Richard E. "Dick" Jacobs is the chairman and chief executive officer of The Richard E. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Jacobs Group, a real estate development company that he co-founded with his late brother David. The company builds and leases shopping centers, offices, and hotels. A shopping mall or shopping centre is a building or set of buildings that contain Retail units with interconnecting Walkways enabling visitors An office is generally a room or other area in which people work, but may also denote a position within an Organization with specific duties attached A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging usually on a short-term basis Among its properties are Key Tower, Westgate Mall, and Triangle Town Center. Key Tower is a Skyscraper on Public Square in downtown Cleveland Ohio designed by Architect César Pelli. Westgate Mall has existed as a preferred Greater Cleveland suburban shopping center in some form since the mid-1950s Triangle Town Center is a Shopping mall in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Jacobs is also well known for owning the Cleveland Indians from 1986 to 2001. The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Progressive Field, formerly Jacobs Field, in Cleveland bore his name from its opening in 1994 until early 2008. Progressive Field is a ballpark located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and is the home of the Cleveland Indians of the American Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state