Our expertise in the real estate sectorGood legal support is essential in the sale and purchase, development or redevelopment of large real estate projects. Parties engage our Real Estate Team for advice on complex structures and benefit from the practical solutions that our civil-law notaries and lawyers guarantee. Smart cities are on the rise. National and international parties that invest in sustainable capital, technological communication and smart infrastructure to build smart cities come to us for strategic advice.
We combine our extensive sector knowledge with our knowledge of sale and purchase transactions, tenancy law, environmental law, project development, administrative law and real-estate financing. Our dedicated Real Estate Team helps players in the national and international real estate markets to succeed.
Houthoff assisted ShoppingParks N.V., Terzetmus B.V., Kempen & Co N.V. and KBC Securities N.V. with the successful accelerated bookbuild offering of 750,000 shares in the capital of Retail Estates N.V., a Belgian publicly listed real estate company. ShoppingParks N.V. and Terzetmus B.V. are two closed-end Dutch real estate funds managed by Freeland.
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.
Houthoff assisted CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDL) in a transaction where CDL took a majority interest in the four-star hotel 'MGallery by Sofitel' in Florence, Italy. Houthoff worked on this transaction with Allen & Gledhill (Singapore), Shooklin & Bok (Singapore) and Chiomenti (Italy).