Mack-Cali Leases Over 525,420 Square Feet at Northern and Central New Jersey Properties in Fourth Quarter

03/04/2010 Category: Leasing and Development

Edison, New Jersey—March 4, 2010—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced that it leased 525,420 square feet at its office properties in northern and central New Jersey during the fourth quarter. Portfolio-wide, Mack-Cali leased 901,468 square feet of space during the quarter.

Highlights of the fourth quarter transactions include:

  • LEO Pharma, a global pharmaceutical company, signed a new five-year, six-month, 12,654-square-foot lease for its new corporate headquarters at One Sylvan Way in Parsippany. Carolyn Sica and Kurt Burdack of CB Richard Ellis represented the tenant, and Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Brian Decillis, senior director of leasing. One Sylvan Way is a 150,557-square-foot, class A property located in Mack-Cali Business Campus.
  • Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a scientific, engineering, and technology applications company, signed a three-year, three-month, 22,781-square-foot lease renewal at One River Centre, 331 Newman Springs Road, Building II, in Red Bank. One River Centre is a three-building class A office complex totaling 437,472 square feet that is 100 percent leased. Steven Fleming of Jones Lang LaSalle represented the tenant, and Mack-Cali was represented in house by John O’Hearn and Erin Moran, both directors of leasing.
  • FirstEnergy Service Company, a diversified energy company, signed a five-year, 17,497-square-foot lease renewal at One River Centre, 331 Newman Springs Road, Building III, in Red Bank. Robert Bull and Philip Lipper of Studley represented the tenant. Mack-Cali was represented in house by Diane Chayes, vice president of leasing.
  • Systems Sales Corporation, a provider of life safety and commercial communications systems, signed a five-year, four-month lease renewal for 12,471 square feet at 1345 Campus Parkway in Wall Township. Robert Black of Grubb & Ellis represented the tenant, and Mack-Cali was represented in-house by John O’Hearn and Erin Moran. The 76,300-square-foot office/flex property, located in Monmouth Shores Corporate Park, is 85.4 percent leased.
  • Communication Resources Inc., a provider of communication solutions, signed a transaction for a total of 13,329 square feet at 1433 Route 34 in Wall Township. The transaction is comprised of a seven-year, four-month lease expansion for 7,567 square feet and a five-year, six-month lease renewal for 5,762 square feet. The spaces carry coterminous expiration dates. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Erin Moran and John O’Hearn. Located in Central Monmouth Business Park, 1433 Route 34 is a 69,020 square foot office/flex property.

In addition, Mack-Cali previously announced several leases in the fourth quarter totaling over 262,800 square feet. They include leases with A&E Distribution, Budd Larner, P.C., Integrated Communications, Corp., Pace LLC, and Torre Lazur Healthcare Group, Inc.

Mitchell E. Hersh, Mack-Cali president and chief executive officer, commented, “Today, tenants are looking for landlords that have strong balance sheets, exceptional assets, and a long-term ownership strategy. Because Mack-Cali has a proven track record of demonstrating these qualities, we are able to attract and retain high-quality tenants like these.”

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 289 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 33.2 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.

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