Alejandro Trujillo is a partner at Galicia Abogados and head of the real estate practice group since October 2015. In the 10 years prior to Galicia Abogados, Mr Trujillo held various legal positions at GE Capital Real Estate, including general counsel for the company’s real estate equity and financing businesses in Mexico. He was previously a senior associate at Martinez, Algaba, De Haro, Curiel & Galvan-Duque SC in both its Mexico City and Monterrey offices, and also a foreign associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in New York City. He studied law at Universidad Panamericana and has a Global MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management/ITESM.
Mr Trujillo was responsible for the legal operation of a GE $5 billion commercial real estate business in Mexico, where he led legal and cross-functional local and international teams in the structuring, negotiation, and closing of commercial real estate transactions, including lending, restructures, syndications, loan portfolio acquisitions, equity investments, SPV and JV incorporation, asset dispositions and acquisitions, as well as defining the legal strategy for real estate-related litigation.
Among other important transactions that Mr Trujillo structured, negotiated and closed during his tenure at GE, are the startup in 2006 of GE’s new equity business in Mexico (Intramerica Real Estate Group), after the acquisition from Finsa of a US$460 million industrial portfolio; the US$352 million purchase in 2007 by GE of Intermex’s industrial assets; the US$100 million GE-Vesta joint venture in 2007 to build Bombardier’s Aeronautical Industrial Park in Queretaro; a GE $800 million loan restructure and assumption by FibraUNO from the acquisition of commercial buildings owned by Gicsa; GE’s asset sale in 2012 of its $830 million industrial portfolio to FIBRA Macquarie, including a $735 acquisition facility granted by GE; the US$100 million sale by Eurohypo to GE in 2012 of five commercial real estate loans; and the sale in August 2015 to Blackstone of GE’s $3.7 billion commercial real estate loan portfolio in Mexico with a US$3 billion seller financing also provided by GE to Blackstone.