Mack-Cali Announces First Quarter Leasing Results for Northern and Central New Jersey Portfolio

05/19/2004 Category: Leasing and Development

Cranford, New Jersey—May 19, 2004—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced it has completed 371,950 square feet of leasing transactions at its Northern and Central New Jersey properties during the first quarter of 2004. Company-wide, Mack-Cali completed 727,337 square feet of leasing transactions during the quarter.

Highlights of the first quarter transactions include:

  • Paragon Computer Professionals, Inc., a management and technology consulting firm, renewed its lease for 11,286 square feet at 25 Commerce Drive in Cranford. The 67,749 square-foot office building, located at the Cranford Business Park, is 100 percent leased. Larry Martin of Newmark Real Estate New Jersey, Inc. represented the tenant and Toni Casiano, in-house leasing director, represented Mack-Cali.

  • Medical Doctors and Designers, d/b/a HealthEd, a developer of patient education programs for pharmaceutical companies, signed a new lease for 10,701 square feet at 100 Walnut Avenue in Clark. The 182,555 square-foot class A office building is 94.6 percent leased. Barbara Gross of Sheldon Gross Realty, Inc. represented the tenant and Toni Casiano represented Mack-Cali.

  • Axxa Inc., an international money transfer company, signed a new lease for 9,008 square feet at 140 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus. The 239,680 square-foot class A office building is 94.6 percent leased. Richard A. Danesi, Brian J. Godau, and William Hassan of CB Richard Ellis represented the tenant and Christopher DeLorenzo, in-house senior leasing director, represented Mack-Cali.

    Leases signed in the quarter and previously announced include an 88,170 square-foot renewal with Deloitte & Touche USA LLP at Two Hilton Court in Parsippany and a 40,000 square-foot renewal with Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company for the entire building at 377 Summerhill Road in East Brunswick.

    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 265 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 28.9 million square feet. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of approximately 2,100 tenants.

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