Richard S. Sokolov

Director and Vice Chairman of Simon Property Group, Inc.
Richard S. Sokolov has served as Vice Chairman of the Company since February 2019, a director of the Company or its predecessor since 1996 and President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company or its predecessor from 1996 to February 2019. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DeBartolo Realty Corporation from its incorporation in 1994 until it merged with our predecessors in 1996. Mr. Sokolov joined its predecessor, The Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, in 1982 as Vice President and General Counsel and was named Senior Vice President, Development and General Counsel in 1986. Mr. Sokolov is a past Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”) and previously served as a trustee and a member of the ICSC Nominating Committee. Mr. Sokolov previously served as a director of Washington Prime Group. He has been a member of the Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees since 2022.  Mr. Sokolov earned his B.A. in Psychology from Penn State in 1971, participating in the University Honors Program, and then earned his J.D. from Georgetown University in 1974.