Mack-Cali Leases 55,000 Square Feet at Rockland County Property

03/30/2004 Category: Leasing and Development

Cranford, New Jersey—March 30, 2004—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced it has signed a new lease for 55,000 square feet at One Ramland Road in Orangeburg, New York. The lease, which carries a 66-month term, was signed with WMC Mortgage Corp.

WMC Mortgage Corp., headquartered in California, will locate its new Northeast area wholesale mortgage processing center at the facility.

A press conference was recently held at the building with government officials and business executives to discuss the transaction, which is expected to generate approximately 300 jobs in the local market. At the event were The Honorable Charles Gargano, Chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, representing The Honorable George E. Pataki, New York Governor; The Honorable C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive; Michael Maloney, Senior Vice President of WMC Mortgage Corp.; and Mitchell E. Hersh, Chief Executive Officer of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation.

Mitchell E. Hersh commented, "We're very pleased to welcome WMC Mortgage as a Mack-Cali tenant." He added, "This transaction underscores our commitment to securing leases with high-quality companies."

One Ramland Road is a 232,000 square-foot office/flex building owned by a joint venture of Mack-Cali and a private developer. DaimlerChrysler also occupies a portion of the building.

WMC Mortgage Corp., headquartered in Woodland Hills, California, is one of the country's leading sub-prime wholesale lenders. WMC Mortgage Corp. is the provider of the first 100% business-to-business website——for mortgage originators that need non-prime products. Formerly Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Company, WMC Mortgage Corp. was founded as Pacific Western Mortgage Company in 1955.

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.

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