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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.


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



  • Assisting W.P. Carey in various triple-net sale and lease-back transactions°
  • Assisting Perial in multiple acquisitions of real estate assets and portfolio’s°
  • Assisting First Sponsor Group on various acquisitions of real estate assets and portfolio’s, including the acquisition of QBN (Bilderberg hotel group) and the Rotterdam Weena Hilton°
  • Assisting Union Investment in multiple acquisitions and divestments of real estate assets°
  • Assisting Gilead/Kite in the development of a laboratory facility°
  • Assisting Jansen Biologics in the development of a laboratory facility°
  • Assisting Necstgen/LUMC in the development of a laboratory facility°
  • Assisting Tritax in the acquisition of a logistic asset°
  • Assisting Propertize in the divestment of various real estate assets°
  • Representing a Dutch premier league football club in litigation relating to the lease of the soccer stadium°
  • Representing AM in various litigations against municipalities in relation to disputes relating to complex project development projects°
  • Assisting Yondr in the development of a data warehouse project in the Schiphol area°
  • Assisting InterGlobe in the acquisition of the Schiphol Sheraton hotel°
  • Assisting MotelOne in the acquisition and lease of various hotels°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. van Dijk prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • 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

  • Team Member, a Law360 “Hospitality Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Listed, Chambers Europe, Band 1, Real Estate-Netherlands, 2020 and 2022
  • Listed, Legal 500 EMEA, Real Estate-Netherlands, 2020 and 2022
    • Leading Individual, Netherlands-Real Estate, 2020 and 2022
    • Industry Focus: Retail-Netherlands, 2020
  • "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