Simon Announces New Executives
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 7, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG), a
global leader in the retail real estate industry, today announced the addition
of two executives and promotions within its Premium Outlets division.
Chidi Achara has been appointed to a new role as the company's Global Creative
Director, with responsibility for all branding activities, marketing creative
and advertising execution. Achara has experience working with many of the
world's leading brands including Levi's, Dunhill, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hugo
Boss, Salvatore Ferragamo, TAG Heuer, Diesel and Cole Haan. He also founded
and ran the luxury division of the global advertising agency Bartle Bogle
Hegarty (BBH), and is an acclaimed fashion photographer whose clients have
included British Vogue, Alexander McQueen, Pepe and Galeries Lafayette.
Peter Baxter has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Luxury
Leasing, with responsibility for expanding relationships with Simon's best
luxury brands around the world. Most recently, Baxter was with Value Retail in
Europe where he was responsible for leasing and asset management across their
portfolio and directly engaged with many luxury brands. Both Achara and Baxter
are based in New York.
Within the Premium Outlets division, Mark Silvestri has been promoted to Chief
Operating Officer. Silvestri will be involved in all strategic aspects of the
Premium Outlets business and will work closely with Simon's executive team to
drive our growth in the outlet business. Silvestri previously served as
Executive Vice President, Real Estate for Premium Outlets and has been with
Simon Property Group since 1995.
Larry Weinstein, currently Senior Vice President of Leasing, will assume
responsibility for all development leasing for new Premium Outlet Centers and
expansions. Weinstein has been with the company since 2001. Coleen Conklin has
been promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, and will
lead all marketing and communications efforts for the global Premium Outlets
portfolio. Conklin previously served as Vice President of Marketing and has
been with Simon Property Group since 1998
"We have great confidence in the strength of our Premium Outlets team and are
excited to add Chidi and Peter to our company," said David Simon, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of Simon Property Group. "Enhancing our brand,
cultivating existing and new luxury and designer brand relationships and
managing an expanding set of global opportunities in our Premium Outlets
business are all key to our future growth."
About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a leader in
the global retail real estate industry. The Company currently owns or has an
interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America and
Asia comprising approximately 241 million square feet. We are headquartered in
Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For
more information, visit simon.com.
SOURCE Simon Property Group
Contact: Les Morris, Simon Property Group, (317) 263-7711, firstname.lastname@example.org
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