Mack-Cali Leases Over 360,000 Square Feet at Jersey City Complex

01/04/2005 Category: Leasing and Development

Transactions at Harborside Financial Center Include a Lease Extension with Morgan Stanley for Over 306,000 Square Feet

Cranford, New Jersey--January 4, 2005--Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced it has leased 361,277 square feet at Harborside Financial Center on the Jersey City waterfront.

The transactions include:

  • Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm, extended its 306,170 square-foot lease through 2013 at Harborside Plaza 2. The 761,200 square-foot class A office building is 100% leased. Philip Sprayregen of Byrnam Wood, LLC represented Morgan Stanley.
  • Forest Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company, expanded its space by 36,452 square feet for approximately 12 years at Harborside Plaza 5. Forest Laboratories now leases 180,072 square feet at the class A office building, which totals 980,000 square feet and is 79% leased. Arthur Rosenbloom of Newmark & Company represented the tenant and Mark Ravesloot of CB Richard Ellis and Jane Greenblatt, in-house senior director of leasing and development, represented Mack-Cali.
  • Amdocs Inc., a provider of customer relations software, leased 18,655 square feet for 10 years at Harborside Plaza 5. Aaron Ellison of CBRE represented the tenant and Mark Ravesloot and Jane Greenblatt represented Mack-Cali.

    Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive officer of Mack-Cali, commented, "Morgan Stanley has been a tenant at Harborside for 12 years and we're very pleased to continue to serve its evolving office space requirements." Hersh added, "All three lease transactions demonstrate Harborside's appeal as a prime office location for leading corporations, as well as Mack- Cali's commitment to building long-term relationships with its tenants."

    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 273 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 29.6 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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