Jersey City-based Mack-Cali Realty Corp. on Monday said it brought together a world-class team to drive repositioning of its Harborside Office campus on Jersey City’s waterfront by hiring two veteran leasing and construction specialists, as well naming CBRE as the firm’s new leasing agency.
Harborside is a unique campus with more than 4.3 million square feet of office and retail space, indoor and outdoor dining options, conferencing, fitness and wellness offerings, a daycare center, on-site parking, and 3,000 residential units in the neighborhood.
Edward Guiltinan will serve as senior vice president, Leasing, and brings 30 years of commercial real estate experience – including with Rockefeller Group for the past 20 years, where he leased millions of square feet of office, retail and industrial space.
Guiltinan recently participated in the redevelopment of 1271 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan and was responsible for the full lease-up of the building—totaling more than 2 million square feet of office space to tenants including MLB, Latham & Watkins, Bessemer Trust and AIG, and retail space to tenants including Avra Estiatorio.
Robert Willis assumed the role of senior vice president, Construction, overseeing the completion of key renovation projects across the campus.
Willis is a seasoned construction veteran who brings more than 25 years of experience managing multi-million-dollar capital projects across asset types. He most recently led design and construction for HEI Hotels and Resorts and played an integral role in the development of the New York Times Building for Forest City Ratner Cos.
CBRE will assist in leasing efforts at Harborisde as the leasing agency team, headed by mark Ravesloot. Working in partnership with Mack-Cali, the firm will implement a new marketing strategy focused on highlighting Harborside’s competitive advantages including access, pricing and performance.
Mary Ann Tighe will consult on the overall project and provide strategic oversight. Mack-Cali says the balance of the CBRE team – including Peter Turchin, Jeffrey Babikian, Robert Norton and Brett Shannon – also bring an impressive level of expertise.
“Both Ed and Rob bring unmatched experience and knowledge in their respective areas of work, which puts us in the best position to complete the transformation of Harborside and help attract tenants and win business as companies return to the office with a new list of requirements and considerations,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, board chair and interim chief executive officer of Mack-Cali. “Companies today are demanding more control of every aspect of the work ecosystem, and Harborside is one of the only true campus destinations that provides that comfort and is accessible from around the region.”"