Mack-Cali Announces First Quarter Leasing Activity at Westchester and Fairfield County Properties

05/03/2011 Category: Leasing and Development

Edison, New Jersey—May 3, 2011—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced that it leased 165,125 square feet during the first quarter at its office and office/flex properties in Westchester County, New York and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Company-wide, Mack-Cali leased 1,128,595 square feet of space during the quarter.

Highlights of the first quarter transactions include:

  • Quintiles, Inc., a bio and pharmaceutical services provider, renewed its 18,620-square-foot lease at 8 Skyline Drive in Hawthorne. The 50,000-square-foot office/flex building, located in Mid-Westchester Executive Park, is 98.7 percent leased. The tenant was represented by Lawrence Ruggieri of Cushman & Wakefield in this transaction, and Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Danielle Rollins, leasing associate.
  • Conri Services, Inc., a warehousing and fulfillment services provider, signed a 13,252-square-foot expansion lease at 5 Skyline Drive, also in Hawthorne. Located in Mid-Westchester Executive Park, the 124,022-square-foot office/flex building is 99.6 percent leased. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Louis Amalfitano, senior director of leasing.
  • Basso Capital Management LP, an employee-owned hedge fund sponsor, signed a 12,192-square-foot lease renewal at Soundview Plaza, 1266 E. Main Street. The 179,260-square-foot office building is located in Stamford. Jay Hruska of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant in this transaction, and Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Louis Amalfitano.
  • Crestwood Technology Group, a distributor of military, defense, and aerospace parts, has renewed its lease and expanded their premises by relocating to 1 Odell Plaza in Yonkers, where they will now occupy a total of 11,770 square feet. Located in South Westchester Executive Park, the 106,000-square‑foot office/flex building is 99.9 percent leased. The tenant previously leased space at 200 Corporate Boulevard at South Westchester Executive Park, also in Yonkers. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Ivan Abry, senior director of leasing.
  • Publisher Hearst Communications Inc. signed a 10,267-square-foot lease renewal at 15 Skyline Drive in Hawthorne. The 55,000-square-foot office/flex building, located in Mid-Westchester Executive Park, is 100 percent leased. The tenant was represented by Stephen Baker of Cushman & Wakefield in this transaction, and Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Ivan Abry.

Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive officer of Mack-Cali, commented, “Despite challenging economic times, we continue to see solid leasing activity and to outperform in our key markets. These transactions are prime examples of Mack-Cali’s ability to attract and retain high credit quality 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 277 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 32.2 million square feet. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of over 2,000 tenants.

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