Thijs specialises in the purchase and sale of commercial real estate (both single assets and portfolios) and in advising on project development and the property-law structuring of commercial real estate. He is often involved with real estate funds, project developers and residential corporations. Thijs has advised on, among other things, the division and transfer of Holland Park Fase III in Diemen, the sale of the Hollandia office buildings and the purchase of the 'Oranjekwartier' residential complex in Amsterdam.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- LL.M. Notarial Law (Utrecht University)
Park 20|20 is a Cradle to Cradle-inspired office park in Hoofddorp that is being developed for VolkerWessels and Reggeborgh by the Delta Development Group.
Houthoff advised Park 20|20 on the turnkey sale of the NOW office building in Hoofddorp to Standard Life Investments. On completion, the office building was leased to Swiss RE, Macaw and Sony. The purchase price for the NOW building was approximately EUR 22 million. SLI was advised by Loyens & Loeff.
Houthoff collaborated with BBC Bouwmanagement, Basis Bedrijfshuisvesting and Biltmore Vastgoed Consultants to assist Patrizia Immobilien with the purchase of 164 apartments under the name Oranjekwartier from Bouwconsulting Beheer. The purchase price of the complex was EUR 66 million.
Oranjekwartier, which is located on the Koningin Wilhelminaplein in Amsterdam, consists of three residential buildings and has been fully let. Patrizia had purchased the residential complex under instruction from two institutional investors who wish to retain the units in the long term. Oranjekwartier's developer Bouwconsulting Beheer handed over the complex in 2009.
Oranjekwartier has a total surface area of 18,000 m2, divided into three buildings. Buildings A and C have a retail area, a restaurant and a crèche on the ground floor. The apartments range between 90 and 150 m2 and feature fully equipped kitchens. The residential towers are situated next to the Westlandgracht and close to Oud-Zuid.