Mack-Cali Sells its Sole Asset in Iowa

08/02/2001 Category: Dispositions

Cranford, New Jersey—August 2, 2001—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced it has sold its only asset in Iowa, Century III, a 72,265 square-foot office building in West Des Moines.

The property, located at 2600 Westown Parkway in the Century Office Campus, was sold to 2600 Westown, L.C. and CIII, L.C. for $5.4 million.

Mitchell E. Hersh, chief executive officer of Mack-Cali, commented, "This sale represents yet another step in our efforts to exit markets that do not fit our strategic profile. We look forward to redeploying these proceeds to further build on our strong presence in high-barrier-to-entry markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions."

Allan Murow and Bill Wright of Grubb & Ellis/Pacific Realty represented Mack-Cali in the transaction.

Mack-Cali plans to sell an additional 4.6 million square feet of office assets in markets such as Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Denver and Phoenix within the next two years.

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is a fully-integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) providing management, leasing, development, construction and other tenant-related services for its class A real estate portfolio. Mack-Cali owns or has interests in 267 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 28.4 million square feet. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of over 2,400 tenants.

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Certain information discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal Securities law. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those risks, trends and uncertainties are the general economic climate; the supply of and demand for office, office/flex and industrial/warehouse properties; interest rate levels; the availability of financing; and other risks associated with the development and acquisition of properties, including risks that the development may not be completed on schedule, that the tenants will not take occupancy or pay rent, or that development or operating costs may be greater than anticipated. For further information on factors which could impact the Company and the statements contained herein, reference should be made to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and annual reports on Form 10-K.