Mack-Cali Honors Westchester/Connecticut Brokers

02/12/2004 Category: Miscellaneous

--William Cuddy of CB Richard Ellis Receives Broker of the Year Award--

Cranford, New Jersey--February 12, 2004--Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE:CLI) today announced that it recently presented its 2003 Broker Hall of Fame Awards for the Westchester/Connecticut regions. The event was held at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York.

Honorees included:

  • William V. Cuddy, CB Richard Ellis, Broker of the Year.
  • Greg Frisoli, Cushman and Wakefield, Most Deals by an Individual Broker.
  • Cushman and Wakefield and CB Richard Ellis, Most Deals by a Firm.
  • David Post, Northeast Realty, Largest Lease-- Office Space, for the Acord lease transaction at Blue Hill Plaza.
  • Noel Flagg and Patti Valenti, Newmark and Company, Largest Lease -- Flex Space, for the Optical Distributors lease transaction at 4 Skyline Drive.
  • Howard Greenberg, Howard Properties, Ltd., Most Creative Deal, for the Levitt Fuirst Associates lease transaction at 1 Executive Boulevard.
  • Tim Donahue, McCarthy O'Callaghan, and Michael Rao, Cushman and Wakefield, and Brian Carcaterra, Newmark and Company, Newcomers of the Year.
  • Patrick Colwell, George Lambros and Maureen O'Boyle, Cushman and Wakefield, Acquisition Deal, for the Schott Corporation sale to Mack-Cali of 3 Odell Plaza in Yonkers and its lease at 555 Taxter Road in Elmsford.

    At the event, Mitchell E. Hersh, chief executive officer, and Michael Grossman, executive vice president, reflected on the year's highlights and outlined the company's plans and opportunities for the brokers in 2004.

    In New York and Connecticut, where Mack-Cali owns or has interests in 85 properties totaling approximately 6.5 million square feet, the company completed 1.2 million square feet of lease transactions during 2003. 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 263 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 28.3 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.

    Additional information on Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is available on the Company's website at

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