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José Antonio Diez de Bonilla Martinez focuses his practice on real estate matters, with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and development transactions across various industries, including hospitality and retail. His experience spans the negotiation, documentation and closing of the sale, purchase, financing, construction, development and operation of residential, commercial, mixed use, industrial and resort projects, including hotels, golf courses and marinas, among others.

Diez de Bonilla Martinez has been recognized by several publications, including Chambers & Partners. In 2018, he was recognized in real estate by Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, and Latinvex.


  • Project financing and development
  • Investment management
  • Mergers and acquisitions



  • Representation of Hyatt Hotels Corporation in the acquisition of Hotel Nikko Mexico City, as well as several joint venture, development and hotel management agreements for the ownership, development and operation of hotels and resorts across several destinations in Mexico, including Mexico City, Los Cabos, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Ciudad del Carmen, Celaya, La Paz and Tijuana.°
  • Representation of major hotel brands, including Accor and The Sol Group, in the negotiation of hotel management agreements and ancillary agreements for hotels and resorts across Mexico.°
  • Representation of developers Grupo Questro, Great Wolf and RLH in the acquisition and development of various hotel and resort projects, including golf courses, waterparks and marinas, among others across several destinations in Mexico, including Los Cabos, Cancun, Riviera Nayarit and Costa Alegre in Jalisco.°
  • Representation of various residential developers, including Grupo Lar, in connection with the acquisition, development and sale of residential projects.°
  • Representation of major multifamily developers, including Greystar and MetroBuildings, in connection with the acquisition, development and operation of apartments for rental projects.°
  • Representation of office and mixed use developers, including Desarrolladora del Parque, in connection with the acquisition, development, sale and operation of real estate projects.°

° The above representations were handled by Mr. Diez de Bonilla Martínez prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.


  • Listed, Chambers Latin America, "Real Estate – Mexico," 2013-2023
  • Listed, Best Lawyers, “Best Lawyers in Mexico,” 2021-2022 
  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America Guide, "Leading Lawyers - Latin America: Mexico – Real Estate," 2021-2022
  • Listed, Latin Lawyer, "Latin Lawyer 250 - Practice Recognition"
    • Banking & Finance, 2020 and 2022
    • Corporate and M&A, 2020 and 2022
    • Real Estate & Tourism, 2022
  • Listed,  Project Finance and Development Practice, Best Lawyers Mexico, 2015-2019
  • Listed, “Who's Who Legal – Mexico,” Law Business Research Ltd., 2017
  • Selected, Woodward/White, Inc. – Project Finance and Development, Best Lawyers Mexico, 2015-16
  • Selected, Real Estate, Latin Lawyer 250, Law Business Research Ltd., 2016
  • Member, Urban Land Institute, Mexico Division
    • Former Chair, Legislative Council
  • Founding Member, Rental Housing Association (ANVER)


  • 法務博士, Universidad Panamericana
  • Diploma, Corporate Law, Universidad Panamericana
  • Diploma, U.S. Legal System, Universidad Panamericana
  • Mexico
  • Spanish
  • English