Our Team

Leadership Team

Construction

Jason Leewe

Project Manager

Kelly Hollister

Office Manager

Chaim Golish

Assistant Project Manager

Management

Maranda Fleet

Community Manager

Erin Carney

Community Manager

Renae Marquis

Leasing Manager
Founder and CEO, owns and manages properties, vendor process administration

Israel Rabinowitz

CEO

Israel Rabinowitz, a principal founder of Axela Development Group, is a seasoned
real estate investor and manager with over 30 years’ experience. Under his guidance Axela was propelled to new heights of success, expanding its holdings to include multi-family properties, commercial properties, and many other real estate ventures.

Mr. Rabinowitz currently owns property throughout the tri-state area. He is responsible for managing their day to day operations, as well as coordinating and overseeing multiple construction and redevelopment projects within his portfolio. He is an expert in construction management, vendor process administration, discovering new real estate investment opportunities and analyzing their viability. A master in real estate, Israel has succeeded in the industry for over three decades withstanding its many ups-and-downs and changes.

Mr. Rabinowitz’s vast experience has molded a diverse and intricate set of skills to support and build growth and success throughout Axela’s portfolios.

Yitz Rabinowitz

Vice President

Yitz Rabinowitz, Vice President of the Axela Group, possesses a wealth of business acumen, analytical insight and revenue-sourcing expertise, and is credited with taking Alexa Group from a start-up to a fast growing national construction, development and management firm. Leveraging his guiding principles of accountability, adaptability and integrity, and by establishing solid investor partnerships, Yitz has driven the company’s growth to $100M in construction projects across the country—including Illinois, Michigan, Georgia, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York—in less than a decade.

With the goal of increasing operational efficiency as well as profit, Yitz has spearheaded the company’s expansion to include property management.

As a result, the company’s portfolio now includes ownership and management of close to 1,000 residential units and commercial assets over 1 million square ft, a combined property value in excess of $100 Million By offering potential investors real-time operation metrics and construction/renovation costs based on Axela’s owned and managed portfolio, Yitz aids investors to identify profitable opportunities and meet their financial goals.

Focused on continuous growth, Yitz has recently piloted the project of self-storage conversions, overseeing facilities’ renovations affecting thousands of square feet of warehouse space.

Vicky King

Director of operations - management

Since joining Axela in 2018, Vicky has thrived in a number of roles within the company. After showing a strong sense of dedication and drive for excellence, Vicky was named Director of Operations with a particular emphasis on providing strategic and operational direction to the team, relationship management and marketing with the end goal of minimizing costs and increasing value.

Coining the term “all-rounder,” she believes in cross-functional team training to improve efficiency and communication. She holds integrity, mutual respect and collaboration in the highest regard with the understanding that our company’s shared knowledge is one of our strongest tools.

Outside of work, Vicky enjoys spending her time with her husband, as well as her younger siblings and her dogs.

Mark Shteierman

Director of Operations - Construction

Mark Shteierman joined Axela Construction in 2018 and serves as our director of operations for construction. Mark works with our clients during every stage of their project, supporting and assisting in any way they need.

From the first consultation, Mark will ensure that he completely understands our clients’ vision – his “client-first” perspective perfectly reflects Axea’s core values! Once Axela is awarded a job, also known as “securing the bag,” Mark will ensure the right subcontractors are in place for each trade. This ensures that the job is completed on time and within the budget range.

Throughout the project, he provides clients with regular updates, assuring the project is completed in accordance with the client’s original vision and budget.

Outside of the office, Mark enjoys spending time with family, playing football and traveling.

Craig Linda

Executive Project Manager

Craig Linda is Axela Construction’s executive project manager. He oversees and coordinates projects across the nation. He is focused on customer service, ensuring the success of each project with our customers’ budgets in mind.

He holds a wide range of experience specializing in corporate interiors, healthcare facilities and other commercial construction out-fits through the US. Craig has over 10 years of experience and a BSBA from Post University.

In his spare time, Craig enjoys playing softball, basketball and flag football with friends and others in his local community. He also enjoys spending time with his family.

Yvette Simard

Project Manager

Yvette Simard holds over 30 years of experience in construction project management. Her focus on collaboration and mutual respect reflects Axela Group’s core values, bringing out the best in each key player and guaranteeing the success of each project.

Yvette ensures projects are completed both on time and well within the customer’s budget range – a value at the core of Axela Group. With Yvette’s wealth of experience and ability to effectively guide and coordinate between all parties involved, owners can rest assured that their projects will be completed to nothing less than perfection.

Yvette currently manages the construction of Pleasantview Estates, a 12 building apartment community in Griswold, CT.

Outside of the office, Yvette enjoys spending time with her family and keeping up with New England sports!

Hugo DelRosso

Financial Administrator

Hugo DelRosso began his journey with Axela Group as an intern in 2019 and was named Controller within his first year. He was born in Connecticut and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

A master of time management, Hugo oversees all aspects of accounting and finance for Axela’s twenty six companies. He works closely with Axela’s managers to ensure accuracy and compliance with the company’s best practices. In addition to managing Group-wide finances, Hugo also guides the financial decisions of the company by monitoring the enforcement of policies and procedures.

Hugo is an avid sports fan – in his free time, you can find him checking scores for his beloved Boston teams as well as minute to minute updates of his fantasy roster. He also enjoys cooking for friends and spending time at his local gym.

Avi Newman

Property Manager

Avi plays a key role at Axela Group, managing a large number of both commercial and residential properties throughout the nation.

Along with maintaining each property, Avi fills our buildings and keeps them full! Originally from Baltimore, Avi knows how difficult moving can be. He provides all of our tenants with the most seamless and stress free move-ins as possible.

Avi thrives in all aspects of tenant management. He is customer oriented, balancing his time between focusing on capital improvement projects and attending to tenants.

Outside of the office, Avi enjoys spending time with family and friends, in addition to travelling and playing a wide range of sports.