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Simon Names Christopher Speca as New General Manager of Woodfield Mall

Woodfield Mall - Chicagoland ShoppingSchaumburg, IL (Aug 28, 2020) – Simon®, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, has named retail real estate industry veteran Christopher Speca as the new general manager for Woodfield Mall.

Taking the helm of the Chicago area’s largest shopping center, Speca brings to Woodfield Mall over 27 years of experience in the retail real estate shopping center industry, with the last 14 years of management experience at Simon centers across the country. Most recently serving as Regional Vice President of Simon Property Group’s Premium Outlet Division, Speca has received numerous company-wide awards for his leadership and community partnering initiatives.

“Woodfield Mall has long been a shining jewel in the Simon portfolio,” said Speca, who will be responsible for overseeing the financial, marketing and operational performance of the highly-regarded center. “I’m delighted and honored to be here and look forward to working with the existing team to bring a fresh perspective and passion to what is already one of the country’s most outstanding shopping destinations.”

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit

About Woodfield Mall

Recently named among the nation’s top 10 retail center experiences by Chain Store Age, and ranked No. 1 in a Yelp survey of top malls in Illinois, Woodfield Mall is one of the largest shopping destinations in the United States. Anchored by Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom, JCPenney and Sears, the mega-mall provides Chicago area residents and visitors with a distinctive collection of nearly 300 retail stores, including Alex & Ani, Anthropologie, Apple, Arhaus, AIX Armani Exchange, BOSS, COACH, Lacoste, lululemon, Michael Kors, Morphe, Timberland, Tommy Bahama, Tumi, UNIQLO, White House/Black Market and Zara. Shoppers enjoy a delicious array of dining and entertainment options such as Uncle Julio’s, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang’s, and a state-of-the-art Dining Pavilion offering a range of fast-casual options. Located in Schaumburg, Ill., Woodfield Mall is approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago and in close proximity to O’Hare International Airport. For additional information, visit


Media Contact: Heather Lloyd, (847) 330-0220,

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