Jorge Ojeda
CEO
Grupo Aries
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Helping Mexicans Strengthen Their Legacy

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:06

Q: How would you describe the state of the real-estate sector in the country’s northern region?

A: The area has been steadily recovering since the 2008 US financial crisis. Some real-estate associations such as AMPI suggest the market has recovered around 80 percent compared to its level prior to the crisis. I do not believe we have reached the same levels yet, but we have noticed a significant recovery, which I think will continue over the coming years. Therefore, it is an ideal time to invest. 

Q: How does Grupo Aries benefit the Mexican tourism and real-estate sectors?

A: We are a leading real-estate group with a clear business vision. We are creators of a strategic anti-crisis business model that allows any person from any part of the world to construct their dream house in an ideal location, either with ocean views, in a ranch, or in the countryside. Clients can have several desirable payment options, regardless of their financial situation, credit history or income. This model also allows them to strengthen their wealth, with the highest returns and absolute legal certainty. 
Around 80 percent of our clients are Mexicans but live and work in the US and invest in a parcel of land with us. This investment shows yearning for their México lindo y querido (beautiful and loved Mexico) and allows them to build their dream house, either for their retirement, for holidays, as a second home or just as an investment. We guarantee clients an ROI up to 300 percent in a five to 10year time frame. This ROI depends on the global economic conditions but it is delivered through residencies with firstclass amenities and services. In addition, we offer them the possibility to build their dream house with the best architecture, space distribution and the highest quality standards with the help of our contractors, always with attractive payment options. 
Regarding the tourism sector, our successful business and marketing model has managed to attract investors with high level projects to construct world-class hotels in some of our residential areas, along with the construction of luxury malls and high-rise towers to provide exclusivity with the best quality of life. This provides the public with a five-diamond experience, generating a virtuous win-win cycle for all. 

Q: Why did Grupo Aries choose to establish in Baja California and Mazatlan?

A: We chose these locations because we have seen an imminent need for high-level residentials in these locations. We can guarantee clients their dream house with attractive payment options, the highest possible capital returns and absolute legal certainty. We are a company that strongly believes in the value of family and the importance of leaving wealth to our loved ones, which is why we guarantee to all our investors the highest legal certainty through a public or property deed. 
Our destinations in the Baja California peninsula are priced in US dollars because they are sold to Mexicans living in the US, which we attract using our expert and creative promotion strategy on important Hispanic TV networks in the US, such as Univisión and Telemundo. Regarding Mazatlan, this is an international destination with tropical weather, idealic beaches, dining excellence and entertainment options for the entire family. The emblematic road between Durango and Mazatlan offers us good prospects to invest in our beach-side residential. 

Q: What other regions offer interesting business opportunities for Grupo Aries?

A: Part of Grupo Aries’ aim is to implement our anti-crisis business model across the country, so we have developed a national business plan for this. We are a socially inclusive the possibility to build their dream house with the best architecture, space distribution and the highest quality standards with the help of our contractors, always with attractive payment options. 
Regarding the tourism sector, our successful business and marketing model has managed to attract investors with high level projects to construct world-class hotels in some of our residential areas, along with the construction of luxury malls and high-rise towers to provide exclusivity with the best quality of life. This provides the public with a five-diamond experience, generating a virtuous win-win cycle for all. 

Q: Why did Grupo Aries choose to establish in Baja California and Mazatlan?

A: We chose these locations because we have seen an imminent need for high-level residentials in these locations. We can guarantee clients their dream house with attractive payment options, the highest possible capital returns and absolute legal certainty. We are a company that strongly believes in the value of family and the importance of leaving wealth to our loved ones, which is why we guarantee to all our investors the highest legal certainty through a public or property deed. 
Our destinations in the Baja California peninsula are priced in US dollars because they are sold to Mexicans living in the US, which we attract using our expert and creative promotion strategy on important Hispanic TV networks in the US, such as Univisión and Telemundo. Regarding Mazatlan, this is an international destination with tropical weather, idealic beaches, dining excellence and entertainment options for the entire family. The emblematic road between Durango and Mazatlan offers us good prospects to invest in our beach-side residential. 

Q: What other regions offer interesting business opportunities for Grupo Aries?

A: Part of Grupo Aries’ aim is to implement our anti-crisis business model across the country, so we have developed a national business plan for this. We are a socially inclusive company and we want to democratize our product through the entire country, so regardless of their economic situation, any person can have a first-class residential land lot, with great payment options and without interest. Guaranteed! 

Q: Given its anti-crisis business model, how does Grupo Aries protect its portfolio from default?

A: We protect ourselves by retaining the domain of the property, as well as with attractive loyalty programs. However, we do make the physical delivery of the property once the buyer has paid 50 percent of the total value and is up to date in its maintenance fees. Once the buyer pays the property in full, we transfer the domain to them and we provide them with legal assistance so they obtain their public or property deed.

Q: What efforts is the company making to participate in the Mexican Stock Exchange?

A: Indeed, we want to become a public company to attract more capital and boost our business model to achieve our national plan of strengthening the wealth of our families with the highest capital returns and absolute legal certainty in the entire country. 
We are establishing processes to standardize, systematize, professionalize and automate all our processes. This will allow us to offer our client-investors an immediate, efficient response. Becoming a public company will help us to fulfill our desire to become a SOFOM and to deliver the best real-estate, financial and investment products that the market offers. 

Q: In today’s business world, how important is social responsibility for a company?

A: It is essential. There is no truly successful business that is not socially responsible. It is not an option but an obligation we have as human beings and as a company. Social responsibility is an excellent vehicle to generate wealth. It is not a charity business or just giving money away for the sake of giving it away; it is a win-win tool. 
Grupo Aries has a constant, systematic and ordered participation in socially responsible activities, which has made us the first socially inclusive company in Baja California. We have also been formally recognized by the Mexican Center of Philanthropy (CEMEFI), where we will soon have a meeting room called Aries Fortalece Tu Patrimonio at its new philanthropy house in Mexico City. This means that all our investors, in addition to strengthening their patrimony with the highest capital gains, will directly support talent, sports, the environment, education, art and culture, low-income families, handicapped children, as well as people affected by natural disasters like earthquakes and fires. 
In addition to the privilege and satisfaction of helping these causes, this has brought us accreditations, distinctions and  recognitions in Sao Paulo, Paris, Miami, California and obviously in our country. It has positioned us as a business revelation in the country, which in turn empowers us as a Great Place to Work company committed to social inclusion. Our strategy has also helped us to win the preference and trust of our investors and public in general. This is what we call a virtuous win-win circle. We are convinced that with more socially responsible companies in the country, we will have the Mexico we all want: a clean, educated, prepared, honest, productive, conscious and responsible country. It will be a virtuous and winning Mexico. 

Q: In addition to becoming a public company, what are Grupo Aries’ growth expectations for the next two years?

A: We want to develop our megaproject in San Jose del Cabo, which extends over 500ha and will become a city in itself. Ciudad Paraíso, as we call it, will have first-class amenities and services, as well as high-level projects, such as a luxurious high-rise tower, malls and a world-class hotel chain. On the financial side, we want to issue and promote our new credit card Visa Aries Fortalece Tu Patrimonio with attractive benefits for our investors, such as free internet in their residence, life insurance, and the option to terminate the remaining debt in case of the death of the cardholder. 
Other projects include the commercialization of a worldclass vacations concept. In terms of management, we want to continue with the constant and relentless improvement of all our processes according to our ISO 9001-2015 certification. That way, we can guarantee our clients the highest quality standards in their investment or product acquisition.  

Q: What is on Grupo Aries’ wish list for the new presidential administration?

A: We wish a lot of success to our new President. We are a Great Place to Work, committed to social inclusion in the country, and we reassert that we are safe and strategic allies to work toward the Mexico we all want.