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David van Dijk is one of the Netherlands’ most prominent real estate lawyers and heads the Dutch Real Estate Practice. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate, with emphasis on investments, project development, as well as real estate-related litigation. David joined Greenberg Traurig with his team in December 2020 from a leading Dutch firm, where he headed the Real Estate Group. He has more than 20 years of experience handling international real estate matters.

David is ranked in tier 1 by Chambers in the category “Real Estate – The Netherlands” and "highly recommended" for transactional work. He holds a master's degree in Real Estate Investments (MRE) and is also a member of the President's Panel of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Dispute Resolution Services.

David is a member of the RE-STRUC team, a multidisciplinary team within Greenberg Traurig comprising focus areas including real estate, restructuring, including WHOA (“Dutch Restructuring Scheme”), financing, conflict management, alternative dispute resolution, RICS accredited mediation services, regulatory and tax. Please visit our dedicated RE-STRUC page for more information.

David is a member of the Amsterdam Sustainability Desk. The Sustainability Desk is available daily and provides assistance and support for real estate sustainability inquiries in the Netherlands and the EU. Please visit our dedicated Sustainability Desk page for more information.


  • Real estate investments
  • Project development
  • Leasing
  • Sale lease-back
  • Litigation



  • Assisting Tritax EuroBox on its EUR144.26 million acquisition of a prime logistics asset in the Netherlands from Logistics Capital Partners by means of a share deal. The asset is pre-let to a top-four global discount supermarket group.
  • Assisting MEAG Munich on the intended forward funding acquisition of the Strawinskyhuis property via a share deal, which property is currently being refurbished completely.
  • Assisting Tristan Capital Partners on its EUR92 million acquisition of the QO Hotel in Amsterdam’s city centre from Invesco. The previous tenant went bankrupt and the matter involved simultaneous transfers and leases between the client, seller and new tenant.
  • Assisting W.P. Carey in the portfolio acquisition of 14 car dealerships in The Netherlands by means of a sale-and-leaseback.
  • Assisting Union Investment with the acquisition of a distribution centre ‘Project V8 Veghel’ by means of a forward funding deal. The purchase is being made for a logistics special fund launched jointly by Union Investment and GARBE Industrial Real Estate last year.
  • Assisting Patrizia on the sale of three logistic centers in the Netherlands, via the sale of three Luxembourg entities (share deal).
  • Assisting Perial with the acquisition of the real estate development ‘Lichthoven’ in Eindhoven from a subsidiary of AM, part of the Royal BAM Group (a listed company).
  • Assisting IC Campus in respect of its acquisition of a student housing development in Leiden ‘Project LIV’.
  • Assisting EQT on the acquisition of 5 commercial objects from Garbe, also known as the ‘EOS Portfolio’.
  • Assisting AEW with the acquisition of a Grade A logistics development “De President” in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, through a forward funding agreement with developer Minerva Development on behalf of a German separate account investor.
  • Assisting a consortium comprising AT Capital and 3W Real Estate with the acquisition of shopping center Heuvel Eindhoven from CBRE Investment Management.
  • Assisting MEAG in the acquisition of the World Port Center in Rotterdam, which is located on the “Kop van Zuid” peninsula. The building has 35,500 m² of modern office space spread over 32 floors, and a two-story car park offering 507 parking spaces.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal for Taxation and Civil Law, 2006-2017
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal for Real Estate Law, 2005-2008
  • Columnist, Het Financieele Dagblad, 2006-2008

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers Europe, Band 1, Real Estate-Netherlands
  • Listed, Legal 500 EMEA, Real Estate-Netherlands
    • Leading Individual, Netherlands-Real Estate
  • “David van Dijk is a popular choice for advising investors on forward funding acquisitions involving office and logistics assets. His broad practice also encompasses assisting clients with development projects and acting on contentious and non-contentious leasing matters. An interviewee enthuses that David van Dijk is a ‘respected real estate lawyer, who is very quick to understand, and is flexible and creative in finding solutions to complex problems’.” (Chambers, Europe 2022)
  • “David van Dijk is an excellent real estate lawyer and an excellent deal maker” (Legal 500, 2022)
  • “David van Dijk acts on the full range of financing, development and transactional matters, in addition to real estate litigation. One client enthuses: ‘His ability to combine legal excellence with a deep understanding of our business and commercial risk profile really sets him apart’.” (Chambers, Europe 2021)
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Hospitality Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • "David van Dijk is an established practitioner in the market who is lauded by clients as ‘excellent, very knowledgeable in the area of real estate and able to step into the commercial side of transactions well.’ His expertise covers all aspects of property transactions. He joined Greenberg Traurig in December 2020." (Chambers, Europe 2020)
  • "David van Dijk has made an impression on the market with his leadership on major deals." (Chambers, Europe 2011)
  • "Fast, commercial and driven." (Chambers, Europe 2010)
  • Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2010-Present
    • Member, President’s Panel, Dispute Resolution Services, 2017-Present
    • Chair, Netherlands Ethical Advisory Committee, 2010-2014


  • Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator, RICS, 2017
  • Leading Professional Service Firms, Harvard Business School, 2014
  • MRICS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2008
  • MRE, University of Amsterdam, 2002
  • LL.M., Leiden University, 1996
  • The Netherlands
  • Dutch, Native
  • English, Fluent