Lucas Louwerier

Lucas Louwerier

Kandidaat-notaris | Partner

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Lucas specialises in notarial real estate law. His clients include institutional investors, private equity investors, pension funds and project developers, which he assists with matters such as commercial real estate transactions, project development, real estate financing and real estate-related contracts. Lucas is a member of the Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries, the Master of Real Estate (MRE) Alumni Society, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (the international network for real estate professionals).

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    "Lucas Louwerier draws praise from clients for his 'technical knowledge and commercial awareness,' as well as his 'practical and transaction-focused' approach."
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Leading Notaries (2018 Edition)
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    Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Leading Notaries (2018 Edition)
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    Up and Coming
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2017 Edition)
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    "Clients note he is 'accurate and a hard worker'."
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2017 Edition)
  • Houthoff advised ASR Dutch Mobility Office Fund (DMOF) on the acquisition of the ABN AMRO office located at Daalsesingel in Utrecht's city centre from PingProperties.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Houthoff advised a consortium consisting of, amongst others, Biesterbos, Reggeborgh and Het Fort on the EUR 76,25 million sale of a large Amsterdam based office building with an office space of 32.000 m² and 438 parking spots, to Israeli based investment company Zabar Group Investments and Menora Mivtachim. The building is currently leased to HEMA (headquarters), VNU and Multisafe Pay.
  • Advised Leidsche Rijn Centrumplan B.V., a cooperation between ASR Vastgoed Ontwikkeling and Vesteda, on the development of a new city centre in Leidsche Rijn (the Leidsche Rijn Centrum project). The new area will consist of 32.000 m² of retail space, 8.000 m² of commercial facilities, 10.000 m² of office space, 734 apartments and an underground car park. The Leidsche Rijn Centrum project is one of the largest currently ongoing real estate development projects in the Netherlands.
  • Houthoff advised CBRE Global Investors (NL) B.V. / Dutch Office Fund on the sale of the three office buildings (Zuiderhof pavilions) near de Zuidas in Amsterdam to BGV VII Europa, a fund managed by Real I.S. The three office buildings are fully let
  • ETV Groep sold the former TNO location in Apeldoorn, for extensive area development, to property developer DW Investments. In the years to come around 275 luxury detached and semi-detached houses will be built in the area. This is an extensive area transformation with around 70,000 m2 of office space being withdrawn from the market.
  • Advised ASR on the sale of ASR Vastgoed Ontwikkeling N.V. to Meijer Realty Partners (MRP). The sale of real estate development division fits within ASR's strategy to focus on insurance activities and real estate investment management. The transaction is expected to be completed in late April 2016.
  • Assisted ASR Dutch Prime Retail Fund in the sale of Shopping Centre De Klanderij in Enschede to a fund of the German investor Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH. The transaction value is approximately €118,000,000.
  • CBRE Global Investors (Dutch Office Fund) has started building the new World Trade Center in Utrecht (WTC Utrecht), adjacent to Utrecht train station (Jaarbeursplein). A team from Houthoff advised CBRE Global Investors (Dutch Office Fund) on the land transaction with the municipality of Utrecht.

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