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Melvin Simon Biography
Mel and Herb Simon jointly bought the Indiana Pacers in 1983. Melvin possessed 2/3rd of the company and Herb the rest. They started out by developing strip centers anchored by grocery stores and drugstores; they soon graduated to developing completely enclosed malls. By 1967, they possessed and ran more than THREE million square feet of retail property and enlarged nationwide. The Simons followed an extremely successful strategy. They might entice a big anchor tenant, generally a department store, to their planned mall by billing them less rent and then would use the contract to get bank financing for the building generally with nominal investment in the Simons. After the job was finished, the Simons would bill smaller shops a higher rate and additionally required that shops pay a premium above their rent if their sales surpassed pre-negotiated amounts. At that time, this was the biggest real estate stock offering ever made. In 1996, the organization merged with the DeBartolo Realty Corporation in a $3.0 billion amalgamation becoming the Simon DeBartolo Group. The firm, although freely held, stayed commanded by the Simon brothers.