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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

x   ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016

 

o    TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Commission File Number:  1-13274 Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

Commission File Number:  333-57103: Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.

 

MACK-CALI REALTY CORPORATION

MACK-CALI REALTY, L.P.

(Exact Name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland (Mack-Cali Realty Corporation)

 

22-3305147 (Mack-Cali Realty Corporation)

Delaware (Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.)

 

22-3315804 (Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

Harborside 3, 210 Hudson St., Ste. 400, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

07311

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip code)

 

(732) 590-1010

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

(Title of Each Class)

 

(Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered)

 

 

 

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

 

 

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

 

New York Stock Exchange

 

 

 

Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.

 

 

None

 

None

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

None

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.

 

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

 

YES x NO o

Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.

 

YES x NO o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act.

 

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

 

YES o NO x

Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.

 

YES o NO x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

 

YES x NO o

Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.

 

YES x NO o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

 

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

 

YES x NO o

Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.

 

YES x NO o

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendments to this Form 10-K.  o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation:

 

Large accelerated filer x

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

Smaller reporting company o

 

Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.:

 

Large accelerated filer x

 

Accelerated filer ¨

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

Smaller reporting company ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.)

 

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

 

YES o NO x

Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.

 

YES o NO x

 

As of June 30, 2016, the aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation was $2,382,974,937.  The aggregate market value was computed with reference to the closing price on the New York Stock Exchange on such date.  This calculation does not reflect a determination that persons are affiliates for any other purpose.  The registrant has no non-voting common stock.

 

As of February 24, 2017, 89,844,700 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value, of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (“Common Stock”) were outstanding.

 

Mack-Cali Realty, L.P. does not have any class of common equity that is registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act.

 

LOCATION OF EXHIBIT INDEX:  The index of exhibits is contained herein on page number 134.

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE:  Portions of the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation’s definitive proxy statement for fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 to be issued in conjunction with the registrant’s annual meeting of shareholders expected to be held on June 7, 2017 are incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K.  The definitive proxy statement will be filed by the registrant with the SEC not later than 120 days from the end of the registrant’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

 

 

 



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EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

This report combines the annual reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and Mack-Cali Realty, L.P. Unless stated otherwise or the context otherwise requires, references to the “Operating Partnership” mean Mack-Cali Realty, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, and references to the “General Partner” mean Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, a Maryland corporation and real estate investment trust (“REIT”), and its subsidiaries, including the Operating Partnership.  References to the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” mean collectively the General Partner, the Operating Partnership and those entities/subsidiaries consolidated by the General Partner.

 

The Operating Partnership conducts the business of providing leasing, management, acquisition, development, construction and tenant-related services for its General Partner.  The Operating Partnership, through its operating divisions and subsidiaries, including the Mack-Cali property-owning partnerships and limited liability companies is the entity through which all of the General Partner’s operations are conducted.  The General Partner is the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership and has exclusive control of the Operating Partnership’s day-to-day management.

 

As of December 31, 2016, the General Partner owned an approximate 89.5 percent common unit interest in the Operating Partnership. The remaining approximate 10.5 percent common unit interest is owned by limited partners.  The limited partners of the Operating Partnership are (1) persons who contributed their interests in properties to the Operating Partnership in exchange for common units (each, a “Common Unit”) or preferred units of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership or (2) recipients of long term incentive plan units of the Operating Partnership pursuant to the General Partner’s executive compensation plans.

 

A Common Unit of the Operating Partnership and a share of common stock of the General Partner (the “Common Stock”) have substantially the same economic characteristics in as much as they effectively share equally in the net income or loss of the Company.  The General Partner owns a number of common units of the Operating Partnership equal to the number of issued and outstanding shares of the General Partner’s common stock.  Common unitholders (other than the General Partner) have the right to redeem their Common Units, subject to certain restrictions under the Seconded Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of the Operating Partnership, as amended (the “Partnership Agreement”) and agreed upon at the time of issuance of the units that may restrict such right for a period of time, generally one year from issuance.  The redemption is required to be satisfied in shares of Common Stock of the General Partner, cash, or a combination thereof, calculated as follows:  one share of the General Partner’s Common Stock, or cash equal to the fair market value of a share of the General Partner’s Common Stock at the time of redemption, for each Common Unit.  The General Partner, in its sole discretion, determines the form of redemption of Common Units (i.e., whether a common unitholder receives Common Stock of the General Partner, cash, or any combination thereof).  If the General Partner elects to satisfy the redemption with shares of Common Stock of the General Partner as opposed to cash, the General Partner is obligated to issue shares of its Common Stock to the redeeming unitholder.  Regardless of the rights described above, the common unitholders may not put their units for cash to the Company or the General Partner under any circumstances.  With each such redemption, the General Partner’s percentage ownership in the Operating Partnership will increase. In addition, whenever the General Partner issues shares of its Common Stock other than to acquire Common Units, the General Partner must contribute any net proceeds it receives to the Operating Partnership and the Operating Partnership must issue to the General Partner an equivalent number of Common Units. This structure is commonly referred to as an umbrella partnership REIT, or UPREIT.

 

The Company believes that combining the annual reports on Form 10-K of the General Partner and the Operating Partnership into this single report provides the following benefits:

 

·                  enhance investors’ understanding of the General Partner and the Operating Partnership by enabling investors to view the business as a whole in the same manner as management views and operates the business of the Company;

 

·                  eliminate duplicative disclosure and provide a more streamlined and readable presentation because a substantial portion of the disclosure applies to both the General Partner and the Operating Partnership; and

 

·                  create time and cost efficiencies through the preparation of one combined report instead of two separate reports.

 

The Company believes it is important to understand the few differences between the General Partner and the Operating Partnership in the context of how they operate as a consolidated company.  The financial results of the Operating Partnership are consolidated into the financial statements of the General Partner.  The General Partner does not have any other significant assets, liabilities or operations, other than its interests in the Operating Partnership, nor does the Operating Partnership have employees of its own.  The Operating Partnership, not the General Partner, generally executes all significant business relationships other than transactions involving the securities of the General Partner.  The Operating Partnership holds substantially all of the assets of the General Partner, including ownership interests in joint ventures.  The Operating Partnership conducts the operations of the business and is structured as a partnership with no publicly traded equity.  Except for the net proceeds from equity offerings by the General Partner, which are contributed to the capital of the Operating Partnership in consideration of common or preferred

 

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units in the Operating Partnership, as applicable, the Operating Partnership generates all remaining capital required by the Company’s business. These sources include working capital, net cash provided by operating activities, borrowings under the Company’s unsecured revolving credit facility and unsecured term loan facility, the issuance of secured and unsecured debt and equity securities and proceeds received from the disposition of properties and joint ventures.

 

Shareholders’ equity, partners’ capital and noncontrolling interests are the main areas of difference between the consolidated financial statements of the General Partner and the Operating Partnership.  The limited partners of the Operating Partnership are accounted for as partners’ capital in the Operating Partnership’s financial statements as is the General Partner’s interest in the Operating Partnership.  The noncontrolling interests in the Operating Partnership’s financial statements comprise the interests of unaffiliated partners in various consolidated partnerships and development joint venture partners.  The noncontrolling interests in the General Partner’s financial statements are the same noncontrolling interests at the Operating Partnership’s level and include limited partners of the Operating Partnership.  The differences between shareholders’ equity and partners’ capital result from differences in the equity issued at the General Partner and Operating Partnership levels.

 

To help investors better understand the key differences between the General Partner and the Operating Partnership, certain information for the General Partner and the Operating Partnership in this report has been separated, as set forth below:

 

·          Item 6.         Selected Financial Data;

 

·          Item 7.         Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations includes information specific to each entity, where applicable;

 

·          Item 8.         Financial Statements and Supplementary Data which includes the following specific disclosures for Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.:

 

·                  Note 2.               Significant Accounting Policies, where applicable;

 

·                  Note 14.       Mack-Cali Realty Corporation’s Stockholders’ Equity and Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.’s Partners’Capital; and

 

·                  Note 15.        Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries.

 

·                  Note 16.        Segment Reporting, where applicable;

 

·                  Note 18.        Condensed Quarterly Financial Information (unaudited).

 

This report also includes separate Part II, Item 9A. Controls and Procedures sections and separate Exhibits 31 and 32 certifications for each of the General Partner and the Operating Partnership in order to establish that the requisite certifications have been made and that the General Partner and Operating Partnership are compliant with Rule 13a-15 or Rule 15d-15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. §1350.

 

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FORM 10-K

 

Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

Page No.

PART I

 

 

 

Item 1

Business

 

5

Item 1A

Risk Factors

 

11

Item 1B

Unresolved Staff Comments

 

22

Item 2

Properties

 

22

Item 3

Legal Proceedings

 

35

Item 4

Mine Safety Disclosures

 

35

 

 

 

 

PART II

 

 

 

Item 5

Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

36

Item 6

Selected Financial Data

 

39

Item 7

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

41

Item 7A

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

64

Item 8

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

65

Item 9

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

 

65

Item 9A

Controls and Procedures

 

65

Item 9B

Other Information

 

67

 

 

 

 

PART III

 

 

 

Item 10

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

 

70

Item 11

Executive Compensation

 

70

Item 12

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

 

70

Item 13

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

 

70

Item 14

Principal Accounting Fees and Services

 

70

 

 

 

 

PART IV

 

 

 

Item 15

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

 

71

Item 16

Form 10-K Summary

 

71

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

132

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

134

 

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PART I

 

ITEM 1.                        BUSINESS

 

GENERAL

 

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, a Maryland corporation, together with its subsidiaries (collectively the “General Partner”), is a fully-integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”).  The General Partner controls Mack-Cali Realty, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, together with its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Operating Partnership”), as its sole general partner and owned an 89.5 percent common unit interest in the Operating Partnership as of both December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015.  The General Partner’s business is the ownership of interests in and operation of the Operating Partnership and all of the General Partner’s expenses are incurred for the benefit of the Operating Partnership.  The General Partner is reimbursed by the Operating Partnership for all expenses it incurs relating to the ownership and operation of the Operating Partnership.

 

The Operating Partnership conducts the business of providing leasing, management, acquisition, development, construction and tenant-related services for its General Partner.  The Operating Partnership, through its operating divisions and subsidiaries, including the Mack-Cali property-owning partnerships and limited liability companies, is the entity through which all of the General Partner’s operations are conducted.  Unless stated otherwise or the context requires, the “Company” refers to the General Partner and its subsidiaries, including the Operating Partnership and its subsidiaries.

 

The Company owns and operates a real estate portfolio comprised predominantly of Class A office and office/flex properties located primarily in the Northeast with a recent emphasis on expansion into the multi-family rental sector in the same markets.  The Company performs substantially all real estate leasing, management, acquisition and development on an in-house basis.  Mack-Cali Realty Corporation was incorporated on May 24, 1994.  The Company’s executive offices are located at Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, Suite 400, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311, and its telephone number is (732) 590-1010.  The Company has an internet website at www.mack-cali.com.

 

As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or had interests in 248 properties, consisting of 119 office and 110 flex properties, totaling approximately 26.6 million square feet, leased to approximately 1,600 commercial tenants and 19 multi-family rental properties containing 5,614 residential units, plus developable land (collectively, the “Properties”).  The Properties are comprised of: (a) 199 wholly-owned or Company-controlled properties consisting of 83 office buildings and 107 flex buildings aggregating approximately 21.0 million square feet and nine multi-family properties totaling 2,027 apartments, (collectively, the “Consolidated Properties”); and (b) 36 office properties totaling approximately 5.6 million square feet, 10 multi-family properties totaling 3,587 apartments, two retail properties totaling 81,700 square feet and a 350-room hotel, which are owned by unconsolidated joint ventures in which the Company has investment interests.  Unless otherwise indicated, all references to square feet represent net rentable area.  As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s core, stabilized office and flex properties included in the Consolidated Properties were 90.6 percent leased.  Percentage leased includes all leases in effect as of the period end date, some of which have commencement dates in the future, and leases that expire at the period end date.  Leases that expired as of December 31, 2016 aggregate 151,655 square feet, or 0.7 percent of the net rentable square footage.  The Properties are located in six states, primarily in the Northeast, and the District of Columbia.  See Item 2: Properties.

 

The Company’s historical strategy has been to focus its operations, acquisition and development of office properties in high-barrier-to-entry markets and sub-markets where it believes it is, or can become, a significant and preferred owner and operator.  In September 2015, the Company announced a three-year strategic initiative to transform into a more concentrated owner of New Jersey Hudson River waterfront and transit-oriented office properties and a regional owner of luxury multi-family residential properties.  As part of this plan, over the past year, the Company sold or has contracted to sell multiple properties, primarily commercial office, which it believes do not meet its long-term goals.

 

The Company believes that its Properties have excellent locations and access and are well-maintained and professionally managed.  As a result, the Company believes that its Properties attract high quality tenants and residents, and achieve high rental, occupancy and tenant retention rates within their markets.  The Company also believes that its extensive market knowledge provides it with a significant competitive advantage, which is further enhanced by its strong reputation for, and emphasis on, delivering highly responsive, professional management services.

 

BUSINESS STRATEGIES

 

Operations

 

Reputation: The Company has established a reputation as a highly-regarded landlord with an emphasis on delivering quality customer service in buildings it owns and/or manages.  The Company believes that its continued success depends in part on enhancing its reputation as an operator of choice, which will facilitate the retention of current tenants and residents and the attraction of new tenants

 

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and residents.  The Company believes it provides a superior level of service to its customers, which should in turn, allow the Company to maintain occupancy rates, at or above market levels, as well as improve tenant retention.

 

Communication with tenants: The Company emphasizes frequent communication with its customers to ensure first-class service to the Properties.  Property management personnel generally are located on site at the Properties to provide convenient access to management and to ensure that the Properties are well-maintained.  Property management’s primary responsibility is to ensure that buildings are operated at peak efficiency in order to meet both the Company’s and tenants’ needs and expectations.  Property management personnel additionally budget and oversee capital improvements and building system upgrades to enhance the Properties’ competitive advantages in their respective markets and to maintain the quality of the Properties.

 

The Company’s in-house leasing representatives for its office portfolio develop and maintain long-term relationships with the Company’s diverse tenant base and coordinate leasing, expansion, relocation and build-to-suit opportunities.  This approach allows the Company to offer office space in the appropriate size and location to current or prospective tenants in any of its sub-markets.

 

The Company’s in-house multi-family rental management team emphasizes meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to customer service to complement the quality, design excellence and luxury living attributes of its multi-family rental properties.  The Company believes this strategy will enable the Company to buttress management’s reputation with the market-leading designs, amenities and features of its multi-family rental properties to attract quality residents.

 

Portfolio Management: The Company plans to continue to own and operate a portfolio of office and office/flex properties in high-barrier-to-entry markets, with a primary focus in the Northeast.  The Company also expects to continue to complement its core portfolio of office and office/flex properties by pursuing acquisition and development opportunities in the multi-family rental sector. The Company’s primary objectives are to maximize operating cash flow and to enhance the value of its portfolio through effective management, acquisition, development and property sales strategies.

 

The Company seeks to maximize the value of its existing office and office/flex portfolio through implementing operating strategies designed to produce the highest effective rental and occupancy rates and lowest tenant installation costs within the markets that it operates, and further within the parameters of those markets.  The Company continues to pursue internal growth through leasing vacant space, re-leasing space at the highest possible effective rents in light of current market conditions with contractual rent increases and developing or redeveloping office space for its diverse base of high credit quality tenants, including Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd; KPMG, LLP; and TD Ameritrade Services Company.  In addition, the Company seeks economies of scale through volume discounts to take advantage of its size and dominance in particular sub-markets, and operating efficiencies through the use of in-house management, leasing, marketing, financing, accounting, legal and development.

 

The Company continually reviews its portfolio and opportunities to divest office and office/flex properties that, among other things, no longer meet its long-term strategy, have reached their potential, are less efficient to operate or can be sold at attractive prices when market conditions are favorable.  The Company anticipates redeploying the proceeds from sales of office and office/flex properties to develop, redevelop and acquire multi-family rental properties, as well as reposition certain office properties into multi-family/mixed use properties, in its core Northeast sub-markets as part of its overall strategy to reposition its portfolio from office and office/flex to a mix of office, office/flex and multi-family rental properties.

 

The Company believes that the opportunity to invest in multi-family development properties at higher returns on cost will position the Company to potentially produce higher levels of net operating income than if the Company were to only purchase stabilized multi-family properties at market returns.  The Company believes that the transition to a company with a greater proportion of its properties in the multi-family residential sector will ultimately result in the creation of greater shareholder value than remaining a primarily suburban commercial office company, in part due to the lower capitalization rates associated with the multi-family sector.

 

Acquisitions: The Company also believes that growth opportunities exist through acquiring operating properties or properties for redevelopment with attractive returns in its core Northeast sub-markets where, based on its expertise in leasing, managing and operating properties, it believes it is, or can become, a significant and preferred owner and operator.  The Company intends either directly or through joint ventures to acquire, invest in or redevelop additional properties, that: (i) are expected to provide attractive long-term yields; (ii) are well-located, of high quality and competitive in their respective sub-markets; (iii) are located in its existing sub-markets or in sub-markets in which the Company is or can become a significant and preferred owner and operator; and (iv) it believes have been under-managed or are otherwise capable of improved performance through intensive management, capital improvements and/or leasing that should result in increased effective rental and occupancy rates.

 

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joint ventures, and may include joint ventures that the Company does not control or manage, especially in connection with its expansion into the multi-family rental sector. The decision to pursue property acquisitions either directly or through joint ventures is based on a variety of factors and considerations, including: (i) the economic and tax terms required by a seller or co-developer of a property; (ii) the Company’s desire to diversify its portfolio by expanding into the multi-family rental sector and achieve a blended portfolio of office and multi-family rental properties by market and sub-market; (iii) the Company’s goal of maintaining a strong balance sheet; and (iv) the Company’s expectation that, in some circumstances, it will be able to achieve higher returns on its invested capital or reduce its risk if a joint venture vehicle is used.  Investments in joint ventures are not limited to a specified percentage of the Company’s assets.  Each joint venture agreement is individually negotiated, and the Company’s ability to operate and/or dispose of its interests in a joint venture in its sole discretion may be limited to varying degrees depending on the terms of the joint venture agreement.  Many of the Company’s joint venture agreements entitle it to receive leasing, management, development and similar fees and/or a promoted interest if certain return thresholds are met.  See Note 4: Investments in Unconsolidated Joint Ventures — to the Company’s Financial Statements.

 

Development: The Company seeks to selectively develop additional properties either directly or through joint ventures where it believes such development will result in a favorable risk-adjusted return on investment in coordination with the above operating strategies.  The Company identifies development opportunities primarily through its local market presence.  Such development primarily will occur:  (i) in stable core Northeast sub-markets where the demand for such space exceeds available supply; and (ii) where the Company is, or can become, a significant and preferred owner and operator.  As part of the Company’s strategy to expand its multi-family rental portfolio, the Company may consider development opportunities with respect to improved land with existing commercial uses and seek to rezone the sites for multi-family rental use and development.  As a result of competitive market conditions for land suitable for development, the Company may be required to hold land prior to construction for extended periods while entitlements or rezoning is obtained.  The Company also may undertake repositioning opportunities that may require the expenditure of significant amounts of capital.

 

Property Sales: While management’s principal intention is to own and operate its properties on a long-term basis, it periodically assesses the attributes of each of its properties, with a particular focus on the supply and demand fundamentals of the sub-markets in which they are located.  The Company continually reviews its portfolio and opportunities to divest properties that, among other things, no longer meet its long-term strategy, have reached their potential, are less efficient to operate, or can be sold at attractive prices when market conditions are favorable.  Consistent with its three-year strategic initiative announced in late 2015, during 2016 and through February 2017, the Company completed the sales of rental property for aggregate gross sales proceeds of $740 million.

 

Financial

 

The Company currently intends to maintain a ratio of debt-to-undepreciated assets (total debt of the Company as a percentage of total undepreciated assets) of 50 percent or less, however there can be no assurance that the Company will be successful in maintaining this ratio.  As of December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company’s total debt constituted approximately 42 percent and 39 percent of total undepreciated assets of the Company, respectively.  Although there is no limit in the Company’s organizational documents on the amount of indebtedness that the Company may incur, the Company has entered into certain financial agreements which contain covenants that limit the Company’s ability to incur indebtedness under certain circumstances.  The Company intends to utilize the most appropriate sources of capital for future acquisitions, development, capital improvements and other investments, which may include funds from operating activities, proceeds from property and land sales, joint venture capital, and short-term and long-term borrowings (including draws on the Company’s unsecured revolving credit facility), and the issuance of additional debt or equity securities.

 

EMPLOYEES

 

As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 540 full-time employees.

 

COMPETITION

 

The leasing of real estate is highly competitive.  The Properties compete for tenants and residents with lessors and developers of similar properties located in their respective markets primarily on the basis of location, the quality of properties, leasing terms (including rent and other charges and allowances for tenant improvements), services or amenities provided, the design and condition of the Properties, and reputation as an owner and operator of quality properties in the relevant markets.  Additionally, the number of competitive multi-family rental properties in a particular area could have a material effect on the Company’s ability to lease residential units and on rents charged.  In addition, other forms of multi-family rental properties or single family housing provide alternatives to potential residents of multi-family properties.  The Company competes with other entities, some of which may have significant resources or who may be willing to accept lower returns or pay higher prices than the Company in terms of acquisition and development opportunities.  The Company also experiences competition when attempting to acquire or dispose of real estate,

 

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including competition from domestic and foreign financial institutions, other REITs, life insurance companies, pension trusts, trust funds, partnerships, individual investors and others.

 

REGULATIONS

 

Many laws and governmental regulations apply to the ownership and/or operation of the Properties and changes in these laws and regulations, or their interpretation by agencies and the courts, occur frequently.

 

Under various laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and human health, an owner of real estate may be held liable for the costs of removal or remediation of certain hazardous or toxic substances located on or in the property.  These laws often impose liability without regard to whether the owner was responsible for, or even knew of, the presence of such substances.  The presence of such substances may adversely affect the owner’s ability to rent or sell the property or to borrow using such property as collateral and may expose it to liability resulting from any release of, or exposure to, such substances.  Persons who arrange for the disposal or treatment of hazardous or toxic substances at another location may also be liable for the costs of removal or remediation of such substances at the disposal or treatment facility, whether or not such facility is owned or operated by such person.  Certain environmental laws impose liability for the release of asbestos-containing materials into the air, and third parties may also seek recovery from owners or operators of real properties for personal injury associated with asbestos-containing materials and other hazardous or toxic substances.

 

In connection with the ownership (direct or indirect), operation, management and development of real properties, the Company may be considered an owner or operator of such properties or as having arranged for the disposal or treatment of hazardous or toxic substances and, therefore, potentially liable for removal or remediation costs, as well as certain other related costs, including governmental penalties and injuries to persons and property.

 

There can be no assurance that (i) future laws, ordinances or regulations will not impose any material environmental liability, (ii) the current environmental condition of the Properties will not be affected by tenants, by the condition of land or operations in the vicinity of the Properties (such as the presence of underground storage tanks), or by third parties unrelated to the Company, or (iii) the Company’s assessments reveal all environmental liabilities and that there are no material environmental liabilities of which the Company is aware.  If compliance with the various laws and regulations, now existing or hereafter adopted, exceeds the Company’s budgets for such items, the Company’s ability to make expected distributions to stockholders could be adversely affected.

 

There are no other laws or regulations which have a material effect on the Company’s operations, other than typical federal, state and local laws affecting the development and operation of real property, such as zoning laws.

 

INDUSTRY SEGMENTS

 

The Company operates in three industry segments:  (i) commercial and other real estate, (ii) multi-family real estate, and (iii) multi-family services.  As of December 31, 2016, the Company does not have any foreign operations and its business is not seasonal.  Please see our financial statements attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein for financial information relating to our industry segments.

 

SIGNIFICANT TENANTS

 

As of December 31, 2016, no tenant accounted for more than 10 percent of the Company’s consolidated revenues.

 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

 

Acquisitions

 

During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company acquired five office properties totaling 1,058,462 square feet, for a total of approximately $326.8 million, which were funded using available cash and borrowings under the Company’s unsecured revolving credit facility.

 

On January 11, 2017, the Company acquired three office properties totaling approximately 280,000 square feet located in Red Bank, New Jersey, for approximately $26.8 million, which was funded primarily through borrowings under the Company’s unsecured revolving credit facility.

 

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On February 2, 2017, the Company agreed to acquire six office properties totaling approximately 1.1 million square feet, located in Short Hills and Madison, New Jersey for approximately $368 million, subject to certain conditions.  The acquisitions are expected to be completed in March 2017.

 

On February 3, 2017, the Operating Partnership issued 42,800 shares of a new class of 3.5 percent Series A Preferred Limited Partnership Units of the Operating Partnership (the “Preferred Units”).  The Preferred Units were issued to the Company’s partners in the Plaza VIII & IX Associates L.L.C. joint venture that owns a development site adjacent to the Company’s Harborside property in Jersey City, New Jersey as consideration for their approximate 37.5 percent interest in the joint venture. Concurrent with the issuance of the Preferred Units, the Company purchased from other partners in the Plaza VIII & IX Associates L.L.C. joint venture their approximate 12.5 percent interest for approximately $14.3 million in cash.  The results of these transactions increased the Company’s interests in the joint venture from 50 percent to 100 percent.

 

On February 27, 2017, the Company reached an agreement to acquire all joint venture partner interests in Monaco, a 523-apartment, two-tower, stabilized community located in Jersey City, New Jersey. The transaction, valued at $315 million, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.

 

Dispositions

 

During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company disposed of 30 properties in New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.C., Maryland and Massachusetts for net sales proceeds of approximately $664.5 million, with net gains of approximately $117.3 million from the dispositions.

 

In January and February 2017, the Company disposed of eight properties in New Jersey for net sales proceeds of approximately $45.8 million.

 

Development Activity

 

In 2014, the Company entered into a joint venture agreement with Ironstate Harborside-A LLC to form Harborside Unit A Urban Renewal, L.L.C. that is developing a high-rise tower of approximately 763 multi-family apartment units above a parking pedestal at the Company’s Harborside complex in Jersey City, New Jersey.  The Company owns an 85 percent interest in the joint venture with shared control over major decisions.  The construction of the project, which is projected to be ready for occupancy by first quarter 2017, is estimated to cost $320 million (of which development costs of $301.1 million have been incurred by the venture through December 31, 2016).

 

In 2015, the Company commenced development of a two-phase multi-family development of the CitySquare project in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The first phase, with 237 units, is under construction with anticipated initial deliveries in the fourth quarter 2017.  The second phase, with 128 units, started construction in the third quarter 2016 with anticipated initial deliveries in the third quarter 2018.  Total development costs for both phases are estimated to be $92 million with development costs of $34.5 million incurred through December 31, 2016.

 

In 2015, the Company entered into a 90-percent owned joint venture with XS Port Imperial Hotel, LLC to form XS Hotel Urban Renewal Associates LLC, which is developing a 372-key hotel in Weehawken, New Jersey.  The project is estimated to cost $129.6 million, with development costs of $55.8 million incurred by the venture through December 31, 2016.

 

In 2016, the Company commenced the repurposing of a former office property site in Morris Plains, New Jersey into a 197-unit multi-family development project.  The project, which is estimated to cost $58.7 million (of which development costs of $18.6 million have been incurred through December 31, 2016), is expected to be ready for occupancy by the fourth quarter of 2017.

 

In 2016, the Company started construction of a 296-unit multi-family project in East Boston, Massachusetts.  The project is expected to be ready for occupancy by second quarter 2018 and is estimated to cost $111.4 million (of which development costs of $36.6 million have been incurred through December 31, 2016).

 

The Company is developing a 295-unit multi-family project in Weehawken, New Jersey, which began construction in first quarter 2016.  The project, which is expected to be ready for occupancy by first quarter 2018, is estimated to cost $124 million (of which development costs of $42 million have been incurred through December 31, 2016).

 

The Company is developing a 310-unit multi-family project in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, which began construction in third quarter 2016 with anticipated initial occupancy in fourth quarter 2018.  The project is estimated to cost $89.4 million (of which development costs of $21.7 million have been incurred through December 31, 2016).

 

Operations

 

Of the Company’s core office markets, most have recently shown signs of recent improvement while others have stabilized.  The percentage leased in the Company’s consolidated portfolio of stabilized core operating commercial properties was 90.6 percent at December 31, 2016, as compared to 89.1 percent at December 31, 2015 and 84.2 percent at December 31, 2014 (after adjusting for

 

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properties identified as non-core at the time).  Percentage leased includes all leases in effect as of the period end date, some of which have commencement dates in the future and leases that expire at the period end date.  Leases that expired as of December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014 aggregate 151,655, 69,522 and 205,220 square feet, respectively, or 0.7, 0.3 and 0.8 percentage of the net rentable square footage, respectively.  With the positive leasing results the Company has achieved in many of its markets recently, the Company believes that rental rates on new leases will generally be higher, on average, than rates currently being paid.  Although the Company has recently achieved positive leasing activity, primarily in its core markets, if the recent leasing results do not prove to be sustaining during 2017 and beyond, the Company’s rental rates it may achieve on new leases may be lower than the rates currently being paid, resulting in the potential for less revenue from the same space.

 

FINANCING ACTIVITY

 

In January 2016, the Company obtained a new $350 million unsecured term loan, which matures in January 2019 with two one-year extension options.  The interest rate for the new term loan is currently 140 basis points over LIBOR, subject to adjustment on a sliding scale based on the Company’s unsecured debt ratings, or at the Company’s option, a defined leverage ratio.  The Company entered into interest rate swap arrangements to fix LIBOR for the duration of the term loan. Including costs, the current all-in fixed rate is 3.13 percent.

 

Pursuant to a tender offer commenced on September 12, 2016, the Company purchased approximately $114.9 million principal amount of its 7.75 percent notes due August of 2019 (the “2019 Notes”) validly tendered pursuant to its tender offer.  The Company funded the purchase price, including accrued and unpaid interest, of approximately $134.1 million using available cash and borrowings on the Company’s unsecured revolving credit facility.  In connection with the purchase of these notes, the Company recorded approximately $19.3 million as a loss from extinguishment of debt for the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

On September 30, 2016, the Company obtained a $250 million mortgage loan, collateralized by its property at 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City, New Jersey.  The mortgage loan bears an effective interest rate of 3.197 percent and matures in October 2026.

 

On December 28, 2016, the Company redeemed for cash all $135.1 million outstanding principal amount of the 2019 Notes.  The Company funded the redemption price, including accrued and unpaid interest, of approximately $159.7 million using available cash and borrowings from its unsecured revolving credit facility.  In connection with the redemption of these notes, the Company recorded approximately $21.4 million as a loss from extinguishment of debt for the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

During the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company repaid mortgage debt on 15 assets aggregating $300 million that carried interest rates ranging from LIBOR+1.75 percent to 11.30 percent. Three of the assets were disposed of and 12 became unencumbered.

 

In January 2017, the Company closed on a $100 million mortgage loan, secured by Alterra at Overlook Ridge, its 722 unit multi-family community located in Revere, Massachusetts. The loan carries a fixed interest rate of 3.75 percent and is interest only for its seven year term.

 

In January 2017, the Company closed on a renewal and extension of the Company’s existing $600 million unsecured revolving facility and a new $325 million unsecured delayed-draw term loan. The $600 million credit facility carries an interest rate equal to LIBOR plus 120 basis points and a facility fee of 25 basis points.  The facility has a term of four years with two six-month extension options.  The new $325 million delayed-draw term loan can be drawn over time within 12 months of closing with no requirement to be drawn in full.  The loan carries an interest rate equal to LIBOR plus 140 basis points and a ticking fee of 25 basis points on any undrawn balance during the first 12 months after closing.  The term loan matures in three years with two one-year extension options.  The interest rate on the revolving credit facility and new term loan and the facility fee on the revolving credit facility are subject to adjustment, on a sliding scale, based upon the operating partnership’s unsecured debt ratings, or at the Company’s option, based on a defined leverage ratio.

 

On February 27, 2017, the Company, Roseland Residential Trust (“RRT”), the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary through which the Company conducts its multi-family residential real estate operations, Roseland Residential, L.P. (“RRLP”), the operating partnership through which RRT conducts all of its operations, and certain other affiliates of the Company entered into an investment agreement (the “Investment Agreement”) with affiliates of Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Rockpoint”).  The Investment Agreement provides for multiple equity investments by Rockpoint in RRLP from time to time for up to an aggregate of $300 million of preferred units of limited partnership interests of RRLP (the “Preferred Units”).  The initial closing under the Investment Agreement is expected to occur by mid-March 2017 for $150 million of Preferred Units, inclusive of a $30 million deposit paid by Rockpoint to RRLP on signing the Investment Agreement.  Additional closings of Preferred Units to be issued and sold to Rockpoint pursuant to the Investment Agreement may occur from time to time in increments of not less than $10 million per closing, with the balance of the full $300 million by March 1, 2019. See further discussion in Item 9B. Other Information

 

AVAILABLE INFORMATION

 

The Company’s internet website is www.mack-cali.com.  The Company makes available free of charge on or through its website the annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished by the General Partner or the Operating Partnership pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as soon as reasonably practicable after it electronically files or furnishes such materials to the Securities and Exchange Commission.  In addition, the Company’s internet website includes other items related to corporate governance matters, including, among other things, the General Partner’s corporate governance principles, charters of various committees of the Board of Directors of the General Partner and the General Partner’s code of business conduct and ethics applicable to all employees, officers and directors.  The General Partner intends to disclose on the Company’s internet website any amendments to or waivers from its code of business conduct and ethics as well as any amendments to its corporate governance principles or the charters of various committees of the

 

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Board of Directors.  Copies of these documents may be obtained, free of charge, from our internet website.  Any shareholder also may obtain copies of these documents, free of charge, by sending a request in writing to: Mack-Cali Investor Relations Department, Harborside 3, 210 Hudson St., Ste. 400, Jersey City, NJ  07311.

 

DISCLOSURE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

We consider portions of this report, including the documents incorporated by reference, to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  We intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 21E of such act.  Such forward-looking statements relate to, without limitation, our future economic performance, plans and objectives for future operations and projections of revenue and other financial items.  Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “plan,” “potential,” “projected,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “target,” “continue” or comparable terminology.  Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which we cannot predict with accuracy and some of which we might not even anticipate.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions at the time made, we can give no assurance that such expectations will be achieved.  Future events and actual results, financial and otherwise, may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

 

Among the factors about which we have made assumptions are:

 

·                  risks and uncertainties affecting the general economic climate and conditions, which in turn may have a negative effect on the fundamentals of our business and the financial condition of our tenants and residents;

·                  the value of our real estate assets, which may limit our ability to dispose of assets at attractive prices or obtain or maintain debt financing secured by our properties or on an unsecured basis;

·                  the extent of any tenant bankruptcies or of any early lease terminations;

·                  our ability to lease or re-lease space at current or anticipated rents;

·                  changes in the supply of and demand for our properties;

·                  changes in interest rate levels and volatility in the securities markets;

·                  our ability to complete construction and development activities on time and within budget, including without limitation obtaining regulatory permits and the availability and cost of materials, labor and equipment;

·                  forward-looking financial and operational information, including information relating to future development projects, potential acquisitions or dispositions, and projected revenue and income;

·                  changes in operating costs;

·                  our ability to obtain adequate insurance, including coverage for terrorist acts;

·                  our credit worthiness and the availability of financing on attractive terms or at all, which may adversely impact our ability to pursue acquisition and development opportunities and refinance existing debt and our future interest expense;

·                  changes in governmental regulation, tax rates and similar matters; and

·                  other risks associated with the development and acquisition of properties, including risks that the development may not be completed on schedule, that the tenants or residents will not take occupancy or pay rent, or that development or operating costs may be greater than anticipated.

 

For further information on factors which could impact us and the statements contained herein, see Item 1A: Risk Factors.  We assume no obligation to update and supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events, new information or otherwise.

 

ITEM 1A.               RISK FACTORS

 

Our results from operations and ability to make distributions on our equity and debt service on our indebtedness may be affected by the risk factors set forth below.  All investors should consider the following risk factors before deciding to purchase securities of the Company.  The Company refers to itself as “we” or “our” in the following risk factors.

 

Adverse economic and geopolitical conditions in general and the Northeastern suburban office markets in particular could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, financial condition and our ability to pay distributions to you.

 

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as a whole.  Our business also may be adversely affected by local economic conditions, as substantially all of our revenues are derived from our properties located in the Northeast, particularly in New Jersey and New York.  Because our portfolio currently consists primarily of office and office/flex buildings (as compared to a more diversified real estate portfolio) located in the Northeast, if economic conditions persist or deteriorate, then our results of operations, financial condition and ability to service current debt and to pay distributions to our shareholders may be adversely affected by the following, among other potential conditions:

 

·                  significant job losses in the financial and professional services industries may occur, which may decrease demand for our office space, causing market rental rates and property values to be negatively impacted;

·                  our ability to borrow on terms and conditions that we find acceptable, or at all, may be limited, which could reduce our ability to pursue acquisition and development opportunities and refinance existing debt, reduce our returns from both our existing operations and our acquisition and development activities and increase our future interest expense;

·                  reduced values of our properties may limit our ability to dispose of assets at attractive prices or to obtain debt financing secured by our properties and may reduce the availability of unsecured loans;

·                  the value and liquidity of our short-term investments and cash deposits could be reduced as a result of a deterioration of the financial condition of the institutions that hold our cash deposits or the institutions or assets in which we have made short-term investments, the dislocation of the markets for our short-term investments, increased volatility in market rates for such investments or other factors;

·                  reduced liquidity in debt markets and increased credit risk premiums for certain market participants may impair our ability to access capital; and

·                  one or more lenders under our line of credit could refuse or be unable to fund their financing commitment to us and we may not be able to replace the financing commitment of any such lenders on favorable terms, or at all.

 

These conditions, which could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, financial condition and ability to pay distributions, may continue or worsen in the future.

 

Our performance is subject to risks associated with the real estate industry.

 

General: Our business and our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors depend on the ability of our properties to generate funds in excess of operating expenses (including scheduled principal payments on debt and capital expenditures).  Events or conditions that are beyond our control may adversely affect our operations and the value of our properties.  Such events or conditions could include:

 

·                  changes in the general economic climate and conditions;

·                  changes in local conditions, such as an oversupply of office space, a reduction in demand for office space, or reductions in office market rental rates;

·                  an oversupply or reduced demand for multi-family apartments caused by a decline in household formation, decline in employment or otherwise;

·                  decreased attractiveness of our properties to tenants and residents;

·                  competition from other office and office/flex and multi-family properties;

·                  development by competitors of competing multi-family communities;

·                  unwillingness of tenants to pay rent increases;

·                  rent control or rent stabilization laws, or other housing laws and regulations that could prevent us from raising multi-family rents to offset increases in operating costs;

·                  our inability to provide adequate maintenance;

·                  increased operating costs, including insurance premiums, utilities and real estate taxes, due to inflation and other factors which may not necessarily be offset by increased rents;

·                  changes in laws and regulations (including tax, environmental, zoning and building codes, landlord/tenant and other  housing laws and regulations) and agency or court interpretations of such laws and regulations and the related costs of compliance;

·                  changes in interest rate levels and the availability of financing;

·                  the inability of a significant number of tenants or residents to pay rent;

·                  our inability to rent office or multi-family rental space on favorable terms; and

·                  civil unrest, earthquakes, acts of terrorism and other natural disasters or acts of God that may result in uninsured losses.

 

We may suffer adverse consequences if our revenues decline since our operating costs do not necessarily decline in proportion to our revenue: We earn a significant portion of our income from renting our properties.  Our operating costs, however, do not necessarily fluctuate in relation to changes in our rental revenue.  This means that our costs will not necessarily decline even if our revenues do.  Our

 

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operating costs could also increase while our revenues do not.  If our operating costs increase but our rental revenues do not, we may be forced to borrow to cover our costs and we may incur losses.  Such losses may adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors.

 

Financially distressed tenants may be unable to pay rent: If a tenant defaults, we may experience delays and incur substantial costs in enforcing our rights as landlord and protecting our investments.  If a tenant files for bankruptcy, we cannot evict the tenant solely because of the bankruptcy and a potential court judgment rejecting and terminating such tenant’s lease (which would subject all future unpaid rent to a statutory cap) could adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors as we may be unable to replace the defaulting tenant with a new tenant at a comparable rental rate without incurring significant expenses or a reduction in rental income.

 

Renewing leases or re-letting space could be costly: If a tenant does not renew its lease upon expiration or terminates its lease early, we may not be able to re-lease the space on favorable terms or at all.  If a tenant does renew its lease or we re-lease the space, the terms of the renewal or new lease, including the cost of required renovations or concessions to the tenant, may be less favorable than the current lease terms, which could adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors.

 

Adverse developments concerning some of our major tenants and industry concentrations could have a negative impact on our revenue: We have tenants concentrated in various industries that may be experiencing adverse effects of current economic conditions.  For instance, 16.1 percent of our revenue is derived from tenants in the Securities, Commodity Contracts and Other Financial industry, 10.7 percent from tenants in the Insurance Carriers and Related Activities industry and 9.4 percent from tenants in the Credit Intermediation and Related Activities industry.  Our business could be adversely affected if any of these industries suffered a downturn and/or these tenants or any other tenants became insolvent, declared bankruptcy or otherwise refused to pay rent in a timely manner or at all.

 

Our insurance coverage on our properties may be inadequate or our insurance providers may default on their obligations to pay claims: We currently carry comprehensive insurance on all of our properties, including insurance for liability, fire and flood.  We cannot guarantee that the limits of our current policies will be sufficient in the event of a catastrophe to our properties.  We cannot guarantee that we will be able to renew or duplicate our current insurance coverage in adequate amounts or at reasonable prices.  In addition, while our current insurance policies insure us against loss from terrorist acts and toxic mold, in the future, insurance companies may no longer offer coverage against these types of losses, or, if offered, these types of insurance may be prohibitively expensive.  If any or all of the foregoing should occur, we may not have insurance coverage against certain types of losses and/or there may be decreases in the limits of insurance available.  Should an uninsured loss or a loss in excess of our insured limits occur, we could lose all or a portion of the capital we have invested in a property or properties, as well as the anticipated future revenue from the property or properties.  Nevertheless, we might remain obligated for any mortgage debt or other financial obligations related to the property or properties.  We cannot guarantee that material losses in excess of insurance proceeds will not occur in the future.  If any of our properties were to experience a catastrophic loss, it could seriously disrupt our operations, delay revenue and result in large expenses to repair or rebuild the property.  Such events could adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors.  If one or more of our insurance providers were to fail to pay a claim as a result of insolvency, bankruptcy or otherwise, the nonpayment of such claims could have an adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations.  In addition, if one or more of our insurance providers were to become subject to insolvency, bankruptcy or other proceedings and our insurance policies with the provider were terminated or canceled as a result of those proceedings, we cannot guarantee that we would be able to find alternative coverage in adequate amounts or at reasonable prices.  In such case, we could experience a lapse in any or adequate insurance coverage with respect to one or more properties and be exposed to potential losses relating to any claims that may arise during such period of lapsed or inadequate coverage.

 

Illiquidity of real estate limits our ability to act quickly: Real estate investments are relatively illiquid.  Such illiquidity may limit our ability to react quickly in response to changes in economic and other conditions.  If we want to sell an investment, we might not be able to dispose of that investment in the time period we desire, and the sales price of that investment might not recoup or exceed the amount of our investment.  The prohibition in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), and related regulations on a real estate investment trust holding property for sale also may restrict our ability to sell property.  In addition, we acquired a significant number of our properties from individuals to whom the Operating Partnership issued Units as part of the purchase price.  In connection with the acquisition of these properties, in order to preserve such individual’s income tax deferral, we contractually agreed not to sell or otherwise transfer the properties for a specified period of time, except in a manner which does not result in recognition of any built-in-gain (which may result in an income tax liability) or which reimburses the appropriate individuals for the income tax consequences of the recognition of such built-in-gains.  These restrictions expired in February 2016.  Upon the expiration of such restrictions we are generally required to use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent any sale, transfer or other disposition of the subject properties from resulting in the recognition of built-in gain to the appropriate individuals.  107 of our properties, with an

 

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aggregate net book value of approximately $1.2 billion, have lapsed restrictions and are subject to these conditions.  The above limitations on our ability to sell our investments could adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors.

 

We may not be able to dispose of non-core office assets within our anticipated timeframe or at favorable prices:  The Company is considering that it may sell over time properties at total estimated sales proceeds of up to $450 million.  While we intend to dispose of these properties opportunistically over time, there can be no assurance that these dispositions will be completed during the three year period of our strategic initiative.  In addition, market conditions will impact our ability to dispose of these properties, and there can be no assurance that we will be successful in disposing of these properties for their estimated sales prices.  A failure to dispose of these properties for their estimated market values as planned could have a material adverse effect on our ability to finance our acquisition and development plans.

 

New acquisitions, including acquisitions of multi-family rental real estate, may fail to perform as expected and will subject us to additional new risks:  We intend to and may acquire new properties, primarily in the multi-family rental sector, assuming that we are able to obtain capital on favorable terms.  Such newly acquired properties may not perform as expected and may subject us to unknown liability with respect to liabilities relating to such properties for clean-up of undisclosed environmental contamination or claims by tenants, residents, vendors or other persons against the former owners of the properties.  Inaccurate assumptions regarding future rental or occupancy rates could result in overly optimistic estimates of future revenues.  In addition, future operating expenses or the costs necessary to bring an acquired property up to standards established for its intended market position may be underestimated. The search for and process of acquiring such properties will also require a substantial amount of management’s time and attention.  As our portfolio shifts from primarily commercial office properties to increasingly more multi-family rental properties we will face additional and new risks such as:

 

·                  shorter-term leases of one-year on average for multi-family rental communities, which allow residents to leave after the term of the lease without penalty;

·                  increased competition from other housing sources such as other multi-family rental communities, condominiums and single-family houses that are available for rent as well as for sale;

·                  dependency on the convenience and attractiveness of the communities or neighborhoods in which our multi-family rental properties are located and the quality of local schools and other amenities;

·                  dependency on the financial condition of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac which provide a major source of financing to the multi-family rental sector; and

·                  compliance with housing and other new regulations.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act compliance could be costly: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), all public accommodations and commercial facilities must meet certain federal requirements related to access and use by disabled persons.  Compliance with the ADA requirements could involve removal of structural barriers from certain disabled persons’ entrances.  Other federal, state and local laws may require modifications to or restrict further renovations of our properties with respect to such accesses.  Although we believe that our properties are substantially in compliance with present requirements, noncompliance with the ADA or related laws or regulations could result in the United States government imposing fines or private litigants being awarded damages against us.  Such costs may adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors.

 

Environmental problems are possible and may be costly: Various federal, state and local laws and regulations subject property owners or operators to liability for the costs of removal or remediation of certain hazardous or toxic substances located on or in the property.  These laws often impose liability without regard to whether the owner or operator was responsible for or even knew of the presence of such substances.  The presence of or failure to properly remediate hazardous or toxic substances (such as toxic mold, lead paint and asbestos) may adversely affect our ability to rent, sell or borrow against contaminated property and may impose liability upon us for personal injury to persons exposed to such substances.  Various laws and regulations also impose liability on persons who arrange for the disposal or treatment of hazardous or toxic substances at another location for the costs of removal or remediation of such substances at the disposal or treatment facility.  These laws often impose liability whether or not the person arranging for such disposal ever owned or operated the disposal facility.  Certain other environmental laws and regulations impose liability on owners or operators of property for injuries relating to the release of asbestos-containing or other materials into the air, water or otherwise into the environment.  As owners and operators of property and as potential arrangers for hazardous substance disposal, we may be liable under such laws and regulations for removal or remediation costs, governmental penalties, property damage, personal injuries and related expenses.  Payment of such costs and expenses could adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors.

 

We face risks associated with property acquisitions: We have acquired in the past, and our long-term strategy is to continue to pursue the acquisition of properties and portfolios of properties in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and in the Northeast generally,

 

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and particularly residential properties, including large real estate portfolios that could increase our size and result in alterations to our capital structure.  We may be competing for investment opportunities with entities that have greater financial resources.  Several developers and real estate companies may compete with us in seeking properties for acquisition, land for development and prospective tenants. Such competition may adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors by:

 

·                  reducing the number of suitable investment opportunities offered to us;

·                  increasing the bargaining power of property owners;

·                  interfering with our ability to attract and retain tenants;

·                  increasing vacancies which lowers market rental rates and limits our ability to negotiate rental rates; and/or

·                  adversely affecting our ability to minimize expenses of operation.

 

Our acquisition activities and their success are subject to the following risks:

 

·                  adequate financing to complete acquisitions may not be available on favorable terms or at all as a result of the continuing volatility in the financial and credit markets;

·                  even if we enter into an acquisition agreement for a property, we may be unable to complete that acquisition and risk the loss of certain non-refundable deposits and incurring certain other acquisition-related costs;

·                  the actual costs of repositioning or redeveloping acquired properties may be greater than our estimates;

·                  any acquisition agreement will likely contain conditions to closing, including completion of due diligence investigations to our satisfaction or other conditions that are not within our control, which may not be satisfied; and

·                  we may be unable to quickly and efficiently integrate new acquisitions, particularly acquisitions of portfolios of properties, into our existing operations, and acquired properties may fail to perform as expected; which may adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

 

Development of real estate, including the development of multi-family rental real estate could be costly: As part of our operating strategy, we may acquire land for development or construct on owned land, under certain conditions.  Included among the risks of the real estate development business are the following, which may adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors:

 

·                  financing for development projects may not be available on favorable terms;

·                  long-term financing may not be available upon completion of construction;

·                  failure to complete construction and lease-up on schedule or within budget may increase debt service expense and construction and other costs; and

·                  failure to rent the development at all or at rent levels originally contemplated.

 

Property ownership through joint ventures could subject us to the contrary business objectives of our co-venturers: We, from time to time, invest in joint ventures or partnerships in which we do not hold a controlling interest in the assets underlying the entities in which we invest, including joint ventures in which (i) we own a direct interest in an entity which controls such assets, or (ii) we own a direct interest in an entity which owns indirect interests, through one or more intermediaries, of such assets.  These investments involve risks that do not exist with properties in which we own a controlling interest with respect to the underlying assets, including the possibility that (i) our co-venturers or partners may, at any time, become insolvent or otherwise refuse to make capital contributions when due, (ii) we may be responsible to our co-venturers or partners for indemnifiable losses, (iii) we may become liable with respect to guarantees of payment or performance by the joint ventures, (iv) we may become subject to buy-sell arrangements which could cause us to sell our interests or acquire our co-venturer’s or partner’s interests in a joint venture, or (v) our co-venturers or partners may, at any time, have business, economic or other objectives that are inconsistent with our objectives.  Because we lack a controlling interest, our co-venturers or partners may be in a position to take action contrary to our instructions or requests or contrary to our policies or objectives.  While we seek protective rights against such contrary actions, there can be no assurance that we will be successful in procuring any such protective rights, or if procured, that the rights will be sufficient to fully protect us against contrary actions.  Our organizational documents do not limit the amount of available funds that we may invest in joint ventures or partnerships.  If the objectives of our co-venturers or partners are inconsistent with ours, it may adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors.

 

Our performance is subject to risks associated with repositioning a significant portion of the Company’s portfolio from office to multi-family rental properties.

 

Repositioning the Company’s office portfolio may result in impairment charges or less than expected returns on office properties: There can be no assurance that the Company, as it seeks to reposition a portion of its portfolio from office to the multi-family rental sector will be able to sell office properties and purchase multi-family rental properties at prices that in the aggregate are

 

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profitable for the Company or are efficient use of its capital or that would not result in a reduction of the Company’s cash flow. Because real estate investments are relatively illiquid, it also may be difficult for the Company to promptly sell its office properties that are held or may be designated for sale promptly or on favorable terms, which could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition.  In addition, as the Company identifies non-core office properties that may be held for sale or that it intends to hold for a shorter period of time than previously, it may determine that the carrying value of a property is not recoverable over the anticipated holding period of the property.  As a result, the Company may incur impairment charges for certain of these properties to reduce their carrying values to the estimated fair market values.  See Note 3: Recent Transactions — Impairments on Properties Held and Used.  Moreover, as the Company seeks to reposition a portion of its portfolio from office to the multi-family rental sector, the Company may be subject to a Federal income tax on gain from sales of properties due to limitations in the Code and related regulations on a real estate investment trust’s ability to sell properties.  The Company intends to structure its property dispositions in a tax-efficient manner and avoid the prohibition in the Code against a real estate investment trust holding properties for sale.  There is no guaranty, however, that such dispositions can be achieved without the imposition of federal income tax on any gain recognized.

 

Unfavorable changes in market and economic conditions could adversely affect multi-family rental occupancy, rental rates, operating expenses, and the overall market value of our assets, including joint ventures. Local conditions that may adversely affect conditions in multi-family residential markets include the following:

 

·                  plant closings, industry slowdowns and other factors that adversely affect the local economy;

·                  an oversupply of, or a reduced demand for, apartment units;

·                  a decline in household formation or employment or lack of employment growth;

·                  the inability or unwillingness of residents to pay rent increases;

·                  rent control or rent stabilization laws, or other laws regulating housing, that could prevent us from raising rents to offset increases in operating costs; and

·                  economic conditions that could cause an increase in our operating expenses, such as increases in property taxes, utilities, compensation of on-site associates and routine maintenance.

 

Changes in applicable laws, or noncompliance with applicable laws, could adversely affect our operations or expose us to liability: We must develop, construct and operate our communities in compliance with numerous federal, state and local laws and regulations, some of which may conflict with one another or be subject to limited judicial or regulatory interpretations.  These laws and regulations may include zoning laws, building codes, landlord tenant laws and other laws generally applicable to business operations.  Noncompliance with applicable laws could expose us to liability.  Lower revenue growth or significant unanticipated expenditures may result from our need to comply with changes in (i) laws imposing remediation requirements and the potential liability for environmental conditions existing on properties or the restrictions on discharges or other conditions, (ii) rent control or rent stabilization laws or other residential landlord/tenant laws, or (iii) other governmental rules and regulations or enforcement policies affecting the development, use and operation of our communities, including changes to building codes and fire and life-safety codes.

 

Failure to succeed in new markets, or with new brands and community formats, or in activities other than the development, ownership and operation of residential rental communities may have adverse consequences: We are actively engaged in development and acquisition activity in new submarkets within our core, Northeast markets where we have owned and operated our historical portfolio of office properties.  Our historical experience with properties in our core, Northeast markets in developing, owning and operating properties does not ensure that we will be able to operate successfully in the new multi-family submarkets.  We will be exposed to a variety of risks in the multi-family submarkets, including:

 

·                  an inability to accurately evaluate local apartment market conditions;

·                  an inability to obtain land for development or to identify appropriate acquisition opportunities;

·                  an acquired property may fail to perform as we expected in analyzing our investment;

·                  our estimate of the costs of repositioning or developing an acquired property may prove inaccurate; and

·                  lack of familiarity with local governmental and permitting procedures.

 

Our real estate construction management activities are subject to risks particular to third-party construction projects.

 

As we may perform fixed price construction services for third parties, we are subject to a variety of risks unique to these activities.  If construction costs of a project exceed original estimates, such costs may have to be absorbed by us, thereby making the project less profitable than originally estimated, or possibly not profitable at all.  In addition, a construction project may be delayed due to government or regulatory approvals, supply shortages, or other events and circumstances beyond our control, or the time required to complete a construction project may be greater than originally anticipated.  If any such excess costs or project delays were to be

 

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material, such events may adversely affect our cash flow and liquidity and thereby impact our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors.

 

Debt financing could adversely affect our economic performance.

 

Scheduled debt payments and refinancing could adversely affect our financial condition: We are subject to the risks normally associated with debt financing.  These risks, including the following, may adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors:

 

·                  our cash flow may be insufficient to meet required payments of principal and interest;

·                  payments of principal and interest on borrowings may leave us with insufficient cash resources to pay operating expenses;

·                  we may not be able to refinance indebtedness on our properties at maturity; and

·                  if refinanced, the terms of refinancing may not be as favorable as the original terms of the related indebtedness.

 

As of December 31, 2016, we had total outstanding indebtedness of $2.3 billion comprised of $817 million of senior unsecured notes, borrowings of $350 million under an unsecured term loan, outstanding borrowings of $286 million under our unsecured revolving credit facility and approximately $888 million of mortgages, loans payable and other obligations.  We may have to refinance the principal due on our current or future indebtedness at maturity, and we may not be able to do so.

 

If we are unable to refinance our indebtedness on acceptable terms, or at all, events or conditions that may adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors include the following:

 

·                  we may need to dispose of one or more of our properties upon disadvantageous terms or adjust our capital expenditures in general or with respect to our strategy of acquiring multi-family residential properties and development opportunities in particular;

·                  prevailing interest rates or other factors at the time of refinancing could increase interest rates and, therefore, our interest expense;

·                  we may be subject to an event of default pursuant to covenants for our indebtedness;

·                  if we mortgage property to secure payment of indebtedness and are unable to meet mortgage payments, the mortgagee could foreclose upon such property or appoint a receiver to receive an assignment of our rents and leases; and

·                  foreclosures upon mortgaged property could create taxable income without accompanying cash proceeds and, therefore, hinder our ability to meet the real estate investment trust distribution requirements of the Code.

 

We are obligated to comply with financial covenants in our indebtedness that could restrict our range of operating activities: The mortgages on our properties contain customary negative covenants, including limitations on our ability, without the prior consent of the lender, to further mortgage the property, to enter into new leases outside of stipulated guidelines or to materially modify existing leases.  In addition, our unsecured revolving credit facility and term loans each contains customary requirements, including restrictions and other limitations on our ability to incur debt, debt to assets ratios, secured debt to total assets ratios, interest coverage ratios and minimum ratios of unencumbered assets to unsecured debt.  The indentures under which our senior unsecured debt have been issued contain financial and operating covenants including coverage ratios and limitations on our ability to incur secured and unsecured debt.  These covenants limit our flexibility in conducting our operations and create a risk of default on our indebtedness if we cannot continue to satisfy them.  Some of our debt instruments are cross-collateralized and contain cross default provisions with other debt instruments.  Due to this cross-collateralization, a failure or default with respect to certain debt instruments or properties could have an adverse impact on us or our properties that are subject to the cross-collateralization under the applicable debt instrument.  Failure to comply with these covenants could cause a default under the agreements and, in certain circumstances, our lenders may be entitled to accelerate our debt obligations.  Defaults under our debt agreements could materially and adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.

 

Rising interest rates may adversely affect our cash flow: As of December 31, 2016, outstanding borrowings of approximately $286 million under our unsecured revolving credit facility and approximately $195 million of our mortgage indebtedness bear interest at variable rates.  We may incur additional indebtedness in the future that bears interest at variable rates.  Variable rate debt creates higher debt service requirements if market interest rates increase.  Higher debt service requirements could adversely affect our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors and/or cause us to default under certain debt covenants.

 

Our degree of leverage could adversely affect our cash flow: We fund acquisition opportunities and development partially through short-term borrowings (including our unsecured revolving credit facility), as well as from proceeds from property sales and undistributed cash.  We expect to refinance projects purchased with short-term debt either with long-term indebtedness or equity

 

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financing depending upon the economic conditions at the time of refinancing.  The Board of Directors has a general policy of limiting the ratio of our indebtedness to total undepreciated assets (total debt as a percentage of total undepreciated assets) to 50 percent or less, although there is no limit in our organizational documents on the amount of indebtedness that we may incur.  However, we have entered into certain financial agreements which contain financial and operating covenants that limit our ability under certain circumstances to incur additional secured and unsecured indebtedness.  The Board of Directors could alter or eliminate its current policy on borrowing at any time at its discretion.  If this policy were changed, we could become more highly leveraged, resulting in an increase in debt service that could adversely affect our cash flow and our ability to make distributions or payments to our investors and/or could cause an increased risk of default on our obligations.

 

We are dependent on external sources of capital for future growth: To qualify as a real estate investment trust under the Code, the General Partner must distribute to its shareholders each year at least 90 percent of its net taxable income, excluding any net capital gain. Because of this distribution requirement, it is not likely that we will be able to fund all future capital needs, including for acquisitions and developments, from income from operations.  Therefore, we will have to rely on third-party sources of capital, which may or may not be available on favorable terms or at all.  Our access to third-party sources of capital depends on a number of things, including the market’s perception of our growth potential and our current and potential future earnings.  Moreover, additional equity offerings may result in substantial dilution of our shareholders’ interests, and additional debt financing may substantially increase our leverage.

 

Adverse changes in our credit ratings could adversely affect our business and financial condition: The credit ratings assigned to our senior unsecured notes by nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (the “NRSROs”) are based on our operating performance, liquidity and leverage ratios, overall financial position and other factors employed by the NRSROs in their rating analyses of us.  These ratings and similar ratings of us and any debt or preferred securities we may issue are subject to ongoing evaluation by the NRSROs, and we cannot assure you that any such ratings will not be changed by the NRSROs if, in their judgment, circumstances warrant.  Our credit ratings can affect the amount of capital we can access, as well as the terms of any financings we may obtain. There can be no assurance that we will be able to maintain our current credit ratings, and in the event our current credit ratings are downgraded, we would likely incur higher borrowing costs and may encounter difficulty in obtaining additional financing.

 

Competition for skilled personnel could increase our labor costs.

 

We compete with various other companies in attracting and retaining qualified and skilled personnel.  We depend on our ability to attract and retain skilled management personnel who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of our company.  Competitive pressures may require that we enhance our pay and benefits package to compete effectively for such personnel.  We may not be able to offset such added costs by increasing the rates we charge our tenants.  If there is an increase in these costs or if we fail to attract and retain qualified and skilled personnel, our business and operating results could be harmed.

 

We are dependent on our key personnel whose continued service is not guaranteed.

 

We are dependent upon key personnel for strategic business direction and real estate experience, including our chief executive officer, our president and chief operating officer, and our chief financial officer, chief investment officer, general counsel, executive vice president of leasing, chairman of Roseland and president, and chief operating officer of Roseland.  While we believe that we could find replacements for these key personnel, loss of their services could adversely affect our operations.  We do not have key man life insurance for our key personnel.  In addition, as the Company seeks to reposition a portion of its portfolio from office to the multi-family rental sector, the Company may become increasingly dependent on non-executive personnel with residential development and leasing expertise to effectively execute the Company’s long-term strategy.

 

Certain provisions of Maryland law and the General Partner’s charter and bylaws could hinder, delay or prevent changes in control.

 

Certain provisions of Maryland law and General Partner’s charter and bylaws have the effect of discouraging, delaying or preventing transactions that involve an actual or threatened change in control.  These provisions include the following:

 

Classified Board of Directors: The General Partner’s Board of Directors is divided into three classes with staggered terms of office of three years each.  At the 2015 annual meeting of stockholders, stockholders approved amendments to the General Partner’s charter and bylaws to declassify its Board of Directors over a three year period from 2015 through 2017 such that each director whose term expires at the annual meeting of stockholders in 2015 through 2017 will be elected to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders following their election, instead of the third-succeeding annual meeting, and until their successors are elected and qualify.  During this transition period, the General Partner’s Board of Directors will remain classified with respect to the directors whose three year terms have not yet expired during such period.  The classification and staggered terms of office of the General Partner’s directors make it more difficult for a third party to gain control of General Partner’s board of directors.  At least two annual meetings of stockholders, instead of one, generally would be required to affect a change in a majority of the General Partner’s Board of Directors.  Effective at the 2017 annual meeting of stockholders, the General Partner’s Board of Directors will be fully declassified.

 

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Maryland law permits a board of directors to classify itself at any time, and the General Partner’s Board of Directors has reserved the right to do so under Maryland law.

 

Removal of Directors: Under the General Partner’s charter, subject to the rights of one or more classes or series of preferred stock to elect one or more directors, a director may be removed only for cause and only by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all votes entitled to be cast by our stockholders generally in the election of directors.  Neither the Maryland General Corporation Law nor the General Partner’s charter define the term “cause.”  As a result, removal for “cause” is subject to Maryland common law and to judicial interpretation and review in the context of the facts and circumstances of any particular situation.

 

Number of Directors, Board Vacancies, Terms of Office: The General Partner has, in its bylaws, elected to be subject to certain provisions of Maryland law which vest in the Board of Directors the exclusive right to determine the number of directors and the exclusive right, by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining directors, even if the remaining directors do not constitute a quorum, to fill vacancies on the board.  These provisions of Maryland law, which are applicable even if other provisions of Maryland law or the charter or bylaws provide to the contrary, also provide that any director elected to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the full term of the class of directors in which the vacancy occurred, rather than the next annual meeting of stockholders as would otherwise be the case, and until his or her successor is elected and qualifies.  The General Partner has, in its corporate governance principles, adopted a mandatory retirement age of 80 years old for directors.

 

Stockholder Requested Special Meetings: The General Partner’s bylaws provide that its stockholders have the right to call a special meeting only upon the written request of the stockholders entitled to cast not less than a majority of all the votes entitled to be cast by the stockholders at such meeting.

 

Advance Notice Provisions for Stockholder Nominations and Proposals: The General Partner’s bylaws require advance written notice for stockholders to nominate persons for election as directors at, or to bring other business before, any meeting of stockholders.  This bylaw provision limits the ability of stockholders to make nominations of persons for election as directors or to introduce other proposals unless we are notified in a timely manner prior to the meeting.

 

Exclusive Authority of the Board to Amend the Bylaws: The General Partner’s bylaws provide that its board of directors has the exclusive power to adopt, alter or repeal any provision of the bylaws or to make new bylaws.  Thus, its stockholders may not effect any changes to its bylaws.

 

Preferred Stock: Under the General Partner’s charter, its Board of Directors has authority to issue preferred stock from time to time in one or more series and to establish the terms, preferences and rights of any such series of preferred stock, all without approval of its stockholders.  As a result, its Board of Directors may establish a series of preferred stock that could delay or prevent a transaction or a change in control.

 

Duties of Directors with Respect to Unsolicited Takeovers: Maryland law provides protection for Maryland corporations against unsolicited takeovers by limiting, among other things, the duties of the directors in unsolicited takeover situations. The duties of directors of Maryland corporations do not require them to (a) accept, recommend or respond to any proposal by a person seeking to acquire control of the corporation, (b) authorize the corporation to redeem any rights under, or modify or render inapplicable, any stockholders rights plan, (c) make a determination under the Maryland Business Combination Act or the Maryland Control Share Acquisition Act, or (d) act or fail to act solely because of the effect the act or failure to act may have on an acquisition or potential acquisition of control of the corporation or the amount or type of consideration that may be offered or paid to the stockholders in an acquisition.  Maryland law also contains a statutory presumption that an act of a director of a Maryland corporation satisfies the applicable standards of conduct for directors under Maryland law.

 

Ownership Limit: In order to preserve the General Partner’s status as a real estate investment trust under the Code, its charter generally prohibits any single stockholder, or any group of affiliated stockholders, from beneficially owning more than 9.8 percent of its outstanding capital stock unless its Board of Directors waives or modifies this ownership limit.

 

Maryland Business Combination Act: The Maryland Business Combination Act provides that unless exempted, a Maryland corporation may not engage in certain business combinations, including mergers, consolidations, share exchanges or, in circumstances specified in the statute, asset transfers, issuances or reclassifications of shares of stock and other specified transactions, with an “interested stockholder” or an affiliate of an interested stockholder, for five years after the most recent date on which the interested stockholder became an interested stockholder, and thereafter unless specified criteria are met.  An interested stockholder is generally a person owning or controlling, directly or indirectly, 10 percent or more of the voting power of the outstanding stock of the Maryland corporation.  The General Partner’s board of directors has exempted from this statute business combinations between the Company

 

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and certain affiliated individuals and entities.  However, unless its board adopts other exemptions, the provisions of the Maryland Business Combination Act will be applicable to business combinations with other persons.

 

Maryland Control Share Acquisition Act: Maryland law provides that holders of “control shares” of a corporation acquired in a “control share acquisition” shall have no voting rights with respect to the control shares except to the extent approved by a vote of two-thirds of the votes eligible to cast on the matter under the Maryland Control Share Acquisition Act.  “Control shares” means shares of stock that, if aggregated with all other shares of stock previously acquired by the acquirer, would entitle the acquirer to exercise voting power in electing directors within one of the following ranges of the voting power:  one-tenth or more but less than one-third, one-third or more but less than a majority or a majority or more of all voting power.  A “control share acquisition” means the acquisition of control shares, subject to certain exceptions.

 

If voting rights of control shares acquired in a control share acquisition are not approved at a stockholder’s meeting, then subject to certain conditions and limitations, the issuer may redeem any or all of the control shares for fair value.  If voting rights of such control shares are approved at a stockholder’s meeting and the acquirer becomes entitled to vote a majority of the shares of stock entitled to vote, all other stockholders may exercise appraisal rights.  The General Partner’s bylaws contain a provision exempting from the Maryland Control Share Acquisition Act any acquisitions of shares by certain affiliated individuals and entities, any directors, officers or employees of the Company and any person approved by the board of directors prior to the acquisition by such person of control shares.  Any control shares acquired in a control share acquisition which are not exempt under the foregoing provisions of our bylaws will be subject to the Maryland Control Share Acquisition Act.

 

Consequences of the General Partner’s failure to qualify as a real estate investment trust could adversely affect our financial condition.

 

Failure to maintain ownership limits could cause the General Partner to lose its qualification as a real estate investment trust: In order for the General Partner to maintain its qualification as a real estate investment trust under the Code, not more than 50 percent in value of its outstanding stock may be actually and/or constructively owned by five or fewer individuals (as defined in the Code to include certain entities).  The General Partner has limited the ownership of its outstanding shares of common stock by any single stockholder to 9.8 percent of the outstanding shares of its common stock.  Its Board of Directors could waive this restriction if it was satisfied, based upon the advice of tax counsel or otherwise, that such action would be in the best interests of the General Partner and its stockholders and would not affect its qualification as a real estate investment trust under the Code.  Common stock acquired or transferred in breach of the limitation may be redeemed by us for the lesser of the price paid and the average closing price for the 10 trading days immediately preceding redemption or sold at the direction of the General Partner.  The General Partner may elect to redeem such shares of common stock for Units, which are nontransferable except in very limited circumstances.  Any transfer of shares of common stock which, as a result of such transfer, causes the General Partner to be in violation of any ownership limit, will be deemed void.  Although the General Partner currently intends to continue to operate in a manner which will enable it to continue to qualify as a real estate investment trust under the Code, it is possible that future economic, market, legal, tax or other considerations may cause its Board of Directors to revoke the election for the General Partner’s to qualify as a real estate investment trust.  Under the General Partner’s organizational documents, its Board of Directors can make such revocation without the consent of its stockholders.

 

In addition, the consent of the holders of at least 85 percent of the Operating Partnership’s partnership units is required: (i) to merge (or permit the merger of) the Operating Partnership with another unrelated person, pursuant to a transaction in which the Operating Partnership is not the surviving entity; (ii) to dissolve, liquidate or wind up the Operating Partnership; or (iii) to convey or otherwise transfer all or substantially all of the Operating Partnership’s assets.  As of February 24, 2017, the General Partner, owns approximately 89.7 percent of the Operating Partnership’s outstanding common partnership units.

 

Tax liabilities as a consequence of failure to qualify as a real estate investment trust: the General Partner has elected to be treated and have operated so as to qualify as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes since the General Partner’s taxable year ended December 31, 1994.  Although the General Partner believes it will continue to operate in such manner, it cannot guarantee that it will do so.  Qualification as a real estate investment trust involves the satisfaction of various requirements (some on an annual and some on a quarterly basis) established under highly technical and complex tax provisions of the Code.  Because few judicial or administrative interpretations of such provisions exist and qualification determinations are fact sensitive, the General Partner cannot assure you that it will qualify as a real estate investment trust for any taxable year.

 

If the General Partner fails to qualify as a real estate investment trust in any taxable year, it will be subject to the following:

 

·                  it will not be allowed a deduction for dividends paid to shareholders;

·                  it will be subject to federal income tax at regular corporate rates, including any alternative minimum tax, if applicable; and

 

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·                  unless it is entitled to relief under certain statutory provisions, it will not be permitted to qualify as a real estate investment trust for the four taxable years following the year during which was disqualified.

 

A loss the General Partner’s status as a real estate investment trust could have an adverse effect on us.  Failure to qualify as a real estate investment trust also would eliminate the requirement that the General Partner pay dividends to its stockholders.

 

Other tax liabilities: Even if the General Partner qualifies as a real estate investment trust under the Code, its subject to certain federal, state and local taxes on our income and property and, in some circumstances, certain other state and local taxes.  From time to time changes in state and local tax laws or regulations are enacted, which may result in an increase in our tax liability. A shortfall in tax revenues for states and municipalities in which we operate may lead to an increase in the frequency and amount of such increase.  These actions could adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations. In addition, our taxable REIT subsidiaries will be subject to federal, state and local income tax for income received in connection with certain non-customary services performed for tenants and/or third parties.

 

Risk of changes in the tax law applicable to real estate investment trusts: Since the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Treasury Department and Congress frequently review federal income tax legislation, we cannot predict whether, when or to what extent new federal tax laws, regulations, interpretations or rulings will be adopted.  Any such legislative action may prospectively or retroactively modify our tax treatment and, therefore, may adversely affect taxation of us, and/or our investors.

 

Security breaches and other disruptions could compromise our information and expose us to liability, which would cause our business and reputation to suffer.

 

In the ordinary course of our business, we collect and store sensitive data, including intellectual property, our proprietary business information and that of our tenants and business partners, including personally identifiable information of our tenants and employees, in our data centers and on our networks.  Despite our security measures, our information technology and infrastructure may be vulnerable to attacks by hackers or breached due to employee error, malfeasance or other disruptions.  Any such breach could compromise our networks and the information stored there could be accessed, publicly disclosed, lost or stolen. Any such access, disclosure or other loss of information could result in legal claims or proceedings, liability under laws that protect the privacy of personal information, disrupt our operations, and damage our reputation, which could adversely affect our business.

 

We face possible risks associated with the physical effects of climate change.

 

We cannot predict with certainty whether climate change is occurring and, if so, at what rate.  However, the physical effects of climate change could have a material adverse effect on our properties, operations and business.  For example, many of our properties are located along the East coast, particularly those in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.  To the extent climate change causes changes in weather patterns, our markets could experience increases in storm intensity and rising sea-levels.  Over time, these conditions could result in declining demand for office space in our buildings or the inability of us to operate the buildings at all.  Climate change may also have indirect effects on our business by increasing the cost of (or making unavailable) property insurance on terms we find acceptable, increasing the cost of energy and increasing the cost of snow removal or related costs at our properties.  Proposed legislation to address climate change could increase utility and other costs of operating our properties which, if not offset by rising rental income, would reduce our net income.  There can be no assurance that climate change will not have a material adverse effect on our properties, operations or business.

 

Changes in market conditions could adversely affect the market price of the General Partner’s common stock.

 

As with other publicly traded equity securities, the value of the General Partner’s common stock depends on various market conditions, which may change from time to time.  The market price of the General Partner’s common stock could change in ways that may or may not be related to our business, the General Partner’s industry or our operating performance and financial condition.  Among the market conditions that may affect the value of the General Partner’s common stock are the following:

 

·                  the extent of your interest in us;

·                  the general reputation of REITs and the attractiveness of the General Partner’s equity securities in comparison to other equity securities, including securities issued by other real estate-based companies;

·                  our financial performance; and

·                  general stock and bond market conditions.

 

The market value of the General Partner’s common stock is based primarily upon the market’s perception of our growth potential and our current and potential future earnings and cash dividends. Consequently, the General Partner’s common stock may trade at prices that are higher or lower than its net asset value per share of common stock.

 

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ITEM 1B.     UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

 

None.

 

ITEM 2.        PROPERTIES

 

PROPERTY LIST

 

As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s Consolidated Properties consisted of 190 in-service commercial office and flex properties, as well as nine multi-family properties.  The Consolidated Properties are located primarily in the Northeast.  The Consolidated Properties are easily accessible from major thoroughfares and are in close proximity to numerous amenities.  The Consolidated Properties contain a total of approximately 21.0 million square feet of commercial space and 2,027 apartments with the individual commercial properties ranging from 6,216 to 1,246,283 square feet.  The Consolidated Properties, managed by on-site employees, generally have attractively landscaped sites and atriums in addition to quality design and construction.  The Company’s commercial tenants include many service sector employers, including a large number of professional firms and national and international businesses.  The Company believes that all of its properties are well-maintained and do not require significant capital improvements.

 

Office Properties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 

2016

 

 

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

Net

 

Leased

 

Base

 

 

 

Average

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

Rentable

 

as of

 

Rent

 

Percentage

 

Base Rent

 

Effective Rent

 

 

 

Year

 

Area

 

12/31/16

 

($000’s)

 

of Total 2016

 

Per Sq. Ft.

 

Per Sq. Ft.

 

Property Location

 

Built

 

(Sq. Ft.)

 

(%) (a)

 

(b) (c)

 

Base Rent (%)

 

($) (c) (d)

 

($) (c) (e)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW JERSEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BERGEN COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Bridge Plaza

 

1981

 

200,000

 

88.9

%

4,752

 

1.05

 

26.72

 

23.66

 

2115 Linwood Avenue

 

1981

 

68,000

 

98.4

%

1,501

 

0.33

 

22.44

 

17.87

 

Montvale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

135 Chestnut Ridge Road (h)

 

1981

 

66,150

 

66.6

%

923

 

0.20

 

20.95

 

19.45

 

Paramus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 East Midland Avenue

 

1988

 

259,823

 

53.6

%

3,105

 

0.69

 

22.30

 

18.59

 

140 East Ridgewood Avenue

 

1981

 

239,680

 

100.0

%

5,622

 

1.25

 

23.46

 

19.74

 

461 From Road

 

1988

 

253,554

 

99.6

%

5,619

 

1.24

 

22.26

 

18.31

 

650 From Road

 

1978

 

348,510

 

75.6

%

5,829

 

1.29

 

22.14

 

18.27

 

61 South Paramus Road (f)

 

1985

 

269,191

 

66.0

%

4,721

 

1.05

 

26.55

 

23.08

 

Rochelle Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

365 West Passaic Street

 

1976

 

212,578

 

84.3

%

3,657

 

0.81

 

20.41

 

18.24

 

395 West Passaic Street

 

1979

 

100,589

 

75.6

%

1,527

 

0.34

 

20.07

 

16.26

 

Woodcliff Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

400 Chestnut Ridge Road

 

1982

 

89,200

 

100.0

%

2,175

 

0.48

 

24.38

 

22.48

 

50 Tice Boulevard

 

1984

 

235,000

 

90.0

%

5,690

 

1.26

 

26.91

 

23.31

 

300 Tice Boulevard

 

1991

 

230,000

 

68.1

%

4,569

 

1.01

 

29.15

 

25.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESSEX COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

150 J.F. Kennedy Parkway

 

1980

 

247,476

 

97.2

%

7,160

 

1.59

 

29.77

 

23.11

 

Borough of Roseland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Becker Farm Road (h)

 

1982

 

129,732

 

77.5

%

2,552

 

0.57

 

25.37

 

23.67

 

75 Livingston Avenue

 

1985

 

94,221

 

70.2

%

1,251

 

0.28

 

18.91

 

16.91

 

85 Livingston Avenue (h)

 

1985

 

124,595

 

76.1

%

2,478

 

0.55

 

26.15

 

23.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUDSON COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoboken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

111 River Street (g)

 

2002

 

566,215

 

97.0

%

12,095

 

2.68

 

43.70

 

42.56

 

Jersey City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harborside Plaza 1

 

1983

 

400,000

 

100.0

%

12,124

 

2.69

 

30.31

 

26.77

 

Harborside Plaza 2

 

1990

 

761,200

 

80.7

%

13,177

 

2.92

 

21.45

 

17.67

 

Harborside Plaza 3 (c)

 

1990

 

725,600

 

86.2

%

20,810

 

4.61

 

33.27

 

29.73

 

Harborside Plaza 4-A

 

2000

 

207,670

 

98.6

%

6,529

 

1.45

 

31.87

 

26.29

 

Harborside Plaza 5

 

2002

 

977,225

 

99.1

%

35,470

 

7.86

 

36.62

 

31.49

 

101 Hudson Street

 

1992

 

1,246,283

 

100.0

%

36,015

 

7.98

 

28.90

 

25.86

 

 

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Office Properties

(Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 

2016

 

 

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

Net

 

Leased

 

Base

 

 

 

Average

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

Rentable

 

as of

 

Rent

 

Percentage

 

Base Rent

 

Effective Rent

 

 

 

Year

 

Area

 

12/31/16

 

($000’s)

 

of Total 2016

 

Per Sq. Ft.

 

Per Sq. Ft.

 

Property Location

 

Built

 

(Sq. Ft.)

 

(%) (a)

 

(b) (c)

 

Base Rent (%)

 

($) (c) (d)

 

($) (c) (e)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MERCER COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton Township

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 AAA Drive

 

1981

 

35,270

 

83.0

%

689

 

0.15

 

23.53

 

19.26

 

600 Horizon Drive

 

2002

 

95,000

 

100.0

%

1,147

 

0.25

 

12.07

 

9.39

 

700 Horizon Drive

 

2007

 

120,000

 

100.0

%

2,537

 

0.56

 

21.14

 

18.80

 

2 South Gold Drive

 

1974

 

33,962

 

72.0

%

568

 

0.13

 

23.22

 

20.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Princeton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

103 Carnegie Center

 

1984

 

96,000

 

87.4

%

2,221

 

0.49

 

26.46

 

22.12

 

3 Independence Way (h)

 

1983

 

111,300

 

100.0

%

2,365

 

0.52

 

21.25

 

17.50

 

100 Overlook Center

 

1988

 

149,600

 

89.6

%

3,781

 

0.84

 

28.21

 

25.11

 

5 Vaughn Drive

 

1987

 

98,500

 

54.2

%

1,964

 

0.43

 

36.77

 

32.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Brunswick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

377 Summerhill Road

 

1977

 

40,000

 

100.0

%

372

 

0.08

 

9.30

 

8.98

 

Edison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

333 Thornall Street

 

1984

 

196,128

 

97.0

%

5,690

 

1.26

 

29.91

 

26.91

 

343 Thornall Street

 

1991

 

195,709

 

97.1

%

4,344

 

0.96

 

22.85

 

19.03

 

Iselin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

101 Wood Avenue South (g)

 

1990

 

262,841

 

100.0

%

4,637

 

1.03

 

30.23

 

26.61

 

Plainsboro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

500 College Road East (f)(h)

 

1984

 

158,235

 

76.0

%

1,948

 

0.43

 

16.20

 

13.73

 

Woodbridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

581 Main Street

 

1991

 

200,000

 

97.8

%

5,070

 

1.12

 

25.93

 

21.84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONMOUTH COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holmdel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23 Main Street

 

1977

 

350,000

 

100.0

%

4,562

 

1.01

 

13.03

 

10.21

 

Middletown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One River Centre Bldg 1

 

1983

 

122,594

 

97.6

%

3,094

 

0.69

 

25.86

 

21.94

 

One River Centre Bldg 2

 

1983

 

120,360

 

100.0

%

2,862

 

0.63

 

23.78

 

19.72

 

One River Centre Bldg 3 and 4

 

1984

 

214,518

 

89.3

%

4,378

 

0.97

 

22.85

 

20.57

 

Neptune

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3600 Route 66

 

1989

 

180,000

 

100.0

%

4,365

 

0.97

 

24.25

 

18.82

 

Wall Township

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1305 Campus Parkway

 

1988

 

23,350

 

92.4

%

503

 

0.11

 

23.33

 

19.38

 

1350 Campus Parkway

 

1990

 

79,747

 

99.9

%

820

 

0.18

 

10.30

 

10.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORRIS COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florham Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

325 Columbia Turnpike

 

1987

 

168,144

 

100.0

%

4,007

 

0.89

 

23.83

 

19.91

 

Morris Plains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

201 Littleton Road

 

1979

 

88,369

 

54.9

%

1,081

 

0.24

 

22.27

 

17.12

 

Parsippany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Campus Drive

 

1983

 

147,475

 

81.7

%

2,407

 

0.53

 

19.97

 

15.76

 

6 Campus Drive

 

1983

 

148,291

 

83.4

%

2,788

 

0.62

 

22.56

 

19.23

 

7 Campus Drive

 

1982

 

154,395

 

92.1

%

2,634

 

0.58

 

18.53

 

15.90

 

8 Campus Drive

 

1987

 

215,265

 

59.8

%

3,277

 

0.73

 

25.45

 

21.20

 

9 Campus Drive

 

1983

 

156,495

 

87.3

%

2,377

 

0.53

 

17.40

 

13.58

 

2 Dryden Way

 

1990

 

6,216

 

100.0

%

99

 

0.02

 

15.93

 

14.64

 

4 Gatehall Drive

 

1988

 

248,480

 

97.5

%

6,075

 

1.35

 

25.07

 

22.14

 

 

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Office Properties

(Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 

2016

 

 

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

Net

 

Leased

 

Base

 

 

 

Average

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

Rentable

 

as of

 

Rent

 

Percentage

 

Base Rent

 

Effective Rent

 

 

 

Year

 

Area

 

12/31/16

 

($000’s)

 

of Total 2016

 

Per Sq. Ft.

 

Per Sq. Ft.

 

Property Location

 

Built

 

(Sq. Ft.)

 

(%) (a)

 

(b) (c)

 

Base Rent (%)

 

($) (c) (d)

 

($) (c) (e)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Hilton Court

 

1991

 

181,592

 

100.0

%

6,526

 

1.45

 

35.94

 

32.84

 

1 Sylvan Way

 

1989

 

150,557

 

81.7

%

4,266

 

0.95

 

34.70

 

30.36

 

5 Sylvan Way

 

1989

 

151,383

 

94.2

%

3,541

 

0.78

 

24.83

 

21.80

 

7 Sylvan Way (c)

 

1987

 

145,983

 

52.5

%

127

 

0.03

 

1.66

 

1.58

 

20 Waterview Boulevard (h)

 

1988

 

225,550

 

93.8

%

4,818

 

1.07

 

22.77

 

20.82

 

35 Waterview Boulevard (h)

 

1990

 

172,498

 

93.2

%

4,269

 

0.95

 

26.54

 

23.82

 

5 Wood Hollow Road

 

1979

 

317,040

 

98.6

%

5,892

 

1.31

 

18.84

 

14.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PASSAIC COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totowa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

999 Riverview Drive

 

1988

 

56,066

 

87.5

%

892

 

0.20

 

18.18

 

14.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOMERSET COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridgewater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

440 Route 22 East (h)

 

1990

 

198,376

 

81.7

%

4,608

 

1.02

 

28.43

 

24.33

 

721 Route 202/206 (h)

 

1989

 

192,741

 

94.1

%

4,536

 

1.01

 

25.00

 

21.59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNION COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cranford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Commerce Drive (h)

 

1973

 

56,000

 

76.0

%

981

 

0.22

 

23.05

 

19.81

 

11 Commerce Drive (h)

 

1981

 

90,000

 

67.0

%

1,544

 

0.34

 

25.59

 

22.32

 

12 Commerce Drive (h)

 

1967

 

72,260

 

62.7

%

356

 

0.08

 

7.85

 

7.10

 

14 Commerce Drive (h)

 

1971

 

67,189

 

100.0

%

1,416

 

0.31

 

21.07

 

18.35

 

25 Commerce Drive (h)

 

1971

 

67,749

 

60.8

%

1,015

 

0.22

 

24.66

 

22.47

 

65 Jackson Drive (h)

 

1984

 

82,778

 

42.1

%

674

 

0.15

 

19.35

 

14.50

 

New Providence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

890 Mountain Avenue (h)

 

1977

 

80,000

 

49.6

%

842

 

0.19

 

21.23

 

20.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total New Jersey Office

 

 

 

14,576,498

 

90.1

%(k)

328,316

 

72.76

 

26.53

 

23.08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WESTCHESTER COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elmsford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 Clearbrook Road (c)

 

1975

 

60,000

 

74.7

%

855

 

0.19

 

19.07

 

17.93

 

Hawthorne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Skyline Drive

 

1980

 

20,400

 

99.0

%

355

 

0.08

 

17.57

 

16.44

 

2 Skyline Drive

 

1987

 

30,000

 

100.0

%

542

 

0.12

 

18.07

 

13.77

 

7 Skyline Drive

 

1987

 

109,000

 

83.6

%

2,384

 

0.53

 

26.17

 

23.03

 

17 Skyline Drive (f)

 

1989

 

85,000

 

100.0

%

1,933

 

0.43

 

22.74

 

22.28

 

White Plains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Barker Avenue

 

1975

 

68,000

 

92.5

%

1,524

 

0.34

 

24.22

 

21.35

 

3 Barker Avenue

 

1983

 

65,300

 

74.3

%

1,358

 

0.30

 

28.00

 

25.11

 

50 Main Street

 

1985

 

309,000

 

78.3

%

7,720

 

1.71

 

31.91

 

27.57

 

11 Martine Avenue

 

1987

 

180,000

 

70.7

%

3,952

 

0.88

 

31.04

 

26.71

 

1 Water Street (h)

 

1979

 

45,700

 

57.6

%

699

 

0.14

 

26.53

 

23.50

 

Yonkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Executive Boulevard

 

1982

 

112,000

 

96.2

%

2,734

 

0.61

 

25.37

 

22.79

 

3 Executive Boulevard

 

1987

 

58,000

 

100.0

%

1,703

 

0.38

 

29.36

 

27.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total New York Office

 

 

 

1,142,400

 

83.7

%(k)

25,759

 

5.71

 

27.29

 

24.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL OFFICE PROPERTIES

 

 

 

15,718,898

 

89.6

%(k)

354,075

 

78.47

 

26.58

 

23.16

 

 

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Office/Flex Properties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 

2016

 

 

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

Net

 

Leased

 

Base

 

 

 

Average

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

Rentable

 

as of

 

Rent

 

Percentage

 

Base Rent

 

Effective Rent

 

 

 

Year

 

Area

 

12/31/16

 

($000’s)

 

of Total 2016

 

Per Sq. Ft.

 

Per Sq. Ft.

 

Property Location

 

Built

 

(Sq. Ft.)

 

(%) (a)

 

(b) (c)

 

Base Rent (%)

 

($) (c) (d)

 

($) (c) (e)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW JERSEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BURLINGTON COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burlington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Terri Lane

 

1991

 

64,500

 

93.5

%

519

 

0.12

 

8.61

 

7.99

 

5 Terri Lane

 

1992

 

74,555

 

94.1

%

606

 

0.13

 

8.64

 

6.93

 

Moorestown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Commerce Drive

 

1986

 

49,000

 

74.1

%

232

 

0.05

 

6.39

 

5.45

 

101 Commerce Drive

 

1988

 

64,700

 

100.0

%

276

 

0.06

 

4.27

 

3.86

 

102 Commerce Drive

 

1987

 

38,400

 

100.0

%

276

 

0.06

 

7.19

 

5.78

 

201 Commerce Drive

 

1986

 

38,400

 

66.7

%

135

 

0.03

 

5.27

 

4.14

 

202 Commerce Drive

 

1988

 

51,200

 

100.0

%

179

 

0.04

 

3.50

 

2.99

 

1 Executive Drive

 

1989

 

20,570

 

100.0

%

200

 

0.04

 

9.72

 

6.71

 

2 Executive Drive

 

1988

 

60,800

 

89.8

%

433

 

0.10

 

7.93

 

5.66

 

101 Executive Drive

 

1990

 

29,355

 

99.7

%

300

 

0.07

 

10.25

 

9.74

 

102 Executive Drive

 

1990

 

64,000

 

100.0

%

474

 

0.11

 

7.41

 

7.30

 

225 Executive Drive

 

1990

 

50,600

 

85.6

%

221

 

0.05

 

5.10

 

4.23

 

97 Foster Road

 

1982

 

43,200

 

83.3

%

145

 

0.03

 

4.03

 

3.42

 

1507 Lancer Drive

 

1995

 

32,700

 

100.0

%

146

 

0.03

 

4.46

 

3.43

 

1245 North Church Street

 

1998

 

52,810

 

65.1

%

254

 

0.06

 

7.38

 

6.80

 

1247 North Church Street

 

1998

 

52,790

 

93.8

%

394

 

0.09

 

7.95

 

6.16

 

1256 North Church Street

 

1984

 

63,495

 

100.0

%

479

 

0.11

 

7.54

 

6.61

 

840 North Lenola Road

 

1995

 

38,300

 

47.0

%

145

 

0.03

 

8.05

 

7.38

 

844 North Lenola Road

 

1995

 

28,670

 

100.0

%

206

 

0.05

 

7.19

 

6.10

 

915 North Lenola Road

 

1998

 

52,488

 

100.0

%

291

 

0.06

 

5.54

 

5.14

 

2 Twosome Drive

 

2000

 

48,600

 

100.0

%

411

 

0.09

 

8.46

 

6.26

 

30 Twosome Drive

 

1997

 

39,675

 

99.0

%

281

 

0.06

 

7.15

 

5.60

 

31 Twosome Drive

 

1998

 

84,200

 

100.0

%

421

 

0.09

 

5.00

 

4.22

 

40 Twosome Drive

 

1996

 

40,265

 

96.8

%

311

 

0.07

 

7.98

 

7.06

 

41 Twosome Drive

 

1998

 

43,050

 

77.7

%

202

 

0.04

 

6.04

 

4.57

 

50 Twosome Drive

 

1997

 

34,075

 

100.0

%

128

 

0.03

 

3.76

 

3.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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