Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 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
0 Months Ended 2 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 1 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Jul. 20, 2012
Feb. 02, 2013
Nov. 02, 2013
joint_venture
acre
Aug. 03, 2013
property
May 04, 2013
Oct. 27, 2012
joint_venture
Feb. 01, 2014
department_store
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Jul. 19, 2012
Jan. 27, 2012
department_store
Jul. 20, 2012
SPG Reit Unit [Member]
Dec. 31, 2013
SPG Reit Unit [Member]
Nov. 30, 2013
SPG Reit Unit [Member]
Jan. 31, 2013
SPG Reit Unit [Member]
Jul. 19, 2012
SPG Reit Unit [Member]
Oct. 23, 2012
CBL Reit Share [Member]
Oct. 27, 2012
Leveraged Lease Assets [Member]
Feb. 01, 2014
Non-operating assets [Member]
Nov. 02, 2013
Non-operating assets [Member]
Oct. 27, 2012
Non-operating assets [Member]
Feb. 01, 2014
Non-operating assets [Member]
property
Feb. 01, 2014
Continued in Operation [Member]
department_store
Jan. 31, 2013
Continued in Operation [Member]
department_store
Jan. 27, 2012
Continued in Operation [Member]
department_store
Feb. 01, 2014
Trade Names [Member]
Feb. 01, 2014
Trade Names [Member]
Real Estate Properties [Line Items]                                                      
Number of joint ventures sold     3     4                                          
Sale or Redemption of Simon Property Group, L.P. (SPG) REIT units $ (200)     $ (200)     $ (24) $ (200) $ 0       $ (24)                            
Sale of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (CBL) REIT shares             0 (15) 0                                    
Sale of leveraged lease assets             0 (28) 0                                    
Sale of investments in joint ventures     (23) (62)   (151) (85) (151) 0                                    
Sale of non-operating assets             (23) (3) 0                   (22) 0 (3)            
Net gain on sale or redemption of non-operating assets           (197) (132) (397) 0                                    
Dividend income from REITs             (1) (6) (10)                                    
Investment income from joint ventures             (6) (11) (13)                                    
Net gain from sale of operating assets       (1) (16)   (17) 0 (6)                                    
Store impairments             18 26 58                                    
Intangible asset impairment             9 0 0                                 9 9
Operating asset impairments   60         0 60 0                                    
Other             (26) 4 (8)                                    
Real estate and other (income)/expense, net             (155) (324) 21                                    
Redemption of Simon Property Group, L.P. (SPG) REIT units                   2,000,000   2,000,000   205,000 2,000,000                        
REIT unit cash price SPG 124.00                     124.00 151.97                            
Proceeds from sale of REITs net of fees                       246 31       40                    
Gain on sale of REIT securities                                 15 28                  
REIT unit fair market value SPG                   158.13           158.13                      
Investment owned SPG, shares           205,000                                          
REIT share cash price CBL                                 $ 21.35                    
Proceeds from sale of leveraged lease investments net of fees           146                                          
Leveraged lease investments (Note 17)           118                                          
Proceeds from divestiture of interest in joint venture     32 55 18 90                                          
Real Estate Investments, joint ventures     (7)     (61)                                          
Number of properties sold       2                                   10          
Payments for (Proceeds from) Investments             (143) (526) 0                         (25)          
Area of Land     10                                                
Net book value of building sold           0                                          
Proceeds from sale of buildings           3                                          
Book value leasehold interest         $ 2                                            
Number of stores             1,094       8                       25 13 7