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McGee Returns To Head Up MMPI Leasing Team

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Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) recently announced the appointment of Tim McGee as vice president of leasing for MMPI properties in High Point, NC, the largest home furnishings market in the world. For the past three and a half years, McGee has served as vice president of leasing for the Showplace complex in High Point. Prior to this, he was vice president of leasing for MMPI High Point, bringing with him several years of previous experience from the Atlanta Market. As vice president of leasing, McGee will have overall responsibility for leasing the 2.1 million square feet of permanent and temporary space in MMPI’s six buildings in High Point (Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza, National Furniture Mart, Market Square/Suites at Market Square, Hamilton Market, 300 S. Main Street). McGee will report directly to Tom Mitchell, senior vice president and general manager of MMPI High Point. “I worked with Tom Mitchell at the Atlanta Market and again during my time as vice president of leasing at MMPI, and am thrilled to be working with him and his team again,” said Tim McGee. “I see great potential and growth opportunities for MMPI in High Point, and I am excited to be part of their future growth strategy.” McGee will manage the three directors of leasing who specialize in temporary exhibit space sales; Travis Carter, Shannon Lee, and Julie Messner; as well as the director of leasing for permanent space, Jamie Gragg. “Tim is a well-respected and experienced home furnishings industry professional with a thorough understanding of the leasing side of our business and in-depth knowledge of the local terrain here in High Point,” said Tom Mitchell. “We could not ask for a better fit for this key position within our company.” McGee is actively involved with various local community organizations through his involvement on a number of boards and volunteer committees. McGee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University. He resides in Greensboro with his wife and two children. About Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) 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, 350 West Mart Center, and 33 North Dearborn 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 L.A. Mart in Los Angeles; and the Washington Design Center and Washington Office Center in Washington D.C. Vornado Realty Trust, owner of MMPI, based in New York City, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO. About High Point, NC and the High Point Market High Point Market is the largest home furnishings market in the world. MMPI manages nearly 2.1 million square feet in six buildings: Market Square, Suites at Market Square, Hamilton Market, Furniture Plaza, Plaza Suites, 300 S. Main, and the National Furniture Mart. With a rich history of excellence and unparalleled service, High Point Market is the primary destination for buyers and manufacturers of home furnishings and accessories. Twice a year, The High Point Market seven-day event encompasses 12 million square feet of showrooms and draws more than 80,000 attendees and buyers from around the globe from every channel of distribution, such as home furnishings dealers, department stores, specialty stores, catalog companies, discount/mass merchandisers and regional chain stores. For more information please visit www.merchandisemart.com or call 800.677.MART (6278).

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