CHICAGO—Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. has named Katherine Skelton director of leasing for L.A. Mart Gift.
Skelton, who reports to Jim Nahin, vice president of leasing, joins MMPI with 14 years of experience in specialty leasing at a variety of shopping centers ranging from regional to high-end centers. Skelton previously worked as the specialty leasing manager (SLM) for the Simon Property Group in Florida, Washington, D.C., and in Orange County. Prior to her role as a specialty leasing manager, she was the leasing manger at Macerich Company and started her career at Rouse Company as a specialty leasing assistant.
“We are extremely pleased to have Katherine join our leasing team. Katherine is joining us during an exciting leasing time, as we have had many new additions to the L.A. Mart, including three new leases signed in November,” said Mark Furlet, vice president and general manager, L.A. Mart and California Gift Show. “Katherine’s leasing experience holds great potential for the L.A. Mart Leasing Department and we are very happy to welcome her to the team.”