Mack-Cali Realty Corporation just announced that president Michael J. DeMarco will assume the title of chief executive officer of the Company and Mitchell Rudin will become vice chairman effective immediately. Marshall Tycher will continue as chairman of Roseland Residential Trust, Mack-Cali’s residential subsidiary.
Rudin and DeMarco both joined Mack-Cali in 2015 as CEO and COO, respectively.
“Given the strong success of Mack-Cali over the last two years under our leadership, the Company is well positioned to continue its strategic evolution. At this point in the process, in partnership with our board of directors, it was determined that I would assume the day to day leadership of the business and become chief executive officer and Mitch, my partner, would move to the newly created position of vice chairman, to continue his valuable role in the transformation of the Company. As we move ahead, Marshall, Mitch, and I are extremely enthused by the success of our transformation thus far and by the opportunities to continue to grow our dual, office and multi-family platform focused on the Hudson River Waterfront and transit-based markets. We couldn’t be more confident in the direction of the Company, our revitalized culture, and our improving operations and balance sheet.” said DeMarco in a press release.
DeMarco is a veteran real estate investment professional with more than 30 years of industry experience. He joined Mack-Cali in 2015 as the president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. DeMarco held various leadership roles with several prominent real estate industry enterprises including Vornado Realty Trust, Fortress Investments, and Lehman Brothers Real Estate Investment Banking Group.