Revealed: How Antonio Chedraui Obeso controlled $11.95 million Miami-area penthouse

Grupo Chedraui co-founding director Antonio Chedraui Obeso was the president of a Delaware corporation, Oceana Apartments, Inc., that owned an oceanside condominium in the exclusive Bal Harbour area next to Miami Beach, Florida.

Delaware does not usually require companies to publicly reveal ownership information so ChedrauiLeaks was unable to document the shareholders of Oceana Apartments, Inc. However, public records in Miami do show that Antonio Chedraui Obeso controlled Oceana Apartments, Inc. at the same time Oceana Apartments, Inc. obtained a $4 million loan from JPMorgan Chase bank, on May 12, 2017.

The following is a timeline of the public records ChedrauiLeaks was able to find that we believe are relevant to the luxury penthouse condominium owned by Oceana Apartments, Inc. in Bal Harbour, Florida.

December 6, 2016 – Oceana Miami, SA de CV

Jose Antonio Chedraui Obeso and his wife Angela Eguia Sariego formed Oceana Miami, SA de CV on December 6, 2016 (see below). Oceana Miami, SA de CV’s legal domicile was Mexico City and its business purpose was to conduct real estate transactions according to the Mexico City companies registry.

ChedrauiLeaks is unable to find any evidence of Oceana Miami, SA de CV having played any role in relation to Oceana Apartments, Inc. or the condo unit owned by Oceana Apartments, Inc. outside Miami Florida.

The founding comisario for Oceana Miami, SA de CV was Jose de Jesus Barrera Salinas, who held an indirect ownership stake in Alfredo Chedraui Obeso’s yacht Tsumat through another Mexican company, Trayectos del Mar, SA de CV, which ChedrauiLeaks previously profiled. Jose de Jesus Barrera Salinas was also the founding comisario for a number of other Chedraui family companies previously profiled on ChedrauiLeaks: Hípico Coapexpan, SA de CV, Atención y Servicios Turísticos, SA de CV, Supervisión y Mantenimiento de Inmuebles, SA de CV, Centro Gasolinero Animas, SA de CV, and Telas Chedraui, SA de CV.

Carlos Cataño Muro Sandoval was the founding notary for Oceana Miami, SA de CV. ChedrauiLeaks previously published that Carlos Cataño Muro Sandoval and his wife, Nohemi Dalia Arcos Arciaga, were the first Mexican elites publicly known to have bought a Trump Tower condominium since Donald Trump became president of the United States.

December 23, 2016 – Oceana Apartments, Inc.

Oceana Apartments, Inc. was incorporated on December 23, 2016 in Delaware by Robert P. Friedman, Esq. No ownership information was included in the Certificate of Incorporation publicly available from Delaware for Oceana Apartments, Inc.

February 2017 – Unit PH 2702 South at Oceana Bal Harbour

According to a deed dated February 6, 2017, Oceana Apartments, Inc. purchased Unit PH 2702 South of the Oceana Bal Harbour Condominium at 10201 Collins Avenue in exclusive Bal Harbour next to Miami Beach, Florida, for at least $11,950,000, according to the transfer tax listed on the deed. On March 28, 2017, the purchase deed was refiled in Miami-Dade County with a higher transfer tax, showing a $12,222,000 purchase price with no explanation of the change. ChedrauiLeaks was unable to find any loans recorded with Miami-Dade County for the purchase, so we believe that the purchase was what is known as a “cash purchase.”

May 12, 2017 – $4,000,000 Loan

Oceana Apartments, Inc. borrowed $4,000,000 on May 12, 2017 from JPMorgan Chase Bank secured by Unit PH 2702 South at 10201 Collins Avenue. Antonio Chedraui Obeso signed a statement under penalty of perjury that he was president of Oceana Apartments, Inc. on the same day (May 12, 2017). Antonio Chedraui Obeso also signed the mortgage for the $4,000,000 loan as the President of Oceana Apartments, Inc. (See below.)

February 26, 2019 – Mortgage satisfied

JP Morgan Chase Bank acknowledged the “full payment and satisfaction” of the $4,000,000 mortgage that Oceana Apartments, Inc. had obtained in May 2017 according to a Satisfaction of Mortgage signed February 26, 2019.

The return address printed on JPMorgan Chase Bank’s release of the mortgage identified “Lomas de ChapultepecCiudad de Mexico 11000” in Mexico City for Oceana Apartments, Inc. but without a street address (see below).

ChedrauiLeaks was unable to find any public records showing any other loans involving Oceana Apartments, Inc. in Miami-Dade County.