Simon Property Group's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Simon Property Group (SPG)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 27, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Shelly J. Doran - Vice President of Investor Relations

David E. Simon - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee

Richard S. Sokolov - President, Chief Operating Officer, Director and Member of Executive Committee

Stephen E. Sterrett - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

Christy McElroy - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Jeffrey Spector - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Michael Bilerman - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Quentin Velleley - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Cedrik Lachance - Green Street Advisors, Inc., Research Division

Paul Morgan - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Alexander David Goldfarb - Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P., Research Division

Steve Sakwa - ISI Group Inc., Research Division

Ki Bin Kim - Macquarie Research

David Harris - Imperial Capital, LLC, Research Division

Nathan Isbee - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division

Benjamin Yang - Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., Research Division

Richard C. Moore - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

Michael W. Mueller - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Omotayo T. Okusanya - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Simon Property Group Earnings Conference Call. My name is Derek, and I'll be your operator for today. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the conference over to Ms. Shelly Doran, Vice President of Investor Relations. Please proceed.

Shelly J. Doran

Good morning, and welcome to Simon Property Group's First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. Please be aware that statements made during this call may be deemed forward-looking statements, and actual results may differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors. Please refer to our filings with the SEC for a detailed discussion. Acknowledging the fact that this call may be webcast for some time to come, we believe it is important to note that our call includes time-sensitive information that may be accurate only as of today's date, April 27, 2012.

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