Marcel is a second generation real estate developer with a lineage that dates back nearly 50 years. In 1968, his father and uncle built the first maquiladora plant in Nogales, Mexico by delivering what was then a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for Motorola Inc. Since then, the Dabdoub family has constructed over 1.3 million sq. ft. of industrial and commercial property, which they continue to own and manage for their own account and more than 1,000 residential properties in a wide range of projects throughout Sonora, Mexico and Southern Arizona.
With his active role in the family enterprise, Marcel is an opportunistic investor in a wide range of real estate and operating businesses. He is a force in the revitalization of the central business district in Tucson, AZ, with several high profile historic renovation projects currently underway in the downtown area. Additionally, he directs a controlling interest in a diverse range of unrelated operating businesses including title insurance, automobile finance, and hospitality. Without Marcel’s leadership and the financial commitment from his family, Nexus Private Capital would not be possible.
Marcel was born in Nogales, Arizona, and now resides in Tucson, AZ. He retains dual citizenship in the U.S. and Mexico, and speaks both Spanish and English fluently. He completed a double concentration in finance and international management from Boston University, as well as Juris Doctorate and MBA degrees from the University of Arizona. After school, he joined KB Home as a financial analyst evaluating new and existing residential development projects. Later, Marcel practiced law with a focus on real estate and commercial transactions.
Marcel has a big heart. He is Board President of the Casa Hogar Madre Conchita Girl Orphanage in Nogales, Mexico, and serves on many other boards including Saint Mary’s Hospital, Pima County Real Estate Research Council, the Catholic Tuition Support Organization, and the Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona.