Mack-Cali Leases Over 505,000 Square Feet in Northern and Central New Jersey Portfolio in Second Quarter

08/14/2002 Category: Leasing and Development

Cranford, New Jersey—August 14, 2002—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced it has completed 505,250 square feet of leasing transactions at its Northern and Central New Jersey office properties during the second quarter of 2002.

Highlights include:

  • Cendant Operations, Inc. a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation, a provider of travel and residential real estate services, signed a six-year, 145,983 square-foot lease at 7 Sylvan Way in the Mack-Cali Business Campus in Parsippany, New Jersey. Cendant now leases 100% of the class A office building through 2011. Patrick Eichner, in-house leasing director, represented Mack-Cali in the transaction.

  • GAB Robins North America, Inc., a national insurance industry service provider, has renewed 75,049 square feet for five years at 9 Campus Drive in the Mack-Cali Business Campus. The 156,495 square-foot class A office property is 96.7% leased. Patrick Eichner represented Mack-Cali.

  • Meridian Health System, owner and operator of health care facilities, has leased a total of 42,616 square feet for 10 years at 1350 Campus Parkway at Monmouth Shores Corporate Park in Wall Township, New Jersey. The transaction represents a renewal of 17,766 square feet and expansion of 24,850 square feet. The 79,747 square-foot class A office building is 100% leased. Harvey Schultz of The Schultz Organization represented the tenant and Diane Chayes, in-house senior director of leasing, represented Mack-Cali.

  • Washington Mutual Bank, a subsidiary of Washington Mutual, Inc., a national financial services company, signed a new lease for 27,349 square feet for five years at 100 Walnut Avenue in Clark, New Jersey. The 182,555 square-foot office building is 100% leased. Philip Heilpern of Insignia/ESG, Inc. represented the tenant and Toni Casiano, in-house leasing director, represented Mack-Cali.

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 259 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings and one hotel property located in the Northeast totaling approximately 27.4 million square feet. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of approximately 2,000 tenants.

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