Our Company

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., a division of Vornado Realty Trust, is a leading owner and operator of integrated showroom and office buildings and trade show facilities, bringing buyers and sellers together through market events, trade and consumer shows and conferences each year.  We contribute to the success of our tenants and exhibitors.  We listen to our customers.  We create new opportunities for their industries. And in return, many companies grow through their involvement with us.

Property Management

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) specializes in the development, management and marketing properties nationwide.  All offer the finest central locations, proven amenities, leading-edge technology and responsive on-site management.

Our buildings are unique in that they contain both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibit space, creating what we’ve named an “integrated facility.” Designed to bring a broader spectrum of buyers and sellers together, the integrated facility is an incredibly powerful and symbiotic combination for both exhibitors and attendees. The showrooms are more successful by virtue of their proximity to the trade shows and events, and the trade shows generate greater attendance because visitors want to see the flagship showrooms of the major manufacturers and industry leaders. 

Additionally, with over 1.5 million square feet of our portfolio dedicated to office and retail, MMPI properties are home to innovative technology firms, creative advertising firms and high-profile government agencies, as well as leading service retail providers such as Starbucks® and Fed Ex Office®.

Trade & Consumer Show Management

MMPI runs trade shows, conventions, educational programs and consumer events to bring to our buildings the types of clients our tenants and exhibitors want to meet. MMPI buildings and events host thousands of sellers and attract more than 12 million people annually. Our trade show operations team produces shows and events in MMPI-owned buildings as well as publicly owned convention centers.  

Industry Expertise

Our team is vertically segmented into 11 key industries: Antiques & Fine Craft, Apparel, Art, Commercial Office & Retail, Commercial Furnishings, Gift & Home, Kitchen & Bath, Healthcare, Home Furnishings, Outdoor Furnishings and Venue Rental. As a result, we’ve developed an invaluable knowledge built on years of experience, carefully cultivated contacts and specialized knowledge, all of which work to elevate our showroom acumen, marketing communications and operations in these industries.  In additional to the traditional efforts, MMPI marketing efforts include the latest in electronic communications, innovative online tools and social networking.