valad Europe.
  • Houthoff advised DELA Vastgoed B.V. regarding the sale of the 'Solit Portfolio' to Lone Star. The Solit Portfolio consists of 73 stores, 4 shopping centres, approx 15,000 m2 of office space, 2 parking garages and 90 residential spaces. The transfer took place on 1 September 2017. The transaction vallue amounts to approx EUR 215 million.
  • Advising and representing Unibail-Rodamco regarding the development of a large shopping mall Leidsenhage (municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg) and the redevelopment of the Zoetermeer City Centre.
  • Wereldhave acquires 9 shopping centers in the Netherlands. Houthoff advised Wereldhave, a Dutch listed real estate investment company with commercial property of around EUR 3.3 billion, on the EUR 730 million acquisition of 9 shopping centers in the Netherlands from its French competitor Klépierre. The shopping centres were part of Corio's portfolio and were recently taken over by Klépierre. Wereldhave is financing the deal by issuing up to 5.25 million new shares. In addition, existing credit facilities will be evaluated. The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2015.
  • Advised CBRE Global Investment Partners, part of one of the world’s premier, full-service commercial real estate services and investment companies, on the setting up of a new Dutch real estate fund called "Dutch Student and Young Professional Housing Fund". The Fund is formed as a Dutch fund for joint account (fonds voor gemene rekening) and will invest in properties that have been developed for the primary purpose of housing students and young professionals.
  • Houthoff advised CBRE Global Investors (NL) B.V. regarding the acquisition by DRES Master Fund / REI Netherlands of the Project Boompjes 55-58 in Rotterdam, a new real estate development of 344 residential units, parking spaces and commercial space. The seller is First Sponsor (a real estate developer / investor from Singapore) together with Provast (a Dutch real estate developer).
  • Houthoff advised La Salle Investment Management regarding the acquisition of the Bright Offices in Amsterdam. The acquisition took place on behalf of the French pension fund ERAFP, being the first acquisition for ERAFP on the Dutch Real Estate Market.

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