Cornell University’s Center for Real Estate and Finance is pleased to welcome Sandeep Mathrani of General Growth Properties as a panelist. Mr. Mathrani will join Steven Roth of Vornado Realty Trust and David Simon of Simon Property Group. The moderator will be Richard Baker, SHA ’88 of Hudson’s Bay Company. The panelists will examine how the retail landscape has vastly changed in recent years, discuss current trends, technology, and innovation within the industry.
Sandeep Mathrani has been the Chief Executive Officer at GGP Inc. since 2011. Prior to this, he served as the President of Retail Real Estate at Vornado Realty Trust from March 2002 to January 14, 2011 and was responsible for all retail real estate activities in the United States and India. He has also been Director of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. since July 12, 2016. Mr. Mathrani served as a Director of Aliansce Shopping Centers SA since March 2011. He holds a Master of Engineering, Master of Management Science and Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. On the topic of malls coming to an end, Mr. Mithrani has been vocal that it is overblown. “If you own the best real estate, you will thrive,” he said to Crain’s. “Retailers no longer care whether they’re operating out of a strip center or a mall, he said. Quality is what matters.”