Mr. David E. Simon
David E. Simon is the Chief Executive Officer of Simon Property Group, Inc., a publicly traded real estate company engaged primarily in the ownership, development, management, leasing, acquisition and expansion of income-producing retail properties. Simon Property Group was founded by his father, Melvin M. Simon. David Simon holds a BS from Indiana University and an MBA. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Simon established this scholarship in memory of his father, Melvin M. Simon, Baruch Class of ’49, MBA ’83. Mel Simon earned an accounting degree in 1949 from City College in New York and later an MBA focusing on real estate. After being stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison in the 1950s, he moved to nearby Indianapolis, Indiana after his service. In 1960, he and younger brother Herbert got into the real estate business forming Melvin Simons & Associates. They developed strip malls containing a pharmacy or grocery store into major shopping malls. Their pinnacle of their projects was in 1992 when they opened the Mall of America near Minneapolis. He was also the owner of the Indiana Pacers.
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