Top Simon exec exiting company

David Contis, Simon Property Group’s president of mall operations, is resigning from the Indianapolis-based retail real estate giant to “spend more time with his family,” the firm said in an SEC filing.

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David Simon: Sky-is-falling perception ‘ridiculous’

A Wall Street analyst said turnover among retailers actually creates opportunity for Simon Property Group—enabling it to replace underperforming department stores with an eclectic mix of restaurants, movie theaters and other entertainment venues that pay higher rent and boost customer traffic.

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