Matthew Lentz Named Chief Investment Officer at Simon Property Group

Jul 23, 2012, 09:00 ET from Simon Property Group, Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG), the world's leading retail real estate company, announced today the appointment of Matthew Lentz as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer.

In this newly created position, Lentz will be responsible for SPG's investment activity including the company's international investments. Lentz, who will be based in Simon's New York office, will serve as a key member of SPG's executive team and report directly to David Simon, SPG's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Previously, Lentz was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at PointState Capital in New York; prior to PointState, Lentz had a similar role at Duquesne Capital Management. At Duquesne and then at PointState, Lentz managed a portfolio of global real estate securities and also served as a senior analyst for real estate securities.

"Matt is a very talented individual who we have known for many years and he is well respected within the real estate community," said David Simon. "We look forward to Matt's contributions to our organization."

"I am excited to join Simon management and become part of the company's disciplined focus on creating value for its shareholders," Lentz said.

Earlier in his career, Lentz was a Portfolio Manager and Senior Real Estate Analyst at the Fidelity International Real Estate Fund. Lentz started his real estate career with Goldman Sachs & Co. He holds a B.A. in history from the College of William and Mary.

About Simon Property Group, Inc.

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world.  The Company currently owns or has an interest in 338 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 245 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.  For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at

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