Overview of the A&D Building
The Architects & Designers Building, located at 150 East 58th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues, is home to the New York metro area’s largest collection of luxury showrooms for kitchens, baths, appliances, tile & stone, wood flooring, carpeting, lighting and furniture. The A&D Building offers shoppers access to more than 35 showrooms (covering 200,000-square-feet of space) and thousands of distinctive products in one very accessible yet selective place. Open to the trade and the public Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, the A&D Building is often described as “New York’s ultimate design center resource.”
Overview of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI), a division of Vornado Realty Trust, is a leading owner and operator of integrated showroom and office buildings, as well as trade show facilities, bringing buyers and sellers together through market events, trade and consumer events and conferences.
As both a property manager and trade show producer, MMPI has been North America’s market maker for the industries it serves, bringing together wholesalers, retailers and consumers for more than 65 years.
MMPI has three primary areas of focus:
- Property Management
MMPI specializes in ownership and management of design centers and market buildings. Our buildings; The Merchandise Mart™ in Chicago, the A&D Building and 7W New York Building in New York and the Cleveland Medical Mart in Cleveland are home to thousands of showrooms. Each showroom is maintained by manufacturers or distributors who reach their key target customers. As market makers, our staff attracts this key target audience to the building by producing trade shows, conventions, educational programs and special events.
- Trade and Consumer Show Management
MMPI is one of the largest trade and consumer show producers in North America. Each year, we mount dozens of trade and consumer shows, conventions, conferences, educational programs and special events that bring buyers and sellers together.
- Industry Expertise
We specialize in 10 key industries: office and retail; home furnishings; kitchen, bath and building products; commercial furnishings; casual furnishings and accessories; gift and home; apparel; contemporary art; international antiques; and fine crafts. As a result, we’ve developed an invaluable brain trust built on years of experience, carefully cultivated contacts and specialized knowledge, all of which work to elevate our showroom acumen, marketing communications and trade show operations in these industries.
Vornado Realty Trust
Vornado Realty Trust, owner of MMPI 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 100 million square feet, 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.