Mack-Cali Announces Lease in Short Hills

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation today announced that Willis of New Jersey, Inc., a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, has signed a new 10-year, six-month lease for 25,113 square feet 150 John F. Kennedy Parkway in Short Hills.

The class A 150 JFK Parkway—a five-story, 247,476-square-foot office building—features a state-of-the-art lobby and common areas with complimentary Wi-Fi, covered parking, and a premier location next to the Mall at Short Hills and the Hilton Short Hills. The building will serve as home for Willis of New Jersey’s retail insurance brokerage operations and will enable Willis to better serve its local clients.

The tenant was represented in the transaction by Laura Finamore of Cushman & Wakefield and Jack Feeney of Savills Studley. Mack-Cali was represented in-house by Diane Chayes, senior vice president of leasing.

Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive officer of Mack-Cali, commented, “Given that we enjoy an exceptional relationship with Willis as our insurance broker, I had the pleasure of working on this transaction with Joe Gunn, Willis national partner–Northeast region, and Owen Bowes, senior vice president. We’re pleased to welcome Willis to 150 JFK Parkway. Willis was formerly a tenant at our 14 Commerce Drive property in Cranford. We look forward to serving each other’s needs for many years to come.”

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