The DeBartolo family’s legacy of excellence began in the 1940s when Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. would change retail forever by developing the first-ever enclosed shopping mall. By the 1970s, the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation had achieved assets estimated at nearly $1 billion, which included the world’s largest regional shopping center at that time. Two years after going public, DeBartolo merged with Simon Property Group, Inc., uniting two of the founding families of the regional mall business and creating the largest public real estate company in North America with a total capitalization of $7.5 billion.

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  • 1940s & 1950s
  • The Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation Founded (1944)
  • DeBartolo Sr. founded the shopping mall concept
  • Boardman Plaza
  • Richmond Mall
  • Belmont Plaza
  • Purchased Thistledown Thoroughbred Racing Park
  • 1960s
  • Glen Burnie Mall
  • Woodville Mall
  • Richmond Square
  • Century III Mall
  • Eastern Hills Mall
  • Southern Park Mall
  • Great Lakes Mall
  • Hudson Executive Park
  • Summit Mall
  • Lafayette Square
  • Upper Valley Mall
  • Brunswick Square
  • Chautauqau Mall
  • 1970s
  • Miami International Mall
  • Mayfair In The Grove
  • Lima Mall
  • Aventura Mall
  • Raleigh Springs Mall
  • Randall Park Mall
  • Castleton Square
  • Boynton Beach Mall
  • Cheltenham Square
  • 1980s
  • Southwood Executive Center
  • One Nashville Place
  • Civic Arena
  • Chesapeake Square
  • 49ers win Super Bowl XVI
  • Allied Stores
  • Northgate Shopping Center
  • Bergen Mall
  • Versailles Garden Condos
  • Coral Square
  • 49ers win Super Bowl XIX
  • New Orleans Center
  • University Office Park
  • Gulf View Square
  • Bay Park Square
  • Remington Park
  • 49ers Win Super Bowl XXIII
  • Ashland Town Center
  • 1990s
  • Mall of Mainland
  • CNG Tower
  • DeBartolo Merges with Simon Property Group
  • Frederick Town Mall
  • Port Charlotte Town Center
  • Atlantis Club Condos
  • The Florida Mall
  • Biltmore Square
  • Crystal River Mall
  • Star Lake Ampitheater
  • Northfield Square Mall
  • Two Mellow Bank Center
  • Holiday Inn
  • Valley Mall
  • The Avenues
  • Cool Springs Galleria
  • Westland Mall
  • Country Club Mall
  • The Crossings at Golden Link
  • Proposed Power Center at Irwin Pennsylvania
  • Normandy Mall
  • 2000s
  • Treasure Coast Square
  • Bricknell Bay Office Tower
  • Ka Makana Ali'i
  • Pineapple Commons
  • DeBartolo Holdings Founded
  • Embassy Crossing
  • Arbor Glen Apartments
  • Falcon Square Apartments
  • Palms of Monterrey
  • Georgetown Development Sites
  • 2010s
  • Andros Isles Apartments
  • Bay Breeze Villas
  • Castillo Real Hotel
  • Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Retreat at Windermere
  • Summerport Village
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Formed Landmark Apartment Trust of America
  • Abaco Key
  • Harpeth Village
  • Optima Sonoran Village
  • Optima Chicago Center
  • The Market at Mills Park
  • The Gallery at Mills Park
  • Mt. View Marketplace
  • Poplar Creek Crossing
  • Esplanade Apartments
  • Tinley Park Development Site
  • Village at Bay Park
  • Prairie Stone Crossing
  • Falls at Copper Lake
  • Intracoastal Mall
  • Providence Independence