IMC Promotes Four in Leasing

HIGH POINT, N.C. and LAS VEGAS-International Market Centers has promoted four members of its High Point- and Las Vegas-based leasing teams.

Julie Messner, Craig Staack, Lee Hershberg and Margaret Powers were promoted to vice presidents, responsible for advancing new business opportunities.

Messner, formerly vice president of publication sales for International Home Furnishings Center since 2008, will now serve as vice president of business development, handling home furnishings leasing for IMC's High Point properties. Prior to joining the IHFC, Messner spent three years as the director of leasing for MMPI High Point, responsible for leasing temporary showrooms in the Suites at Market Square and the Plaza Suites buildings.

Staack has been named vice president of business development, handling home furnishings leasing for Las Vegas. Before joining World Market Center's leasing team in 2009, Staack owned and operated three furniture stores in Las Vegas.

Messner and Staack report to Tom Mitchell, IMC president of home furnishings.

Hershberg has been named vice president of home decor. Based in High Point, Hershberg most recently served as IHFC's vice president of accessory leasing since 2008, where he was responsible for the 100 percent occupancy rate for 560,000 square feet of space, the company said.

Powers has been named vice president of tradeshow/Las Vegas and will oversee the sales and management of the temporaries division at Las Vegas Market. Before joining World Market Center as director of business development in 2008, Powers served as a director of leasing for Merchandise Mart Properties, handling exhibitor sales for LA Mart, 7 W New York and The Chicago Market.

Hershberg and Powers will report to IMC's president of Gift+Home, currently held in an interim capacity by Georgia Davis.

"We are confident in the track records of these key team members," said Mitchell. "They represent some of the very best talent in the country and are incredibly in tune with the business, our industry, and our customers. We believe in their abilities to lead IMC's leasing teams to success in both cities and nationally."

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