Aart Barkey Wolf

Aart Barkey Wolf

Of Counsel


+31 20 605 61 03
+31 6 5365 4223




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Aart advises on notarial security rights, real estate financing, real estate investments and investment management. He assists clients with matters relating to both EU and Dutch regulations. Aart’s clients include a number of institutional real estate investors and banks.

Besides sitting on a number of boards in the cultural sector, Aart serves on the board of the Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries. He is also an RICS certified mediator.

  • "Sources recognise him as a 'deal-maker and a great guy,' who is 'nice to work with'."
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Leading Notaries (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Banking & Finance: Asset finance and structured finance (2018 Edition)
  • "Clients describe him as 'accessible, fast-thinking and accurate'."
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Leading Notaries (2017 Edition)
  • "Real estate finance is a particular area of strength, where Aart Barkey Wolf is a key name."
    Legal 500, Banking and finance: Asset Finance and Structured Finance (2017 Edition)
  • Houthoff, jointly with Linklaters LLP, advised the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which, together with Credit Agricole Assurances, Colonoy Northstar, Amundi and others, is acquiring a majority stake in AccorInvest. AccorHotels is selling a 55% stake in AccorInvest for an amount of EUR 4.4 billion. Houthoff advised the Public Investment Fund (PIF) on the Dutch part of the acquisition.

  • Houthoff advised MN, acting on behalf of Stichting Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek, in the acquisition of the multi-tenant property Riva in Den Bosch, with approximately 10,500 m2 office space.
  • Houthoff advised MN acting on behalf of Stichting Pensioenfonds Metaal en Techniek and Stichting Bedrijfspensioenfonds voor de Koopvaardij, in the sale of the office portfolio Mercury to Bryant Park Netherlands Acquisition III. The Mercury portfolio exists of six properties, located in and around Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht, with a total of 21,567 m2 office space and 1,890 m2 retail space.
  • Houthoff advised Wealth Management Capital Holding GmbH on the sale and transfer of the 'Haagse Hoge Huis', an innovative inner city campus consisting of, inter alia, nine offices located in Laakhaven, The Hague.
  • Houthoff advised GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH on the sale and transfer of the 'Zuiderhof II' office building, located near the Amsterdam South Axis.
  • Advised on the sale of a large international real estate portfolio by IVG Frankfurt encompassing 19 real estate objects in the Netherlands.
  • Advising BayernLB on its mortgage-backed financing of three offices in Amsterdam (Herengracht & SouthAxus). Deal value +/- € 60 million.
  • Advising BerlinHyp on its mortgage-backed financing of the Q-Park Garage at the SouthAxus in Amsterdam. Deal value +/- € 50 million.
  • Houthoff advised IVG Institutional Funds GmbH on the Dutch part of the sale of one of its Pan European office portfolios to a fund managed by Ares Management. The portfolio consists of 30+ buildings in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Finland, Spain and the Netherlands. The Dutch part of the portfolio consists of 18 office buildings and represents a substantial of the portfolio value. The transfer of the buildings is expected to take place in the third or fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Advising Eurindustrial on the sale of its entire portfolio of 13 logistic and industrial properties (more than 190.000m2) in the Netherlands. The 16 year old real estate fund will be liquidated.