Kristi Forbes Named to Head New York Merchandise Mart at Forty One Madison
November 9, 2017,
NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2017—The Rudin family, the owner and operator of the New York Merchandise Mart at Forty One Madison, has named Kristi Forbes as its new Director. Forbes, who ascended the executive management ranks at AmericasMart Atlanta over the past 25 years, most recently was vice president of leasing. She is relocating to New York and takes the reins Dec. 4, succeeding Laurie Burns, who is leaving after a nine-year tenure.
While at AmericasMart, Forbes led a leasing team responsible for the tabletop, gift, housewares and gourmet categories of showrooms currently occupying 687,000 square feet. She also was instrumental in creating and organizing numerous image-building and traffic-driving special events for her customer base.
“This opportunity to lead the New York Merchandise Mart at Forty One Madison could not be a more perfect fit for me and the career path I’ve been traveling,” said Forbes. “It’s an incredible privilege to join this team and continue the tremendous work that has been achieved. Clearly, Forty One Madison is recognized as a global leader in the tabletop industry.”
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