Areas of Expertise

acquiring, structuring and marketing commercial real estate, property development


Erwin is active in the field of commercial real estate law

He specializes in the entire process of acquiring, structuring and marketing commercial real estate assets and portfolios for a wide range of national and international parties. This includes activities such as organizing tender sales, vesting mortgage securities and performing investigations on the legal status of real estate properties. Due to his unique position as a notary, Erwin is able to assist with a letter of intent in the initial phase of a transaction up to and including the eventual legal transfer of title by execution of the mandatory deed in notarial format. In such matters he can act as a party-advisor, or as an impartial notary.

Next to transactions, Erwin also focusses on projects with regard to property development, in which he assists with all types of contracts between property owners, developers, contractors, financiers, lessees and governmental institutions.

Erwin has gained specific experience and expertise in a variety of sectors, such as Energy, Hospitality & Leisure and Financial Services.

He also has extensive experience in the Aviation sector and can assist with registrations of aircraft at the Civil Aviation Authority and the Property Register for the Netherlands.


Erwin graduated in Notarial Law from Groningen University in September 2005 and completed his Notarial Professional Education in January 2009, which fully certifies him to act as a substitute of a civil law notary.

In 2014 Erwin completed the Executive Education ‘Area and Property Development’, part of the Master of Science in Real Estate at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.

Other information

Erwin started his career at DLA Piper in 2005, where he obtained experience in both the national and international corporate law section as well as the real estate section. In 2013 he joined CMS to further specialize in real estate law. Erwin is affiliated with VBC Notarissen since September 2017 and is the principal contact for commercial real estate matters in the Amsterdam office.

Erwin is a member of the Association of Notarial Specialists in Real Estate and is an active member of the Association of the Notaries in Amsterdam.