Speaker profile


Job TitleCo-CEO

Company NameThor Urbana


Mr. Arakanji supervises the acquisition, leasing, management and repositioning of the company’s assets, as well as the sourcing and evaluation of real estate projects that currently represent a total investment of more than US$1.5 billion. Under his managemnt, Thor Urbana has achieved a portfolio of more than 300,000 square meters of GLA in operation and development in the main cities and tourist destinations of the country. Mr. Arakanji has been a key player in the company’s growth and institutionalization, enabling it to grow at an accelerated pace over the last five years without losing sight of its aim to develop the best projects in the best locations. In addition, Mr. Arakanji’s operating experience and business vision has allowed Thor Urbana to take advantage of business opportunities and optimize asset management, minimizing risk and maximizing returns for its investors and partners. Previously, as part of Thor Equities, Mr. Arakanji initiated and led the company’s expansion in Mexico in 2006 and was responsible for the origination, execution and management of various premier commercial real estate acquisitions in Mexico City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Boston University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia Business School in New York. He is a member of several industry associations, such as: Asociación de Desarrolladores Inmobiliarios, ICSC, Cámara de la Propiedad Inmobiliaria, and ULI, among others.


About Thor Urbana

Thor Urbana is a leading real estate investment and development company based in Mexico City aimed to capitalize on Mexico´s strong economic growth and real estate fundamentals.

Through a vertically integrated platform, the firm creates value for its investors through the sourcing, acquiring, developing, repositioning, leasing, managing and disposing of uniquely located, underperforming or vacant retail, hotel and mixed-used assets in Mexico´s main urban markets and top tourist destinations. The depth and reach of the company´s sponsors and experienced management team, together with key relationships developed over decades of active real estate development and investment throughout Mexico and the U.S., uniquely positions Thor Urbana in Mexico’s growing opportunistic and value-add commercial real estate arena.

Passion and persistence are the foundations that have led Thor Urbana to build an avant-garde company aimed to stay ahead of its competition and always attentive to the needs of an increasingly demanding and sophisticated society. Its credibility, local market knowledge, and talented team that blends global vision with a focus on an underserved niche with high demand are fundamental parts of the company´s success.

Thor Urbana is currently developing over 10 million square feet across the country in key high-growth markets such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Playa del Carmen, Merida, Metepec, Los Cabos, Tijuana, San Luis Potosí, among others. 

Conference Sessions


    14-Nov-2018, 17:30 - 18:30, Conference Room 2

    Retail market overview, latest/upcoming projects & industry key figures Source the right partner & find the best strategy to penetrate the market Spot the b...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Theme
        Shopping the World
      2. Event Type
        • Panel session

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