Cardoso of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation leads sale of 5 Vaughn Drive in Princeton, NJ
Princeton, NJ — Mack-Cali Realty Corporation announced that it has completed the sale of 5 Vaughn Dr. in Princeton, NJ to American Equity Partners for a total of $7.5 million. “We continue to make great progress on our divestment strategy, which includes shedding suburban assets and fortifying our balance sheet,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, Board Chair and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. “We will remain diligent in our efforts to reduce corporate debt and re-focus on our core assets, including Harborside and multifamily assets across the region.” 5 Vaughn Dr. is a nearly 100,000 s/f, class A office building within the Princeton Metro Center complex, which is 30% leased. The complex is well-located, close to downtown Princeton and adjacent to the train station. The deal was led by Ricardo Cardoso, EVP and chief investment officer. “Ricardo and his team have done a fantastic job advancing our suburban disposition strategy, despite any obstacles the pandemic could have presented,” Gilmartin added. “I commend everyone on the team for getting yet another transaction over the finish line.” Last month the company announced the completion of the Phase 1 sale of its Parsippany and Giralda Farms portfolio, comprising 11 buildings in Morris County for a total of $167.6 million. In addition, the Company has closed on the sale of its 325 Columbia Turnpike asset in Florham Park, NJ for $25.8 million, as well as the first asset of its Phase II sales tranche of its Parsippany and Giralda portfolio, 9 Campus Dr. in Parsippany, NJ for $21.0 million.