MALDEF Property Management Corporation (MPMC)

MALDEF Property Management Corporation (MPMC), a 501(c)(3) organization, manages the building which serves as the National Headquarters and Los Angeles Regional Offices for MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund). The MPMC building also serves as a unique professional environment primarily for other non-profit organizations that provide assistance to minority and other underserved communities. MPMC enables organizations with similar missions to collaborate and share resources to foster positive social change. The 12-story, Art Deco Design structure known as The Banks Huntley Building was built in the 1930’s and is located in the Creative Gallery Row District of downtown Los Angeles. It was registered as a Historic Landmark Building in 1997. The building has beautiful marble flooring throughout the common areas with wood and marble walls on each floor. The building is a steel structure with reinforced concrete. It was retrofitted in 1992 to meet all current commercial building standards including seismic upgrades. It boasts over 3,300 square feet of penthouse space with views of the historic downtown district. Commercial office space is available for lease. Meeting rooms are also available for rent as well as large rooms and open spaces ideal for hosting a variety of events.

Office & Event Space for Lease

The beautiful, historic Banks Huntley Building, located in the Gallery Row district of downtown L.A., offers office space close to the Federal Court House and City Hall, with numerous restaurants in the area and light rail for commuters. Ideal for non-profits, but for-profit organizations are also welcome. We have very reasonable rates with Full Service Gross. Ground-floor event and conference space is available in a gorgeous Art Deco setting, perfect for private functions, weddings, business meetings, and more. For additional information, please contact Mayra del Cid at or (213) 629-2512, ext. 110. You may also contact the Finance Department at (213) 629-2512, x112 or x102, MPMC’s building engineer, Carlito Manasan, at x117 or by email at

Financial Information:

MALDEF/MPMC tax returns are available for public inspection. Electronic and/or hard copies will be provided immediately when an emailed or in-person request is received, and within 30 days of receipt of mailed requests. Reasonable copying and postage fees will apply.

Please contact MALDEF’s Finance Department at (213) 629-2512 or email

MALDEF Property Management Corporation (MPMC) Officers


Charlene Aguilar
(South Bend, IN)

Vice Chair

Hector J. Cuellar
Gassó Capital Markets
Managing Director
Crewe Capital, LLC
(Newport Coast, CA)


Maria Estela de Rios
Chairman & CEO
ORION International Technologies, Inc.
(Albuquerque, NM)


Thomas B. Reston
(Washington, DC)

MALDEF Property Management Corporation (MPMC) Members

Morris J. (Mike) Baller
Of Counsel
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
(Oakland, CA)

Lydia Camarillo
Vice President
Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP)
(San Antonio, TX)

William Candelaria
(New York, NY)

Norma V. Cantú
Professor of Law & Education
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
(Austin, TX)

Gregory Hinojosa Evans
(Los Angeles, CA)

Mercedes Márquez
Founder and President
Marquez Community Strategy
(Los Angeles, CA)

Carlos Singer
Deputy Chief Counsel
Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles
(Los Angeles, CA)

Alex Vasquez
Assoc. General Counsel of Corporate Affairs
Walmart Legal Department
(Bentonville, AR)

Peter Villegas
Vice President and Head of Latin Affairs
The Coca-Cola Company
(Irvine, CA)

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund