Ghermezian family

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The Ghermezian family
Ethnicity Persian Jews/Iranian Jews
Current region North America, Asia
Place of origin Persian Empire, Pahlavi, and Qajar dynasties now Iran
Members ~6
Estate Triple Five Group, Appboy
Official website

The Ghermezian family is an Iranian Canadian family of Iranian Jewish origins who have developed several of the world's largest shopping malls.

Origin and brothers[edit]

The patriarch of the family, Jacob Ghermezian, (1902 – January 3, 2000)[1] moved from Iran to Canada with his four sons in 1964.[2] The four sons, Eskandar, Nader, Raphael and Bahman, grew the family rug business into a large real estate and construction company.[2]


The family's estates include the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota and the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta.[3][4] In 2011, the family's Triple Five Group acquired the troubled Xanadu Meadowlands project in New Jersey. Triple Five renamed the project American Dream Meadowlands and announced a major expansion and revamping of the under-construction mall, now expected to open in the summer of 2017.[citation needed]

Family members[edit]

  • Jacob Ghermezian, founder of the Triple Five Group
  • Nader Ghermezian, chairman of the Triple Five Group
  • Mark Ghermezian, founder and CEO of Appboy[5][6]