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Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. Names Julie Messner Director of Leasing in High Point, NC

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Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) is announced the appointment of Julie Messner as director of leasing for MMPI properties in High Point, NC, the largest home furnishings market in the world. In her new role, Messner will be responsible for the day-to-day leasing of temporary exhibit space for the Suites at Market Square and Plaza Suites. Messner reports directly to Walt Goldsby, vice president of leasing for MMPI High Point properties. “Julie’s extensive experience in the furniture industry as a sales representative, buyer and interior designer makes her an ideal person to help MMPI bring the very best home furnishing resources to High Point,” said Goldsby. “With experience in so many different aspects of the furniture industry, Julie brings a very unique perspective to our leasing team, our current and prospective exhibitors.” For the past nine years, Messner was a sales associate and interior designer with Rose Furniture Company in High Point. In this role, Messner was responsible for selling more than $1 million in merchandise each year. Messner consistently surpassed sales expectations and set company records, while servicing more than 5,000 customers throughout her tenure. As a buyer at Rose, Messner regularly attended High Point Market and purchased more than 140 lines. Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) is a trade show and property management firm, specializing in managing buildings devoted to wholesale showrooms and commercial office space. MMPI produces more than 300 trade shows, market events and conferences each year. MMPI manages The Merchandise Mart and 350 W. Mart Center in Chicago; Market Square, the Suites at Market Square, Hamilton Market, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza and the National Furniture Mart in High Point, N.C.; the Architects & Designers Building and 7 W New York in New York; the Boston Design Center in Boston; the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles; and the Washington Design Center and Federal Center Southwest in Washington, D.C. Vornado Realty Trust, owner of MMPI, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO.

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