Visionary Real Estate Developer Sheldon Gordon Passes at Age 88

by Katie Sloan

North Palm Beach, Fla. — Real estate developer and founder of Gordon Group Holdings, Sheldon Gordon, passed away on September 28 at the age of 88.

He died peacefully at his home in North Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by family. Gordon was a visionary in the industry and built some of the most influential centers in the country, including The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

A pioneer of entertainment retail, Gordon is credited with the development of Beverly Center and San Francisco Center in California; Bridgemarket in New York City; and The Shops at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. His final project, The Havens, is currently under development in West Haven, Connecticut.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Christine Gordon, and their children, Martine Elizabeth and Katherine Christine Gordon. He also has two married sons from his first marriage: Craig Gordon and his wife, Adrienne; Scott Gordon and his wife, Jennifer; and his adored grandchildren, Gabrielle, Ariella, Mickey, Grace, Ryan and Jake. He is also survived by his sister, Elaine Gordon Silets; niece, Alexandra Silets; and nephew, HL Silets.

A private burial service will be held in Greenwich, Connecticut, this week, just shy of Sheldon’s 89th birthday.

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