Mack-Cali Signs Definitive Contracts for the Acquisition of The Gale Real Estate Services Company and Interests in 20 New Jersey Office Properties

03/13/2006 Category: Acquisitions

Cranford, New Jersey—March 13, 2006—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced it has signed definitive contracts for its previously announced agreements in principle to acquire The Gale Real Estate Services Company and interests in approximately 2.8 million square feet of office properties in New Jersey. The transactions are expected to close in April.

Pursuant to the contracts, Mack-Cali will:

  • Acquire The Gale Real Estate Services Company for $12 million in cash, $10 million in common operating partnership units, and up to an additional $18 million in cash based on an earn-out formula. Mack-Cali will also acquire from affiliates of The Gale Real Estate Services Company stakes in certain development/joint ventures with institutional investors on terms to be determined prior to closing.
  • Acquire substantially all the ownership interests in 13 class A office properties, valued at $378 million, and totaling 1.9 million square feet in Northern and Central New Jersey. (Included in this total is 343 Thornall Street in Edison, in which Mack-Cali previously indicated it would acquire only a half interest.)
  • Acquire approximately one-half of the ownership interests in seven class A office properties, valued at $127.5 million, and totaling approximately 900,000 square feet, also in Northern and Central New Jersey.

The transactions will be financed through a combination of the assumption of, and placement of new, mortgage debt, credit facility drawings, cash and the issuance of common operating partnership units.

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 277 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 30.9 million square feet. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of approximately 2,300 tenants. Additional information on Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is available on the Company's website at

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