About Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

Management Team

Art Platform - Los Angeles will demonstrate the rich and vibrant cultural landscape of Southern California and underscore greater Los Angeles’ influential position within the contemporary art world.  Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. is one of the largest show producers in the world, including a growing portfolio of premium art shows. We have assured the continued development and enhancement of the Art Show division by bringing together some of the top minds in art fairs under one partnership.

  • We produce The Armory Show®, which for 18 years has been one of the leading international contemporary art fairs in the world, Art Toronto, Volta and Volta NY.
  • We host The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair™ in Chicago, which is regarded as the best show of its kind.
  • We produce the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, which is produced in New York at the Piers, which are also managed by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.. 
  • We produce some of the largest consumer shows in North America, including the One of a Kind® Show and Sale in Chicago, New York, Toronto and Vancouver.

Additionally, we run more than 300 special events a year, each of which mimics the many complex facets of trade show production on a smaller scale.  All these shows and events bring buyers and sellers together.  We have full-time employees dedicated to all aspects of show management, including construction, renovation, general management, operations, sales and leasing, marketing and promotion, and labor management.

Show Management



Paul Morris
Vice President, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. Art Shows & Events
  Myron Maurer
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
Adam Gross
Executive Director, Art Platform - Los Angeles
  Glenn Charles, Jr.
Director of Trade Show Services, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
Deborah Harris
Director of Sales, Art Platform - Los Angeles
and Managing Director, The Armory Show – Modern

Walter Young
Exhibit Services Supervisor, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. 

Exhibitor Services


Strategy & Communications

Lisa M. Alcantar-Leonard
Director of Exhibitor Relations, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
  Craig Dooley
Senior Vice President , Strategy & Communications, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
Michael Hall
Director of Operations and Exhibitor Relations, The Armory Show, Art Platform - Los Angeles
  Amanda Johnson
Director, Strategy & Communications, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
Michelle Darnell
Project Coordinator, The Armory Show, Art Platform - Los Angeles

Public Relations and VIP Events



Manuela Paz
Director of VIP Relations, The Armory Show, Art Platform - Los Angeles
  Kasey Madden
Vice President of Sponsor Relations, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
Marie Wilson
VIP Events & Marketing Manager, Art Platform - Art Platform - Los Angeles 
  Lindsey Martin
Marketing Manager, Sponsor Relations, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.


Overview of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

As both a property manager and trade show producer, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s market maker for the industries it serves, bringing together wholesalers, retailers and consumers for more than 75 years.

Each year, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. organizes some of the world’s premier art fairs, hosts 70 major trade shows and consumer events and more than 300 conferences, seminars and special events throughout North America.  These events bring showroom tenants and show exhibitors the customers they seek.  Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. supplies its tenants, their employees and visitors with a unique combination of business services and amenities to meet all needs efficiently on-site.

Vornado Realty Trust

Vornado Realty Trust, owner of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. and based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust with four major platforms—New York City office, Washington, D.C. office, Retail Properties and Merchandise Marts. With a portfolio of approximately 60 million square feet, with an enterprise value of $25.6 billion and a market capitalization of $15.11 billion, Vornado is one of the largest owners and managers of real estate within the U.S. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO.