Mack-Cali Realty Corporation announces the appointment of Victor B. MacFarlane, to its Board of Directors (“the Board”), effective as of June 9, 2021. Mr. MacFarlane will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. MacFarlane has over 40 years of real estate experience across property development, acquisitions, asset management and portfolio management and is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacFarlane Partners, a real estate investment management and development firm he founded in 1987.
“We are very excited to add a seasoned real estate investor and industry leader like Victor to our Board,” said Board Chair, Tammy K. Jones. “Victor has an extensive track record of owning, developing and managing innovative commercial, multifamily and urban real estate projects. We look forward to benefitting from his wealth of investment and industry knowledge as we further refine our strategy and identify opportunities to unlock value for our shareholders and stakeholders.”
“Mack-Cali is a company with a dedicated team, strong collection of assets, and most importantly, tremendous future potential,” added Mr. MacFarlane. “I am excited to join the Board at this pivotal point in the company’s strategic transformation and work closely with my fellow directors as we chart the best path forward to tap into this potential and drive value.”
Under Mr. MacFarlane’s leadership, MacFarlane Partners pioneered the urban investment concept and today is an industry leader in urban/smart-growth development. Through its urban real estate program, the firm has invested in $13 billion of properties since 1996, totaling eight million square feet of commercial space and 15,000 multifamily housing units in major markets nationwide.
In 1996, Mr. MacFarlane sold his firm’s $2 billion core separate-account investment management business to GE Capital, after which he served as Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital Investment Advisors for three years. Mr. MacFarlane serves on the boards of directors of Site Centers Corp., Overland Tandberg and the Real Estate Executive Council; the advisory board of the Robert Toigo Foundation; and the board of advisors for the UCLA School of Law.
He is a past recipient of a Distinguished Business Leadership Award from the USC School of Architecture; a Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2008 Executive of the Year Award from the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce; the National Inner City Economic Leadership Award from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City; the Trailblazer Achievement Award from the Global Diversity Summit, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
About Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
One of the country’s leading real estate investment trusts (REITs), Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is an owner, manager and developer of premier office and multifamily properties in select waterfront and transit-oriented markets throughout New Jersey. Mack-Cali is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, and is the visionary behind the city’s flourishing waterfront, where the company is leading development, improvement, and place-making initiatives for Harborside, a master-planned destination comprised of class A office, luxury apartments, diverse retail and restaurants, and public spaces.
A fully integrated and self-managed company, Mack-Cali has provided world-class management, leasing, and development services throughout New Jersey and the surrounding region for over two decades. By regularly investing in its properties and innovative lifestyle amenity packages, Mack-Cali creates environments that empower tenants and residents to reimagine the way they work and live.
For more information on Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and its properties, visit https://www.mack-cali.com/.