Real Estate

Pels Rijcken has one of the largest real estate practices in the Netherlands. We know the real estate sector from the perspective of all the parties; from owners and developers to investors and public authorities. The firm provides assistance with numerous sales processes, (large-scale) urban projects and area developments. The real estate team is actively involved from the spatial planning through to realisation and exploitation including lease and rental transactions. In addition, our firm is eminently equipped in the field of public-private partnerships and innovative types of contracts (DBFMO). During recent years, we have been providing an increasing amount of advice on procedures regarding health care real estate, the sale of surplus real estate and transformation.



Clients of the Real Estate practice group include the State of the Netherlands, various large municipalities, medium-sized and smaller municipalities and provinces, large (listed) companies, (inter)national corporates, project developers, pension funds and investment funds, housing corporations and other institutions.


Widely recognised

Our knowledge and expertise is widely recognised in the market. Not only do clients engage us to handle complicated issues, we are also represented in the boards and committees of important professional associations and journal editorial boards. Our Real Estate lawyers regularly lecture about real estate related topics. They also frequently speak during seminars.


Alain de Jonge

Alain de Jonge | Real Estate | Managing Partner

+31 70 515 37 50 | |

Alain focuses on civil property law and has considerable expertise in tenancy law. He advises and litigates in the area of urban renewal, city centre development and urban restructuring. He also regularly represents developers, property funds and investors in various redevelopment projects. In addition to tenancy law, his work focuses on purchases, leasehold, sale and leaseback and ownership relationships. He has a keen commercial sense and great understanding of public administrative relationships. Alain regurarly teaches and is author of Huurrecht, a professional handbook on tenancy law.