Mack-Cali Realty Corporation announced a series of transactions in the redeployment of disposition proceeds as part of its announced strategic plan.
The company has sold approximately $400 million of assets year to date. Currently, Mack-Cali has contracts out for an additional $250 million of dispositions, $200 million of which it expects to close in the third quarter or early fourth quarter, with the remainder in early 2017.
In addition, the company is currently marketing for sale $200 million in assets for total potential sale proceeds of $850 million. The proceeds from these dispositions is expected to be used to pay down debt, fund development, and purchase suitable acquisitions.
The company has purchased two class A office assets for approximately $317 million in Hoboken, New Jersey, and Metropark, New Jersey, totaling approximately 830,000 square feet. Earlier this year, Mack-Cali also acquired three smaller assets for approximately $34 million.
“Disposing non-core assets strengthens our balance sheet and provides the necessary capital to make investments consistent with our strategic objectives,” said Michael J. DeMarco, Mack-Cali President. “We are continuing to make significant progress toward accomplishing the portfolio realignment goals we laid out for the company last year, including sourcing acquisition opportunities that will strengthen the portfolio and return significant value to shareholders. The contemplated dispositions will not affect our FFO guidance for 2016.”
The company’s acquisitions and dispositions are part of Mack-Cali’s broad-based portfolio realignment announced as part of their strategic plan last September on balance sheet management while focusing on increasing holdings in waterfront and transit-based locations.
To achieve this realignment, the Company had set a goal of $750 million in dispositions to help raise capital for reduction in debt, development funding and key acquisitions.