Mack-Cali Leases Over 780,000 Square Feet at Northern and Central New Jersey Properties in Third Quarter

10/31/2011 Category: Leasing and Development

Edison, New Jersey—October 31, 2011—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced that it leased 782,864 square feet at its office properties in northern and central New Jersey during the third quarter. Portfolio-wide, Mack-Cali leased 1,245,345 square feet of space during the quarter.

Highlights of the third quarter transactions include:

  • HQ Global Workplaces LLC, a provider of workplace solutions, signed two new lease transactions totaling 36,158 square feet. They include a 20,635-square-foot lease at 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City, a Mack-Cali on the Hudson property, and a 15,523-square-foot lease at 50 Tice Boulevard in Woodcliff Lake. The over 1.2 million-square-foot 101 Hudson Street is 86.6 percent leased and 50 Tice Boulevard, a 235,000-square-foot office building, is 89.1 percent leased. Kurt Burdack and Carolyn B. Sica, both of CB Richard Ellis, represented the tenant in the transactions.
  • Capsugel, Inc., a manufacturer of drug delivery systems, signed a new 27,496-square-foot lease transaction at 412 Mt. Kemble Avenue in Morris Township. Robert Ryan, Nicholas Hilton, and Christopher Hanenberg, all of CB Richard Ellis, represented the tenant. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Brian Decillis, senior director of leasing.
  • Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, signed lease transactions totaling 24,337 square feet at 101 Hudson Street. The transactions include a 14,196-square-foot renewal and a 10,141‑square-foot expansion. The tenant was represented by Harlan Hollander of Cushman & Wakefield. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Thomas Savoca, senior director of leasing.
  • Accounting firm Untracht Early Management, Inc. signed two lease transactions totaling 23,989 square feet at 325 Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park. The transactions include a 20,480-square-foot renewal and a 3,509-square-foot expansion. The 168,144-square-foot building is 94.9 percent leased. The tenant was represented by James Sousa of Weichert Commercial Brokerage. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Brian Golden, leasing associate.
  • Intersil Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance semiconductors, signed a new 21,479-square-foot lease at One Grande Commons, 440 Route 22 East, in Bridgewater. The 198,376-square-foot office building is 93.4 percent leased. Thomas Semler of CresaPartners represented the tenant in the transaction. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Richard Travaglini, senior director of leasing.
  • NB Ventures, Inc., a provider of procurement services, signed lease transactions totaling 17,776 square feet at 100 Walnut Avenue in Clark. The transactions included a 12,167-square-foot renewal and a 5,609-square-foot expansion. The 182,555-square foot office building is 100 percent leased. Barbara Gross of Sheldon Gross Realty represented the tenant in the transactions. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Toni Casiano, senior director of leasing.
  • AmeriCredit Financial Services, Inc., a leading independent automobile finance company, signed an expansion lease for 15,219 square feet at Mack-Cali Centre II, Mack-Cali Centre II in Paramus. The 348,510-square-foot office building is 85.5 percent leased. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Richard Eyre, director of leasing.

Also during the quarter, Mack-Cali announced it would develop a 203,000-square-foot class A office building for Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, enabling the hospitality company to consolidate its Parsippany, NJ-based workforce within a single campus. In conjunction with this agreement, Wyndham Worldwide signed a 249,409-square-foot renewal lease for its adjacent headquarters building at 22 Sylvan Way in the Mack-Cali Business Campus. Wyndham leases 100 percent of the building.

Mitchell E. Hersh, Mack-Cali president and chief executive officer, commented, “Mack-Cali’s ongoing commitment to offering a superior product, strong sponsorship, and an unmatched ‘Tenants First’ philosophy continues to allow us to attract and retain 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 278 properties, primarily office and office/flex buildings located in the Northeast, totaling approximately 32.4 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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