History and Leadership

the axial grupo difference

Axial Grupo began in 1984 and has successfully developed over 40 properties. Over the last 35 years, we’ve accumulated a wealth of knowledge in the local real estate market, maintained ownership of more than half of the buildings we’ve developed and cultivated relationships with a number of local and international brands. Our team recognizes that each client requires unique accommodations and we’re prepared to develop creative solutions for each one. We build to suit and modify existing properties while staying within budget and on schedule.

 

axial grupo leadership

 

After 35 years in the industry, the expertise of our team is unmatched. We take great pride in maintaining relationships with our clients and providing them with diverse real estate options.

Juan Alvarez-Gottwald

Juan Alvarez-Gottwald

President


University of Rhode Island, University of the Americas

36 years with the company; Economics and Business Administration

In early 1984, after spending 15 years in Mexico City and New York working as an executive manager in the consumer products industry in marketing & management, Juan followed his entrepreneurial impulse and founded Inmobiliaria Axial, S.A de C.V.

Following a lean corporate structure and emphasizing productivity and results, Axial has grown substantially by reinvesting profits to establish an impressive portfolio. Over the last 35 years, Juan has led the company to grow in asset value at an annual rate that exceeds 50%. With a lifetime of experience and high-quality judgement, Juan continues to lead the company based on his values of commitment, perseverance, and integrity.

Fernando C. Castaneda

Fernando C. Castaneda

CFO

Master in Business Administration and Finance, UTEP
B.S. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, ITESM

Fernando joined Axial in April 2020, bringing 29 years of experience in top management positions in multi-national companies of diverse industrial, commercial and financial realms such as Merrill Lynch, Sony, Lear, Delco Electronics and Condumex, as well as an independent entrepreneur, to continue the proven track record of the Company and to develop and materialize diverse expansion and growth projects in those areas in which it has flourished, as well as in new and exciting fields.

Alicia Parra Ontiveros


Alicia Parra Ontiveros


Chief Operations Officer


33 years with the company; Real Estate and Legal

With over 30 years of experience in real estate, Alicia has become an integral part of the company, tactfully managing a variety of duties in the company including project management, negotiations, business analysis, and customer/merchant interactions. With an incredible memory and a meticulous understanding of the company’s work, Alicia has a thoughtful answer to nearly any question regarding the company. Furthermore, Alicia is deeply involved in Axial’s legal work, including managing property licenses and government permits.

Luz Elena Fonseca


Luz Elena Fonseca


General Accountant


7 years with the company; Bookkeeping & Accounting

As a Certified Public Accountant for the past 10 years, Luz Elena has worked in bookkeeping since her time as student, and continues to manage Axial Grupo and its affiliate companies’ financials. In addition to bookkeeping, Luz Elena is responsible for Axial Grupo’s financial analytics and compliance with fiscal regulations.

Francisco Niño Castro

Francisco Niño Castro

Construction Manager

23 years with the company; Construction & Engineering

For the first 7 years of his career, Francisco worked for a company contracted by the Mexican Federal Government to design and construct large infrastructural projects in Gomez Palacio Durango. Having spent the past 22 years as our Head Engineer, Francisco is primarily responsible for overseeing all construction projects and organizing his team of contractors, and continues to develop a variety of impressive industrial and commercial properties in Cd. Juarez. Now, as one of the key members of our management team, Francisco offers not only his vast technical experience, but also insight, leadership, and innovation.

Ivonne Vega

Ivonne Vega

Office Assistant

2 years with the company

Ivonne is Axial Grupo’s newest management team member, participating in the coordination of all subcontractor work. Along with managing subcontractors to ensure timely progress of projects, Ivonne is also responsible for keeping track of our flow of resources to and from our construction sites. Within the Axial Business Center, Ivonne also manages general office organization and is highly involved in communications.