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

03/15/2005 Category: Leasing and Development

Cranford, New Jersey—March 15, 2005—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced it has completed 1,039,740 square feet of leasing transactions at its Northern and Central New Jersey properties during the fourth quarter. Company-wide, Mack-Cali leased over 1.5 million square feet during the quarter. Highlights of the fourth quarter transactions include:

  • Pfizer, Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, signed a lease for 154,592 square feet at 5 Wood Hollow Road in Parsippany. The 317,040 square-foot class A office building is 100% leased. Lee Kosmac and Joel Orenstein of Newmark Real Estate and Eric Witmondt and David Simson of GVA Williams represented the tenant.
  • A&E Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of retailer A&E Stores, Inc., signed a new lease for 63,400 square feet at Mack-Cali Airport in Little Ferry. The 286,628 square-foot office building is 88.6% leased. Jay Opper and Gregg Najarian of Studley Real Estate Services represented the tenant and John Donnelly, in-house leasing director, represented Mack-Cali.
  • Citigroup Global Markets, a provider of investment banking, asset management and advisory services, leased 26,262 square feet at 140 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus. The lease consisted of a 22,886 square-foot renewal and a 3,376 square-foot expansion. The 239,680 square-foot class A office building is 100% leased. Citigroup also signed a renewal for 21,922 square feet at 325 Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park, a 100% leased, 168,144 square-foot class A office building. Edward DaCosta of CB Richard Ellis represented the tenant in both transactions.
  • Summit Equities, Inc., a money management firm, leased 32,311 square feet at 4 Campus Drive in Parsippany. The transaction consisted of a 23,811 square-foot renewal and an 8,500 square-foot expansion. The 147,475 square-foot class A office building, located at Mack-Cali Business Campus, is 95.8% leased. Mark Trevisan and Sean Morley of CB Richard Ellis represented the tenant and Michael Nevins, in-house vice president of leasing, represented Mack-Cali.

Also during the quarter, as previously announced, at Harborside Financial Center in Jersey City, Morgan Stanley renewed its lease of 306,170 square feet at Harborside Plaza 2 and Forest Laboratories expanded its space by 36,452 square feet at Harborside Plaza 5.

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 269 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 30.1 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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