Monthly Archives: February 2020

NREI Common Area – Episode 28 – Mega-Merger: Simon Property Group to Buy Taubman Centers

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer discusses the recent mega-merger between Simon Property Group and Taubman Centers. David explores the early days of the retail mall industry, which began with these two retail real-estate giants, to uncover what finally brought these two rivals together. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What events led to the REIT revolution
  • About the conflictual past relationship between Simon Property Group and Taubman Centers
  • Insights into why both companies agreed to this merge
  • What Simon Property Group is doing to help struggling retailers
  • And more!

Tune in now to get the backstory behind this mega-merger! 


National Real Estate Investor 

Links to more stories:

Breaking Down Simon’s Bet on Taubman

Book Review: A Pioneer’s Tale