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Roseland announces key investment activity in the Hudson River Waterfront & Boston Markets

Weehawken, NJ — Mack-Cali Realty Corp. announced Roseland Residential Trust (Roseland) reached an agreement or completed the acquisition of various partners’ interests in Port Imperial on the NJ Waterfront and in East Boston. In addition, Roseland is actively marketing for sale Andover Place in Andover, MA.

Roseland Residential Trust was formed January 1 to own, manage, and develop Mack-Cali’s luxury multi-family residential portfolio. As part of the formation, Marshall Tycher became chairman and Andrew Marshall became president and chief operating officer. The multi-family portfolio is projected to more than double in size from 7,000 apartment homes either operating or in construction to over 14,000 apartments by year-end 2018.Roseland agreed to: Port Imperial:

• Weehawken, NJ: The buyout of its partner’s interests in five Port Imperial waterfront development parcels. Concurrent with the acquisition, Roseland commenced construction on one of the acquired parcels, RiverHouse, a 100% wholly owned 295-apartment home community.

• Weehawken: The buyout of its partner’s interests in Port Imperial South 4/5 Garage and Retail, thereby increasing Roseland’s ownership to 70%.

• Weehawken: Parcel 2 (potential condo parcel) will be transferred to a new entity with Roseland and its joint venture partner each holding a 50% ownership stake. The cost of the Weehawken transactions is $36 million.

• West NY, NJ: The buyout of its partner’s 25% subordinate interest in RiverTrace, a 316-apartment community. Roseland now holds a 50% subordinate interest in the joint venture with UBS. The cost of the acquisition was $11.3 million.East Boston:

• East Boston, MA: Acquired its majority partner’s interest in the 175-apartment Portside at East Pier 7 on the East Boston Waterfront, thereby increasing Roseland’s interest to 85%. The cost of the acquisition was $38.1 million. Roseland is currently building the adjacent 296-apartment project, Portside 5/6, also 85% owned by Roseland.“The acquisitions outlined above provide Roseland with greater ownership along one of NJ’s most valuable remaining waterfront areas, in addition to our waterfront presence in East Boston. It enables us to achieve one of our primary strategic objectives to be the premier waterfront developer and owner in NJ and other Core markets,” said Tycher, chairman of Roseland. “We were able to reach this goal at very attractive valuations, while at the same time greatly simplifying the ownership of our holdings.”

These transactions result in Roseland acquiring 100% interests in land holdings in five valuable Port Imperial waterfront parcels with development potential for 900 apartment homes and 300,000 square feet of office space, in addition to greater ownership interests of 175 apartment homes in the master-planned Portside at East Pier community. Additionally, Roseland increased its participation to an 85% interest in Portside 5/6—a 296-apartment home project currently under construction, as well as Portside 1-4—a planned mixed-use project, all at Portside at East Pier facing downtown Boston.

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