About Simon

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE: SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. Our portfolio includes assets of national and international renown - proven assets that are the preferred location for retailers.

In addition to our high quality properties, Simon is also known for our strong balance sheet, a long-tenured and well-respected senior management team, and our innovative spirit, as reflected in a 50 + year history of successful retail real estate development, management, and leasing. Simon was named Fortune’s Most Admired Real Estate Company six times in the last decade. Over the last two decades, we have experienced an explosion of growth and innovation unprecedented in the industry and we look forward to Simon's future.

Why Simon

  • Largest U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
  • Named Fortune's Most Admired Real Estate Company again in March 2015 - now 6 times in the last decade.
  • 50 year history of successful retail real estate development, leasing and management in the U.S.
  • Industry leader producing historical growth through opportunistic acquisitions and property development and redevelopment.
  • #1 CEO in real estate industry by Institutional Investor, five consecutive years
  • Simon Property Group employees are more valuable than those at any other S&P 100 company when measure by equity market value per employee (Bloomberg News 8/15/2012).
  • More Properties. More Shoppers. More Business. We currently own or have an interest in more than 200 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia. We have a diverse portfolio mix fueling growth in key markets and platforms.
  • Commitment to Sustainability. Recognized as the leading retail real estate company in North America for sustainability practices by The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB); ranked #1 among fifteen U.S. retail real estatepeers in GRESB’s 2014 Report
  • Industry Innovator. Simon has influenced the growth and direction of the industry since 1960: First to combine entertainment and retail to create "shopping destinations," first to use the "mall as a marketing medium" and first U.S. based mall company to expand internationally through investments.
  • First to form Corporate Venture Group (2014) making strategic investements in the future of retail. We're bringing the shopping experience to a whole new level, and shifting an industry while we're at it.

Responsible Citizenship

Simon Youth Foundation

Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) is a national nonprofit organization founded by Simon executives in 1998 to help at-risk students stay in school. It is Simon’s “charity of choice.” Primarily located in Simon Malls, Simon Youth Academies offer flexible arrangements for struggling students.

SYF maintains a 90% graduation rate at is academies and since its inception, has graduated more than 12,000 students and awarded more than $12 million in scholarships. Each year, Simon Youth Scholarships program also awards scholarships to high school students in every community that is home to a Simon Mall.

SYF organizes several events throughout the year for employees to participate in fund-raising. In 2014 alone, over $500,000 was raised by Simon employees, helping 528 students graduate from high school.

Ignite Hope. Watch it Grow.


Simon has a longtime commitment to sustainability and has been widely recognized as a leader in the industry. At Simon, Sustainability is a business approach that embraces opportunities and minimizes risks in three key areas:

  • Economic sustainability: ensuring that our assets are used in a more productive fashion which will promote the continued longevity of the business.
  • Environmental sustainability: ensuring that our actions do not have a negative impact on the environment.
  • Social sustainability: ensuring that our interactions with the communities that we serve facilitate an improved quality of life for its citizens.

For over a decade, Simon has demonstrated leadership in sustainability. We have implemented sustainability objectives across our property portfolio that have resulted in global recognition by CDP and Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark. We are committed to implementing sustainability initiatives across our portfolio of properties.

First & Best in Class

Simon is recognized as an Industry Innovator. We have influenced growth and direction since 1960, pioneering innovative, game-changing concepts across the retail real estate industry. From our humble beginnings managing one strip center to today’s global portfolio of over 200 properties, one constant has remained: the desire to be First and Best in Class.

First U.S. based mall company to expand internationally in 1998

Pioneered combination of entertainment and retail to create "shopping destinations"

First to use "mall as a marketing medium" through Simon Brand Ventures in 1997

Leader in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

First REIT named to the S&P 100 Index

First mall operator to launch its own venture arm, Simon Venture Group, in 2014

Simon Employee Rocky McMurtray Simon Employee Rocky McMurtray
"I truly enjoy working at Simon because no two days are the same. I feel my contributions to this company are appreciated by the Leadership."

Rocky, Regional Vice President of Leasing
Simon Employee Mona Benisi Simon Employee Mona Benisi
"I love working at Simon because they take the topic of Sustainability really seriously, and just given the size of the company, any initiative we implement can have a major impact."

Mona, Senior Director of Sustainability
Simon Employee Nick Strause Simon Employee Nick Strause
"The culture is great. It is truly an energetic and dynamic work environment each day I walk into my mall."

Nick, Mall Manager
Simon Employee Chidi Achara Simon Employee Chidi Achara
"Working at Simon is a great opportunity for somebody who has a vision, who wants to work hard, and who wants to be a part of a success story."

Chidi, Senior Vice President Global Creative Director