The Children’s Museum of Manhattan 212 West 83rd Street, NYC) today announced it has appointed Shannon Bauer Aronson and Matthew Messinger as new co-chairs of its Board of Trustees.
The public announcement was held to follow the purchase of 361 Central Park West as a new site for the Museum, as well as the selection of FXCollaborative as the architectural firm that will handle the building’s redesign and transformation. The new site, scheduled to open in late 2021, will offer approximately twice the exhibit space of the current site and will allow CMOM to double the number of visitors it now serves.
Bauer Aronson is a principal at Iliad Realty Group, a privately held real estate investment company focused on acquiring and developing properties in New York, Texas and Florida. She joined Iliad in 2014 from the Acquisitions and Capital Markets group at Vornado Realty Trust.
In her roles she brings an exceptional breadth of real estate experience including acquisitions, development, investor relations, capital markets, private capital raising, joint-venture structuring, direct lending and equity/debt work-outs.
Messinger is the President and CEO of Trinity Place Holdings (TPHS), a publicly traded, vertically integrated real estate investment, asset management and development company, with properties and development projects in New York, New Jersey and Florida.
Before joining TPHS, Messinger served as Executive Vice President and Director of Investment Management at Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC). In this role, Messinger led the New York Investment Committee of FCRC and served on the Investment Committee and Executive Management Committee of its parent corporation.
He has extensive development, asset management, finance, strategic planning and tax credit structuring experience across a wide range of asset classes including retail, hotel, residential, office, arena and professional sports teams.