Forty One Madison Names New Director
November 9, 2017,
NEW YORK—Kristi Forbes, a longtime AmericasMart executive, has been named director of permanent tabletop showroom building Forty One Madison.
Forbes is relocating to New York and will take the reins Dec. 4, succeeding Laurie Burns, who is leaving after a nine-year tenure. Forbes, who ascended the executive management ranks at AmericasMart Atlanta over the past 25 years, most recently was vice president of leasing, leading a 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.
“We conducted a far-reaching search for this position, which uniquely requires a deep knowledge of the tabletop industry coupled with real estate leasing savvy,” said Eric Rudin, president of Rudin Management, which owns and operates Forty One Madison. “Kristi comes to us with substantial industry experience and a strong performance track record. Moreover, she already is well acquainted with the showrooms at Forty One Madison and the industry’s leadership. We are extremely pleased she has agreed to accept this important position.”
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