The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, Baruch College, City University of New York, and its founding chairman, William Newman, mourn the passing of our valued advisory board member, respected colleague, financial supporter, and friend, Melvin Simon. Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, Mel was the pioneering founder of the largest shopping mall corporation in America, The Simon Group.
Mel’s accomplishments in his private and professional life were attributable to his great passion and vision, and his innate understanding of the essential decency within other people. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his entire family. His wise counsel and warm friendship will be sorely missed, but the sterling values he represented will endure as a touchstone for us all.