Mack-Cali Leases Over 182,600 Square Feet in Suburban Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Portfolio in First Quarter

05/09/2002 Category: Leasing and Development

Cranford, New Jersey—May 9, 2002—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced it completed 182,614 square feet of leasing transactions at its suburban Philadelphia and southern New Jersey properties during the first quarter of 2002.

Highlights of these transactions include:

  • Barnett International, a division of Parexel International, L.L.C., a global biopharmaceutical outsourcing organization, renewed its lease for 58,018 square feet for five years at Rose Tree Corporate Center II at 1400 N. Providence Road in Media, Pennsylvania, a 160,000 square-foot office building. Tony Rossi of The Staubach Company of Pennsylvania, Inc. represented the tenant and Jake Fruncillo, in-house leasing director, represented Mack-Cali in the transaction.
  • Turner Investment Partners, an investment advisory firm, consolidated and expanded its offices to a total of 39,644 square feet at 1205 Westlakes Drive in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. The transaction included a term extension through 2011. Located at Westlakes Office Park, 1205 Westlakes Drive is a 130,265 square-foot class A office property. Jeff Mack of Smith, Mack & Co., Inc. represented the tenant and Jake Fruncillo represented Mack-Cali.
  • Vitality Food Service, a beverage provider to the food service industry, renewed its lease for 14,700 square feet for 10 years at 5 Terri Lane in Burlington Township, New Jersey. Located at Bromley Commons, 5 Terri Lane is a 74,555 square-foot office/flex building. Donna Bleiler, in-house leasing director, represented Mack-Cali in the transaction.
  • Foundations Inc., a non-profit organization promoting elementary school enrichment programs, signed a new lease for 9,600 square feet for three years at 2 Executive Drive in Moorestown, New Jersey, a 60,800 square-foot office/flex building located in Moorestown West Corporate Center. Donna Bleiler represented Mack-Cali in lease negotiations.

Mitchell E. Hersh, chief executive officer of Mack-Cali, commented, "These transactions demonstrate Mack-Cali's ability to service our very diverse tenant base throughout our core Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets."

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 268 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 28.7 million square feet. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of approximately 2,300 tenants.

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