Global Conference 2010
Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group Inc.
David Simon is Chairman and CEO of the Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc., the largest publicly traded real estate company in the United States. The company operates from five retail real estate platforms — regional malls, Premium Outlet centers, The Mills Corp., community/lifestyle centers and international properties — and owns or has an interest in approximately 380 properties in North America, Europe and Asia. Simon joined the organization in 1990 and led the efforts to take Simon Property Group public with a nearly $1 billion IPO. Since being named CEO 1995, he has orchestrated $25 billion in strategic acquisitions. Simon was previously a vice president of Wasserstein Perella & Co., a Wall Street firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts. In early 2010, Harvard Business Review recognized Simon as one of the world′s best-performing CEO′s. He holds a B.S. from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University′s Graduate School of Business.