Mack-Cali Announces Lease With a Major International Bank

08/23/2006 Category: Leasing and Development

Firm Leases Over 228,000 Square Feet at Jersey City Complex

Cranford, New Jersey—August 23, 2006—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced that a major international bank has leased 228,193 square feet at Harborside Financial Center Plaza 1 on the Jersey City waterfront. The lease, which carries a term of 10 years and six months, consists of a renewal of 90,000 square feet and an expansion of 138,193 square feet.

Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive officer, commented, "This transaction is in line with one of Mack-Cali's strategic objectives of signing long-term leases with top-caliber tenants." He added, "We welcome this firm's expansion at Harborside Financial Center, which has become an attractive office location due to its wealth of amenities, excellent transportation access, and significant financial incentives."

Harborside Plaza 1, a 400,000 square-foot class A office building located at Harborside Financial Center, is 79.3 percent leased. A modernization project was completed at the building earlier in the year.

David Maurer-Hollaender led the team of New Jersey and New York brokers from CB Richard Ellis that represented the tenant in the transaction.

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 currently owns or has interests in 320 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 35.9 million square feet. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of approximately 2,600 tenants. Additional information on Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is available on the Company's website at

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