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New General Growth CEO shuffling executives

General Growth Properties Inc.’s incoming chief executive is beginning to shuffle the mall owner’s executive ranks in advance of his arrival.

Sandeep Mathrani, the Vornado Realty Trust veteran who officially will join General Growth as CEO on Jan. 17, disclosed in an email sent to General Growth employees late Tuesday that long-time executives Robert Michaels and Ron Gern will leave the mall owner. Get the full story »

General Growth shares price at $14.75 each

General Growth Properties Inc. priced 135 million shares at $14.75 per share on Monday, as part of a plan to raise $1.99 billion to repay investors who helped finance the No. 2 U.S. mall owner’s exit from bankruptcy. Get the full story »

General Growth names Ackman spinoff chairman

General Growth Properties Inc. on Friday named the board of its future spin-off company and appointed hedge fund manager William Ackman to become its chairman when the mall owner and property developer emerges from bankruptcy. Get the full story »

Brookfield to run General Growth spinoff

General Growth Properties Inc. has struck a deal for Brookfield Advisors LP to manage the new real-estate company it plans to spin off when it exits Chapter 11 protection.

The mall owner is tapping Brookfield Advisors to prepare the  company to separate from the nation’s second-largest mall owner and become publicly traded, according to papers filed Monday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan. Get the full story »

General Growth confirms $500M from Blackstone

General Growth Properties Inc. says asset manager Blackstone Group has agreed to invest about $500 million for shares in the shopping mall operator once it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

General Growth disclosed the agreement in a regulatory filing on Wednesday detailing the company’s latest plan to exit bankruptcy. Get the full story »

General Growth files Ch. 11 reorganization plan

General Growth's Water Tower Place mall in Chicago. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune)

The second largest U.S. mall owner said it has successfully restructured about $15 billion in project-level debt which will allow it to satisfy its debt and other claims in full and implement a recapitalization with $7 billion to $8 billion of new capital.

After emerging out of Chapter 11 protection, General Growth will split itself into two separate publicly traded companies and current shareholders will receive common stock in both companies. Get the full story »