Edward Kobel
President & COO
DeBartolo Development

Edward Kobel is the president and chief operating officer of DeBartolo Development and is responsible for the company’s strategy, execution, and capitalization. DeBartolo, who founded the regional mall concept, went public in 1994 and merged with Simon Property Group in 1996 to form the largest public real estate company in the world. With a “customer and community come first” philosophy, Edward leads a team that has created a nationwide real estate investment platform that spans from Hawaii to Florida. Capitalized by the DeBartolo Family and major capital commitments that Edward secured from institutional partners as well as individual retail investors, DeBartolo Development has underwritten a real estate pipeline of over $1 billion. Over the last 24 months, DeBartolo has also acquired distressed real estate nationwide totaling nearly $1 billion dollars.