Mack-Cali Enters Metro D.C. Multi-Family Market Through Joint Venture
Acquisition of 828-unit Property
EDISON, N.J., March 21, 2013
EDISON, N.J., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
(NYSE: CLI) today announced that in a joint venture with a fund advised by UBS
Global Asset Management it has acquired the 828-unit multi-family property
known as Crystal House in the Crystal City section of Arlington, Virginia, for
approximately $262.5 million. The acquisition includes land to accommodate the
development of approximately 295 additional units, 252 of which are currently
approved. The venture has obtained a $165 million mortgage loan from Walker &
Dunlop, LLC under the Delegated Underwriting and Servicing program of Fannie
The luxury multi-family property currently consists of two twelve-story towers
with garage and surface parking. The units are comprised of studios, one, two,
and three bedrooms and boast large, well laid out floor plans. The property,
which is 95.7 percent leased, was acquired from Avalon Bay.
Crystal House offers residents an impressive amenity package including a
rooftop fitness center and sky deck, Olympic-sized swimming pool, concierge
service, as well as on-site retail. The property is ideally located – one
block to the Metro, a short drive from Reagan National Airport, and close to
the high-end retail shops at Pentagon City. Residents also enjoy the abundant
restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and history that Washington, D.C. is
Mack-Cali's Roseland subsidiary will manage the property and will oversee the
renovation of the unrented units to "designer" standards, repositioning the
asset to bring it in line with the best-in-class standards Roseland is known
Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive officer of Mack-Cali,
commented, "The Mack‑Cali/Roseland team is thrilled to be entering the Metro
D.C. market, one that offers enormous potential. When we've completed the
renovation project, we are confident that we'll be able to command rents at
the highest end of the market."
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 279
properties, consisting of 271 office and office/flex properties totaling
approximately 31.6 million square feet and eight multi-family rental
properties containing over 2,900 residential units, all located in the
Northeast. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of
real estate opportunities to its diverse base of commercial and residential
Additional information on Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is available on the
Company's website at www.mack-cali.com.
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Contacts: Barry Lefkowitz Ilene Jablonski
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
Executive Vice President Vice President of Marketing
and Chief Financial Officer (732) 590-1000
SOURCE Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
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