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    Ariën is a partner in the Real Estate team. He is a highly experienced specialist in commercial property, property (portfolio) transactions and specialist in commercial property, and project financing transactions. Ariën advises private equity and other investors, funds, finance institutions, local and regional authorities and large and mid-sized businesses on commercial property transactions, restructurings, auctions, voluntary sell-downs, bricks through shares and property loan portfolio sales.

    Driven. Enthusiastic. Focused.

    Ariën advises on commercial property and financing transactions and advises and assists private equity firms, banks, businesses, local and regional authorities and governments on property (financing) matters. He also advises on restructuring and foreclosure scenarios.

    He completed the Grotius specialisation programme in Property Law and is a board member of the Association of Notarial Registered Property Specialists.

    Experience

    Ahold
    Counsel to Ahold for all their real estate related transaction and advisory work (retail, commercial, logistic).

    M7
    Counsel to M7 for all their real estate acquisitions, sales and related advisory work (light industrial, office, retail, NPL, DPO).

    Cromwell (Valad)
    Counsel to Cromwell for real estate related acquisitions and sales (office).

    Goldman Sachs
    Advising Goldman Sachs on various sell downs and restructuring related advice following the acquisition of a large NPL portfolio (different asset classes).

    TPG/Patron Merin
    Counsel to TPG/Patron, advising on tax, acuiqisions and sales as well as the complete refinancing of Merin’s real estate portfolio (office).

    Angelo Gordon
    Advising Angelo Gordon on real estate acquisitions and related tax advice (office).

    Oaktree
    Advising Oaktree in connection with real estate investments in the Netherlands (office).

    Greenoak
    Counsel to Greenoak (equity and loans teams) in connection with real estate acquisitions and Greenoaks loan fund activities in the Netherlands.

    Gramercy
    Advising Gramercy in connection with real estate acquisitions in the Netherlands (office, light industrial).

    Cording
    Counsel to Cording for their real estate acquisitions, sales and related advisory work (office)

    Kildare
    Advising Kildare on a number of property and NPL related transaction work in the Netherlands.

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