Oct 2020 Coppola Family Real Estate Speaker Series

The Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate is happy to share the below video highlights from our inaugural Coppola Family Real Estate Speaker Series event on October 08, 2020.

Tom Grier '87, Managing Director for J.P. Morgan, led a discussion with David Simon, Chairman and CEO of Simon Property Group—a real estate investment trust (REIT) and global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations.

Thank you to Ed and Nancy Coppola for their ongoing support of real estate at Notre Dame through this speaker series endowment.


  • Introductions: Dan Kelly and Ed Coppola

  • Simon 60-year history

  • Simon 1993 IPO

  • Scale: positives and negatives

  • Transformational events defining growth

  • Financial crises

  • Partnering with distressed retailers

  • What makes for a successful retailer?

  • U.S. regional malls

  • Mixed-use development in retail

  • Simon international portfolio

  • Closing remarks: Tom Grier