Bloomfield Hills, Mich. — The Taubman Company LLC’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, Simon Leopold, will leave the company effective January 31. Taubman’s vice president, capital markets and treasurer, Benjamin Meeker, will be promoted to senior vice president, CFO and treasurer. Meeker will report to Taubman’s chairman, president and CEO, Robert Taubman. Leopold will remain an advisor to the company to assist with the transition.
“Since joining the company in 2012, Simon Leopold has had a very positive impact on our business,” says Taubman. “During his tenure, he helped us steadily navigate the ever-changing retail landscape by raising significant capital, including through the sale of over $2 billion of assets in the U.S. and Asia, and successfully supporting the Simon Property Group acquisition that closed last month. We wish him continued success.”
Meeker joined Taubman in 2012 as director, capital markets. His role increased over time and he gained responsibility for the company’s capital markets and financing activities, partnership relations, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, risk management, financial planning and analysis and treasury function.
Prior to Taubman, Meeker served as vice president for The John Buck Company in Chicago.
The Taubman Company LLC is engaged in the management and/or leasing of 26 regional, super-regional and outlet malls in the U.S. and Asia. Founded in 1950, The Taubman Realty Group LLC (TRG) is a joint venture between affiliates of Simon Property Group and the Taubman family and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Taubman Asia, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.taubman.com.
SOURCE: The Taubman Company LLC