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New York, NY, January 14, 2014 - Olshan Properties, formerly MPI - Mall Properties Inc., today announced the promotion of two leading executives.  

Alan Howe has been named Vice President of Hotels for Olshan Properties while Carrie Richards, formerly Director of Operations at the hotel, now steps in for Mr. Howe as General Manager.  Ms. Richards will continue to report directly to Mr. Howe.

"With 25 years of service with Olshan Properties and specifically Hilton Columbus at Easton, we consider Alan Howe one of our company's essential assets whose strong interpersonal and operational skills coupled with his capable management style and exceptional working knowledge of our portfolio makes him uniquely well poised to contribute to the growth and prosperity of our company as our newest vice president," commented Olshan Properties CEO, Andrea Olshan.  

"We're also delighted to promote Carrie Richards to replace Alan as General Manager at the Hilton Columbus at Easton," added Ms. Olshan. "With her strong track record of driving performance at numerous properties, we're confident that the Hilton Columbus at Easton under her direction will continue to be one of the leading hotels in the Columbus market."

During his career with Olshan Properties working for the division of the former MPI, which was known as Olshan Hotel Management, Inc., Alan Howe has served as both General Manager of the Hilton Columbus at Easton and as the company's Regional Director for the Columbus, Ohio area overseeing the operations of the Residence Inn Columbus Easton and the Courtyard Columbus Easton.  As Vice President, Mr. Howe's new responsibilities now involve him directly in the development and day to day operations of Olshan Properties' hotel investments. 

A graduate of Cornell University's prestigious School of Hotel Administration Mr. Howe has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Columbus Lodging Council, the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association, Experience Columbus (Columbus' Convention and Visitor's Bureau), The Ohio State University Hospitality Advisory Board, as well as the Greater Columbus Soap Box Derby Association and the International Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio.

Carrie Richards joined the Hilton Columbus at Easton in 2005 as a Rooms Division Director and has more than ten years of hotel management experience.  Prior to joining Olshan Properties, she served as GM for Clarion Hotel in Dublin, OH and began her career in 1992 with Wyndham International for which she acted as General Manager of four unique properties.  Ms. Richards earned her Bachelors in Science from the University of Wisconsin, Stout in 1992.

About Olshan Properties

Olshan Properties, formerly known as MPI - Mall Properties, Inc. is a privately owned real estate firm specialized in the development, acquisition, leasing and management of commercial real estate for 55 years.  The close integration of investment and operating capabilities has given Olshan Properties a reputation as one of the leading private owner/operators of commercial real estate in the country. 

Olshan Properties currently owns and/or manages, individually or with its affiliated companies, a diverse portfolio of commercial properties including Retail, Hotel, Office, and Residential in eleven states.  For more information, click here.

Contact: For media - Margot Olcay, Rubenstein Associates

molcay@rubenstein.com / (212) 843-8284

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