Mack-Cali Announces Lease Expansion with Pharmaceutical Firm

10/01/2008 Category: Leasing and Development

Forest Research Institute Expands at Harborside Financial Center in Jersey City

Edison, New Jersey—October 1, 2008—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced that Forest Research Institute, Inc., a subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc., has signed a new nine-year, 35,587 square-foot lease at Harborside Financial Center Plaza 5 in Jersey City, New Jersey. The firm now leases a total of 215,659 square feet at the 977,225 square-foot class A office building, with all of its leases expiring concurrently.

Coincident with the new lease, Forest Research is surrendering 22,785 square feet of space at Harborside Financial Center Plaza 3, which would have expired in approximately 18 months.

Harborside Plaza 5 is now 100 percent leased, while Harborside Plaza 3 is 99.3 percent leased.

Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive officer of Mack-Cali, commented, "We're delighted that Forest Research Institute has expanded its presence while consolidating at this prime waterfront office tower. Harborside Financial Center continues to attract and retain leading businesses from a diversity of industries."

Arthur Rosenbloom of Newmark Knight Frank 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 owns or has interests in 294 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 33.7 million square feet. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of approximately 2,200 tenants.

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