We’re Hiring!

Do you love markets, special events, public spaces in DC? Want to be part of what makes the DMV special?
DMM is currently seeking passionate, resourceful and engaged individual(s) for three positions.
Come work for a dynamic company activating spaces, helping small businesses thrive by connecting them with community and commerce; and have fun executing exciting events in the DC region.





Diverse Markets Management, LLC (DMM) is a DC-based firm specializing in the development, programming and management of outdoor public exhibitor markets and special events. Principals in the firm are experienced leaders in specialty vending, in managing relations with this unique group of small business entrepreneurs, and in recruiting quality local talent for entertainment. DMM is an active Certified Business Enterprise in DC Government’s Department of Small & Local Business Development program.


Venues currently managed are The Flea Market at Eastern Market, The Downtown Holiday Market, The Lot SW (several events including MarketSW and SW Farmers Market) all in Washington, DC. Recently developed and managed events include Crystal City Crafts Market, Arlington, VA; and Beacon Market, Silver Spring, MD.


Members of the DMM team have a lengthy and successful history of working together at Eastern Market. Key attributes of the team include principle participation of the founding manager of The Flea Market at Eastern Market, decades of business activity as exhibitors and managers there, and long working relationships with other stakeholders at the market.


At The Flea Market at Eastern Market, previously voted among the top flea markets in the world, DMM contracts with both the DC Department of General Services and 700 Penn, Inc for its event management. At the Downtown Holiday Market, now considered one of the top five holiday markets in the country, DMM is sponsored by the Downtown BID. At The LotSW, it works with both Cushman-Wakefield and the SW BID. Crystal City Crafts Market was sponsored by Crystal City BID. And Beacon Market, by the Silver Spring Urban District.


Our team also managed the Art Market for the renowned Arts on Foot festival for the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association and Downtown BID and has managed markets in partnership with the Capitol Riverfront BID, the Mount Vernon Triangle CID, the Rosslyn BID and the federal government. It has worked with private companies such as Madison Marquette and Macerich (Tysons Corner Center), JBG and Forest City (Lot SW) in providing special events. Because our team has actual investments and livelihoods based on event planning, we are personally committed to an event’s success. We are strongly dedicated to developing and integrating events that enhance the community.


Michael Berman

Executive Director

Michael Berman has experience in the fine arts, art community organizing, land planning, historic preservation, real estate, property management, and the development of outdoor markets. He is a practicing artist and active exhibitor. Michael has worked with both public and governmental agencies, as well as privately funded companies in arts related programs and exhibiting. He served as a board member of the Public Space Planning and Management Corporation, which provided the District with advice and oversight concerning vending laws, planning and management. Michael maintains his studio on Capitol Hill and is a member of many local and city organizations.



Tom Rall


Tom Rall, whose manager of the Flea Market at Eastern Market, for nearly 30 years, helped build the Sunday market into what has been called one of the "best small markets in the country". He turned what once was an under-used public space on Sundays into a contributing element of an economic revitalization that realtors and guides call the "heart of Capitol Hill". Tom has deep ties to the Capitol Hill community and has been a contributing member of the pillar organizations that keep the Hill a proud and rich neighborhood.



Jeff Taliaferro


Jeff Taliaferro joined the company as a director in May 2014. His company JWT Financial Consulting, has provided financial management services for several years. He has extensive experience in internal financial management reporting and a diverse background in a wide-range of industries including: Public Sector, Homeland Security, Commercial, State & Local and Healthcare. He has a proven track record for improving financial efficiency through effective utilization of information technology.