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Tony Centurion has experience in structuring, negotiating, and drafting real estate and financing transactions, for both local and cross-border investors. His experience spans from the creation of investment and management vehicles to the financing and acquisition of portfolios and assets of diverse classes, including residential, industrial, retail, and hospitality, both in Mexico and in the United States.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a French International banking group in a structured revolving loan to finance the first purchase of assets – 11 oil and gas pipelines – in terms of the energy reform in Mexico by KKR to Pemex (USD$530M).°
  • Represented a group of banks, in connection with the refinancing of a senior loan in for the development, construction and operation of a gas pipeline with a diameter of 42” and an approximate extension of 454 km known as “Ramones Norte” in favor TAG Norte Holding and TAG Pipelines Norte (USD$364.98M).°
  • Represented a publicly traded company that manufactures solar PV modules and runs large scale solar projects in the development and financing of the photovoltaic project “Aguascalientes I”, which was awarded an electricity coverage contract in the first long-term auction offered by CENACE (USD$50M). °
  • Represented a real estate developer and a family office in structuring diverse investment vehicles in Mexico for the financing, investment and development of real estate projects, including a premium mixed-use real estate development “Punta Campanario”, covering an area of 87,141 m2, supported by a real estate master investment agreement (a novel investment and financing mechanism in the Mexican market) (2016).°
  • Represented a Japanese foreign exchange bank, Mexican Financial Institution, Spanish multinational financial services company, Japanese Multinational banking in the structured financing for the construction by subsidiary that participates in petroleum industry activities of the 2nd largest natural gas pipeline in Mexico, the “Samalayuca- Sasabe” (USD$534M) (2016-2017).°
  • Represented a construction company in a corporate bond offering for the repayment of its outstanding loans and the development of its retail portfolio (MXN$5B) (2017).°
  • Represented a private equity real estate investment firm in structuring 3 CKDs (Structured Equity Securities) raising and deploying USD$12B in real estate assets across Mexico (2015-2018).°
  • Represented an international financial institution in a USD$1.5B credit facilities granted in favor of Industrial Business complex for improvements of diverse retail assets located in Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua ((2017-2018).°
  • Represented a real estate developer in structuring 8 investment vehicles, including the issuance of MXN $1B CERPI in the Mexican Institutional Stock Exchange (BIVA), for the financing and development of important projects, including the relevant construction and operation agreements, with a total mixed-use GLA of circa 450,000 m2 (MXN$10.5B) (2015-2021).°
  • Represented a Canadian social security system and real estate company in the negotiation of the financing facilities, PSA and development agreement for the purchase and construction of a mixed-use project commercially known as “Desarrollo Puerta Bosques”, in Mexico City, consisting of 455 residential units and comprising a total surface of 49,959 m2 (MXN$2.5B) (2017-2018).°
  • Represented an electricity company , as borrower, in the refinancing of a USD$1.5B loan sponsored by a group of several international banks (2019-2020).°
  • Represented a subsidiary of Peruvian precious metal miner as borrower, in the refinancing of its short- and long-term facilities for USD$800M sponsored by Financial and banking institutions , (2019-2020).°
  • Represented a real estate developer company in the negotiation of the financing of a senior facility and PSA for the acquisition of its first industrial portfolio comprising 31 industrial parks, located in the State of Mexico for (MXN$3.5B) (2021).°
  • Advised a family office and real estate development in structuring and negotiating the acquisition and financing of a residential building commercially known as “Magno Parques Polanco”, located in Mexico City for (MXN$1.3B) (2022).°
  • Advised global real estate company and a diversity private equity fund in structuring and negotiating the acquisition of industrial facilities comprising 543 acres, located in Guanajuato, Hidalgo and the State of Mexico for (MXN$2B) (2022).°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Centurion prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Oxford’s Fintech and LegalTech Society, 2019
  • Co-founder, Fundación Compromiso Hoy, an NGO that supports marginalized communities in Mexico, 2014-2018

Credentials

Education
  • MSc, Law and Finance, University of Oxford, 2019
  • Law Degree, Ranked top of class, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2014
Admissions
  • Mexico
Languages
  • Spanish, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • Italian, Conversational