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Sheryl McAdams and Brin Perryman Join MMPI High Point

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Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) announced the addition of two new leasing directors for MMPI properties in High Point, NC, the largest home furnishings market in the world. Sheryl (Sheri) McAdams brings with her more than 20 years of retail and manufacturing experience in the home furnishings industry. Most recently she was the southeast sales manager for Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine. During her long career in the home furnishings industry, McAdams worked for Pacific Rim Import Corp., Loomcraft Textile, Home Impressions, Benchcraft, Bassett, Pennsylvania House, Hickory White, Thomasville, Bradford’s, and Kittle’s. “I am excited to have the opportunity to draw upon my past experience in gifts and accessories, textiles, and furniture to continue to enhance the offering in MMPI buildings in High Point,” said McAdams. Brin Perryman is returning to High Point where he began his career in the home furnishings industry in the sales department at Furniture Today. During his nine years with Furniture Today, Perryman worked his way up from classified advertising director to inside sales account manager, eventually to become western regional sales manager. In 2007, Perryman left Furniture Today to become a sales manager at the World Market Center in Las Vegas. “My entire career has been in the furniture industry,” said Perryman, “and High Point is the center of the furniture world. I am thrilled to be working for a key player in the High Point Market where I can be part of the future growth strategy of this marketplace.” McAdams and Perryman will join two other leasing directors, Julie Messner and Jamie Gragg, who all report to Tim McGee, senior vice president and general manager of MMPI in High Point. This team is responsible for leasing 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). “We are thrilled to be adding two such seasoned professionals to our team,” said Tim McGee, senior vice president and general manager of MMPI in High Point. “Combined Sheri and Brin bring more than 30 years of industry experience to our leasing efforts, and we are excited to have them onboard.” 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.

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