Real Estate

Real Estate

De vastgoedsector profiteert van de economische groei. Zowel door de aantrekkende binnenlandse vraag, als door de groeiende wereldhandel. Er vinden steeds meer transacties plaats. Variërend van transformatie van bestaand vastgoed tot meer nieuwbouw. (Verplichte) verduurzaming van gebouwen, verandering van bestemming, terugloop van het aantal retailers en kantorenleegstand nopen daarbij tot slimme oplossingen. Het ervaren Vastgoedteam van Houthoff bestaat uit ruim 50 vastgoedspecialisten die verder kijken dan het probleem. Zij hebben vergaande kennis en ruime praktijkervaring om in te spelen op de gewijzigde vraag uit de sector. Onze notarissen vormen daarbij een belangrijke spil. Ons Vastgoedteam is betrokken bij de grootste en meest spraakmakende Nederlandse en Europese vastgoedtransacties. Houthoff staat beleggers, projectontwikkelaars, financiers, bouwbedrijven, woningcorporaties en eindgebruikers bij in complexe vastgoedtransacties- en geschillen.

  • “The team acts precisely and deliberately, and is completely aware of the scope of work required from them and delivers the required quality in time.’”
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2021 Edition)
  • “One client enthuses that ‘all of the team members clearly put their clients first,’ and goes on to highlight the team’s ‘pragmatic approach’ and ‘good commercial mindset.’”
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2021 Edition)
  • “A client praises the breadth of the firm’s practice, praising the team’s ‘excellent litigation strategy and seamless implementation thereof,’ adding that the ‘contract drafting is top notch.’”
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2021 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2021 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2021 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2020 Edition)
  • “The team stands out for its no-nonsense mentality combined with the required eye for detail where it counts, which is a rare combination for law firms.’”
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2020 Edition)
  • “A source finds the team ‘determined, flexible and accurate.’”
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2020 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2020 Edition)
  • ‘Large team, so always available, even on last-minute large assignments. Able to support in all legal aspects (acquisitions, notary, banking, zoning, etc), all coordinated by the same partners, which is very convenient and efficient for clients.‘
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2020 Edition)
  • ‘The team is both very knowledgeable and practical. They are well informed and pleasant to work with. We have built a trusting relationship with the team.‘
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2020 Edition)
  • ‘The team operates effectively, each specialist taking their role and dedicated to delivering within the set time frames. They don’t rush things off, but make sure to address all due diligence items diligently.‘
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2020 Edition)
  • ‘The Houthoff team is highly professional, no nonsense and not too aggressive. They are very responsive and really support their clients.‘
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2020 Edition)
  • ‘Best in class legal advisory firm in the Netherlands.‘
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2020 Edition)
  • “The team is described by clients as ‘attentive, highly efficient and commercially aware.’”
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2019 Edition)
  • “Houthoff understands the construction business and understands the language used by those companies.”
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2019 Edition)
  • “One client considers Houthoff‘s real estate practice ‘the best in the Netherlands,‘ highlighting the firm‘s superb bench of qualified civil law notaries and capacity to handle multiple large transactions at the same time. The same client adds: ‘No matter how busy they are, they are always there for us.’”
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2019 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2019 Edition)
  • “The Houthoff team is ‘very attentive and pragmatic, always reachable, very driven, and with high technical understanding.’”
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2019 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Legal 500, Real Estate (2019 Edition)

Onze expertise op het gebied van vastgoed

Aan- en verkoop en (her)ontwikkeling van grote vastgoedprojecten vergt een efficiënte juridische begeleiding. Partijen schakelen ons Vastgoedteam in voor onder meer advies over complexe vastgoedstructuren, waarvoor onze notarissen en advocaten praktische en vernieuwende oplossingen aandragen. Complexe vastgoedfinanciering vereist juridische en fiscale expertise en vergaande kennis van de nationale en internationale vastgoedmarkt. Onze vastgoedspecialisten adviseren onder meer financiële instellingen, vastgoedfondsen en investeerders over herfinanciering, herstructurering, complexe vastgoedveilingen en distressed loan portfolios. Smart Cities zijn in opkomst. Wij adviseren en begeleiden (internationale) partijen die investeren in duurzaam kapitaal, technologische communicatie en slimme infrastructuur om Smart Cities te realiseren.

Onze vergaande sectorkennis combineren wij met onze kennis op het gebied van onder meer aan- en verkooptransacties, huurrecht, leasing, aanbesteding, milieurecht, projectontwikkeling, bestuursrecht en vastgoedfinanciering. Ons Vastgoedteam is betrokken en helpt spelers binnen de nationale en internationale vastgoedsector weer voorwaarts.
  • Advised ASR Dutch Core Residential Custodian B.V. and ASR Dutch Mobility Office Custodian B.V. on the acquisition of the Tree House tower in Rotterdam from Provast valued at approximately EUR 200 million.
  • Advised Hansainvest Hanseatische Investment GmbH on the sale of 'The Monarch Tower' to Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate. The tower is situated on a prime location in the Beatrixkwartier in The Hague, the city's central business district.
  • Assisted Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate in the acquisition of a newly developed distribution centre for Jumbo in Bleiswijk. The seller, Somerset, retains a 10% interest in the business.
  • Assisted the Salvation Army in setting up the investment fund 'Stichting Leger des Heils WoonVermogen' for construction projects that make a social impact. The 'Stichting Leger des Heils WoonVermogen' is funded by private investors and aims to build 250 residences for vulnerable people in the coming years.
  • Advised together with Renzenbrink & Partner, the svt Group, a leading supplier of passive fire protection products and systems with the acquisition of Flamepro. The svt Group is an Ergon Capital portfolio company.
  • Houthoff advised Real I.S. on the acquisition and financing of five newly constructed distribution centres with a total area of 115,000 m² in Europoort Rotterdam from DHG for €142 million.
  • Houthoff advised Commerz Real on the sale of its office portfolio consisting of six office buildings to Tristan Capital Partners for approx. €370 million. Tristan Capital Partners has acquired the portfolio on behalf of its core-plus fund CCP 5 LL.
  • 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.
  • Advised DELA Vastgoed B.V. on the sale of eight shopping centres to Harbert Management Cooperation (acting on behalf of Harbert European Real Estate Fund V, LP) and Sectie5 Investments for more than EUR 180 million. The transaction concerned the shopping centres 't Loo in Heiloo, Kastelenplein in Eindhoven, Heksenwiel in Breda, Op de Kamp in Landgraaf, Groeneweg in Utrecht, Maaspoort in Den Bosch, Reigerhof in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel and Hasselo in Hengelo.
  • Advised DELA Vastgoed B.V. on the sale of the shopping centres 'Kerkelanden' in Hilversum and 'Westerkoog' in Koog aan de Zaan to Syntrus Real Estate & Finance B.V., the latter acting on behalf of the funds Stichting Rabobank Pensioenfonds and Achmea Dutch Retail Property Fund. The transaction was valued at approximately EUR 65 million.
  • Houthoff advised TH Real Estate on the acquisition and financing of a modern logistics complex in Rotterdam (Maasvlakte II). This is the second acquisition for TH Real Estate's European Logistics Fund. The vendor is selling the property in a sale and long-term leaseback transaction. The property comprises two buildings, dating from 2008 and 2016. It has a total lettable area of 39,500 square metres, most of which is laid out for the storage of hazardous goods.
  • Houthoff assisted Heimstaden AB with the indirect acquisition and financing of 9,544 residential units in the Netherlands at a purchase price of EUR 1.4 billion. Through this acquisition, Heimstaden has become the third largest private residential property owner in the Netherlands. This is the largest real estate transaction ever in the Netherlands in terms of the number of housing units.

  • Advised a.s.r. real estate on the acquisition – on behalf of ASR Dutch Prime Retail Fund – of the monumental property Spui 10 in The Hague.

  • Houthoff advised Gramercy Europe Limited on the acquisition of a distribution centre in Helmond. The property comprises approximately 26,874.9 m2 distribution and office space and parking places.

  • 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.

  • Together with the VMRG, the branch organization for facades, Houthoff has developed the very first lease-based agreement whereby the facade of a building remains the property of the facade builders after delivery by way of a right of ground lease. A right of ground lease has not been used in such a way before. This means a breakthrough in the circular facade economy.

  • Houthoff, jointly with Kirkland Ellis LLP, assisted Global Logistic Properties in the acquisition of the European logistics business IDI Gazeley. Global Logistic Properties, a Singapore-listed investor, acquired IDI Gazeley from Brookfield Asset Management, the world's second-largest real estate fund manager. The transaction value amounts to approx USD 2,8 billion.
  • Houthoff advised Hannover Leasing on the acquisition of the property 'The Cloud' in Amsterdam by means of a share deal. The building was redeveloped recently and is leased to Uber, Amazon, Spaces and @Leisure.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Jan Kees Kuiken

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+31 20 605 61 20
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Lucas Louwerier

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Dolf de Jong

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