Derrick Ricketts to Join Dallas Market Center as VP Leasing, Home & Design
November 29, 2016,
Ricketts will be responsible for the strategic merchandising and leasing of the home décor floors inside the Dallas Market Center. Home décor is the fastest growing of the major product segments at Dallas Market Center, buoyed by the nation’s leading housing market and geographic adjacency to the fastest growing cities in the U.S. To meet this growing demand, Dallas Market Center’s Interior Home + Design Center, a new 220,000 square foot marketplace serving interior designers and retailers, will open in 2017. The Interior Home + Design Center is the centerpiece of a long-range strategic initiative to serve market-time retailer attendees and interior designers.
Ricketts joins Dallas Market Center from Aidan Gray, where he oversaw and managed both the internal and external sales teams, corporate showrooms and the customer service department. Prior to Aidan Gray, he served as Houston Territory Manager at Codarus and was responsible for negotiating real estate space within retail stores for leading home furnishings brands. Derrick was nominated three times for an ARTS Award in the category of Midwest/Southwest Sales Representative, winning in both 2010 and 2012.
“My passion is for home furnishings, and I have had the good fortune to work with many leading companies in manufacturing, branding, sales, merchandising, and customer service,” Derrick Ricketts said. “So it’s a unique opportunity to bring those fulfilling experiences into a dynamic marketplace that has both a solid reputation and a new momentum to serve more customers with additional home décor resources.”
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