Mr. Araiza is the Managing Director of the retail group and has been a key leader in the firm’s acquisition and development of approximately 125 assets with a market cap of $1B throughout the country. As one of the founding members of the retail group, Mr. Araiza has overseen the team’s growth and secured key retailer relationships. Mr. Araiza has been vital in expanding the firm’s asset base in key markets throughout the country and has established a network of brokers and retailers that are critical for the firm’s success.
Mr. Araiza has been in the industry for over 10 years having started as a development associate for a mall developer in Ft Worth. He joined Vista Property Company in 2007 where he led the leasing and development team to reposition a handful of shopping centers throughout Texas over the course of 4 years.
Mr. Araiza received a double major in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University. He currently serves on the board at St. Mary of Carmel and was the founder of the Young Alumni Association at Jesuit several years ago.