Taubman Promotes Markets Vice President to CFO


Simon Leopold will transition to the role of chief financial officer of Taubman Center Inc., a Bloomfield Hills-based company that owns, manages, and leases shopping centers in the United States and Asia. 

 Leopold, of Birmingham, joined Taubman in 2012, and is the treasurer and executive vice president of capital markets for the company. He is responsible for Taubman’s financing activities, corporate tax and treasury, and real estate acquisitions and dispositions. Last year, he was the architect of the sale of seven of Taubman’s shopping centers to Starwood Capital Group. 

Leopold spent nearly 15 years as a managing director in the real estate investment banking groups at Deutsche Bank; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods; and UBS. He has also worked in a variety of urban planning and economic development positions in New York City, including in the Office of the Mayor, the Department of City Planning, and the Economic Development Corp.

Leopold holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.