Jan specialises in corporate finance, structured finance and real estate financing, with a particular focus on investment and construction financing. Before joining Houthoff in 2008, Jan worked for an international merchant bank for nine years, where he gained valuable knowledge and understanding of modern financial engineering.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Grotius Academy specialisation courses on Financing and Security and Securities Law
- Economic, Public and Business Law (cum laude) (Utrecht University)
- Private Law/Criminal Law Legal Practice (cum laude) (Utrecht University)
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.
Houthoff advised ING Bank and ABN AMRO Bank in relation to a loan facility for DRES Master Fund C.V. for the purpose of financing a large residential portfolio.
Houthoff advised ING in relation to a loan facility for funds managed by 90North for the purpose of financing of an office building for NEM.
Houthoff advised ING in relation to a loan facility for funds managed by Nordcapital Immobilienfonds for the purpose of financing of commercial properties (offices).
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.