CHICAGO – MMPI is pleased to announce Paul Heinen has been promoted to Senior Vice President, overseeing the company’s office, retail and contract furnishings industries.

In his new role, Heinen will be responsible for all office and retail activities at MMPI properties in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Boston. He will also oversee MMPI’s contract furnishings business, which includes 113 permanent showrooms in over 550,000 square-feet of space, as well the production of NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in Chicago, and NeoCon East in Baltimore. As Senior Vice President of the office, retail and contract furnishings industries, Heinen will replace Mark Falanga, who was recently named President of MMPI.

Heinen is a seasoned, 26-year veteran of the real estate industry, and has been involved in the oversight of some of the most significant buildings in Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Washington DC, and New York. Prior to joining MMPI in 2009 as the Vice President of Office Leasing, Heinen was with The John Buck Company, where he was Principal and Head of Asset Management for 13 years.

“Since joining MMPI, Paul has led our office leasing efforts, and has leased a tremendous amount of space at a number of our properties to some of the world’s most renowned companies,” said Mark Falanga, President, MMPI. “The deals that Paul has affected for MMPI in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Boston, and while with The John Buck Company, have fueled tens to hundreds of millions of dollars of purchases of our showrooms’ and exhibitors products. Paul has a strong knowledge of the contract furnishings industry and brings a new vision and perspective to the business. He is the perfect choice to continue to guide the leasing efforts for our contract showrooms, as well as the marketing efforts for the most highly regarded trade shows in the contract furnishings industry.”

Heinen received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

About MMPI
MMPI is the world's leading owner and operator of showroom buildings and trade show facilities, bringing buyers and sellers together in more than 300 market events, trade and consumer shows and conferences each year.

MMPI manages The Merchandise Mart and 350 West Mart Center in Chicago; the Architects & Designers Building, 7 W New York, and Piers 92/94 in New York City; the Boston Design Center in Boston; the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles; the Washington Design Center in Washington DC; and Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center in Cleveland.

Vornado Realty Trust, owners 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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