Ester de Boer

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Ester specialises in real estate transactions and tenancy law. She has extensive experience in handling complex tenancy law-related cases (particularly commercial tenancy law) and overseeing real estate transactions and turnkey redevelopments. Ester is a member of the Dutch Lawyer’s Association and the Dutch Association of Tenancy Law Lawyers, and regularly gives courses on tenancy law. She also regularly publishes on tenancy law.


  • Private Law (cum laude) (University of Groningen)
  • Notarial Law (cum laude) (University of Groningen)
  • Advised Landal GreenParks Holding B.V. on the acquisition of Vakantiemakelaar B.V., the largest specialist in the brokerage of recreational real estate.
  • Advised a.s.r. real estate on the acquisition – on behalf of ASR Dutch Prime Retail Fund – of a retail portfolio from Phoenix Joint Venture C.V. with a total value of  approximately € 100 million.
  • Houthoff, advised Nationale Nederlanden/Delta Lloyd on the sale of its residential portfolio with a total value of approx..EUR 1,5 billion to Vesteda. The portfolio comprises 6777 houses, whereof 5983 are existing houses and 794 are pipeline projects. 

  • 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.
  • Houthoff advised G-Star Raw on the sale (by way of a sale-and-leaseback transaction) of its logistics centre, located in the harbour of Amsterdam, to Delin Capital Management. It concerns a large distribution centre of approx. 37.000 square metres.


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