Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Real Estate and Other, Net (Details)

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Real Estate and Other, Net (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 0 Months Ended
Nov. 02, 2013
joint_venture
acre
Aug. 03, 2013
property
May 04, 2013
Oct. 27, 2012
joint_venture
Nov. 02, 2013
acre
Oct. 27, 2012
Jul. 20, 2012
Jul. 19, 2012
Jul. 20, 2012
SPG [Member]
Nov. 02, 2013
SPG [Member]
Jul. 19, 2012
SPG [Member]
Oct. 23, 2012
CBL [Member]
Real Estate and Other, Net Components [Abstract]                        
Redemption of SPG REIT units $ 0     $ 0 $ 0 $ (200)            
Sale of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (CBL) REIT shares 0     (15) 0 (15)            
Sale of leveraged leases 0     (28) 0 (28)            
Sale of investment in joint ventures (23) (62)   (151) (85) (151)            
Sale of other non-operating assets (1)     (3) (1) (3)            
Net gain on sale or redemption of non-operating assets (24)     (197) (86) (397)            
Dividend income from REITs 0     (1) 0 (6)            
Investment income from joint ventures (1)     (3) (5) (9)            
Gain on sale of operating assets 0 (2) (16) 0 (18) 0            
Other (2)     4 (8) 0            
Real estate and other (income)/expense, net (27)     (197) (117) (412)            
Redemption of Simon Property Group, L.P. (SPG) REIT units             2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000      
Sales price per REIT unit sold             124.00   124.00     21.35
Proceeds from sale of REITs net of fees                 246     40
Fair Market Value per SPG REIT unit sold               158.13     158.13  
Net gain on redemption of REIT units                 200     15
Investment owned SPG, shares                   205,000    
Proceeds from sale of leveraged lease investments, net of fees       146                
Leveraged Lease Investment       118   118            
Number of joint ventures sold 3     4                
Proceeds from sale of investment in joint venture 32 55 18 90                
Net book Value of Joint Ventures Sold 7     61 7 61            
Land sold (in acres) 10       10              
Net book value of leasehold interest sold     $ 2                  
Number of properties sold   2