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June 13, 2010


A new burger joint offering gourmet burgers at a fast food pace will be the newest addition to the McKinley Towne Centre building at 505 E. Liberty St. in downtown Ann Arbor.

@burger, owned by Big Boy Restaurants, will be the first of what Big Boy CEO Keith Sirois said could eventually become a national chain. The restaurant plans to open in mid-to-late July.

A second location, he said, could open as early as next year, possibly in Ann Arbor. He said Ann Arbor is a great location to start a business.

It has a fabulous demographic mix, he said. You have folks from all over the country, from all over the state and all over the world. Its just a terrific place to test the concept.

That concept is a modern yet comfortable atmosphere for people who appreciate good food, he said.

Unlike Big Boy, which Sirois described as more of a family restaurant, @burger will not offer sit-down service. Instead, patrons will order at the counter and have the food brought to them in the restaurants dining room, which Sirois described as contemporary and comfortable. He said the dining room will include several TVs for sports programming as well as outdoor seating in the alley next door.

Its kind of a quick, casual concept, he said.

The menu, Sirois said, will offer a limited selection of burgers, chicken sandwiches and salads. Burgers will be available in 7 ounce and 4 ounce sizes, with meat provided by Detroit-based meat packer Wolverine Packing Co.

Its a little larger burger with fresh baked buns made in the restaurant, Sirois said. Its a proprietary blend of meat.

Though the restaurant owns the recipes of more than 150 burger possibilities, Sirois said @burgers menu will feature a steady selection of five to six burgers plus the option to build your own burger. He said the restaurant will freshen the menu now and then with rotating choices.

When it comes to vegetarian options, Sirois said @burger will offer several salads and is looking into offering vegetarians sandwiches as well.

Particularly in Ann Arbor, we think thats something folks would like to see, he said. We want to make sure its high quality.

Price-wise, Sirois said a 7 ounce burger, chips and soft drink will run under $10, but said fixed prices have not yet been set.

@burger is also in the process of trying to obtain a liquor license to offer beer and wine, which Sirois said will complement the food.

We want to offer some microbrews and local favorites, he said. We do know that folks love to have a glass of beer with their burger.

The 3,185 square foot space will be the buildings final tenant, which also includes Tomukun Noodle Bar, lab and FedEx/Kinkos.

I think its a nice mix of tenants in there that help each other out, McKinley's regional leasing director Dan Pasick said. Theres both a national and local presence.

Pasick said @burger won the lease after competing against other mostly food retailers, including SmashBurger, Five Guys Burgers and Fries - now moving to State Street - and other national chains.

He said Big Boy has solid credentials as a restaurant and McKinley liked the idea.

We like that its going to be their first concept, he said. I think they had a unique product that would do good there.

Erica Hobbs is a reporter for AnnArbor.com. Reach her at 734 623-2537 or via e-mail at ericahobbs@annarbor.com.


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June 7, 2010

June 4, 2010

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

McKinleys Residential Client Services is pleased to announce the successful disposition of Friendly Village. Friendly Village is a 504 sites manufactured housing community located in Greenwood, Indiana. McKinley was appointed Receiver of this community in October 2008.

We were excited to have the opportunity to apply our proven track record of success to assist with this asset, states Albert M. Berriz, Chief Executive Officer.

McKinley, founded in 1968, is a well respected national real estate investment firm that owns and operates $2.4 billion in assets in 139 properties for its own account and for select clientele. This includes 30,039 apartments and over 7.0 million square feet of commercial space located in 19 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,250 full-time employees nationwide.

For more information on McKinleys Residential Client Services, please contact Kenneth P. Polsinelli at 734-769-8520 x230.

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June 7, 2010

June 4, 2010

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Albert M. Berriz, Chief Executive Officer and Karen Andrews, SPHR, Chief Development Officer of McKinley are pleased to jointly announce today that McKinley has been named to the Honor Roll by The Center for Companies That Care for the fifth consecutive year.

Honor Roll recipients are selected for their strong commitment to elevating the quality of life for their employees and for people in the broader community as well as adhering to all ten of the 10 Characteristics inherent to a Company That Cares. Each application is reviewed by an independent panel of seasoned business professionals.

McKinley is proud to be a fifth-time member of the Companies that Care Honor Roll. We are delighted to have been recognized by the panel, and to be able to share details of our culture. Our core values and philosophies are closely aligned with the Companies that Care characteristics, including our Core Purpose of Enriching the quality of life in our communities. Living these values is a daily practice for our team members, and the resulting world-class culture and focus on employee development are key ingredients to our success, said Karen Andrews, SPHR, Chief Development Officer.

We are extremely pleased that a growing number of organizations such as McKinley, Inc. are focusing on their social responsibility, a focus that sustains individuals, families and communities and can give them an advantage with customers, employees and investors, said Marci Koblenz, Co-founder and President of Center for Companies That Care.

Those named to the 2010 list feature U.S. companies that are large, medium and small, public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit, in diverse industries across 15 states. A full list of recognized companies appears at www.companies-that-care.org.

The Honor Roll is announced annually in conjunction with the annual launch of CAREDAYS, a month-long national initiative to engage individuals and employers in activities addressing a significant societal issue in our communities. CAREDAYS10 is focused on childhood literacy.

McKinley, founded in 1968, is a well respected national real estate investment firm that owns and operates $2.4 billion in assets including 139 properties for its own account and for select clientele. This includes 30,039 apartments and over 7.0 million square feet of commercial space located in 19 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,250 full-time employees nationwide.

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June 2, 2010

June 3, 2010

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

McKinley, Inc. has been appointed Property Manager of The Element at Metrowest located in Orlando, Florida. The Element at Metrowest is a 219 unit luxury golf course community consisting of one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes. The property is surrounded by a world-class golf course and scenic Turkey Lake.

We are very pleased to have the opportunity to apply our proven track record of success to assist with this asset. Im confident that by applying our teams passion and expertise, we will be able to enrich the quality of life and create value for all of the stakeholders, states Albert M. Berriz, Chief Executive Officer.

McKinley, founded in 1968, is a well respected national real estate investment firm that owns and operates $2.4 billion in assets including 139 properties for its own account and for select clientele. This includes 30,039 apartments and over 7.0 million square feet of commercial space located in 19 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,250 full-time employees nationwide.

For more information on McKinleys Residential Client Services, please contact Kenneth P. Polsinelli at 734-769-8520 x230.

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June 2, 2010

June 1, 2010

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Matthew D. Mason of McKinleys Commercial Client Services group has been appointed Receiver of a 576 unit self-storage facility located in Ft. Myers, Florida. The appointment was made by the 20th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Lee County.

McKinley, founded in 1968, is a well respected national real estate investment firm that owns and operates $2.4 billion in assets including 139 properties for its own account and for select clientele. This includes 30,039 apartments and over 7.0 million square feet of commercial space located in 19 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,250 full-time employees nationwide.

For more information on McKinleys Commercial Client Services and Property Management, please contact Matthew D. Mason at 734-769-8520 x267.

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June 2, 2010

June 2, 2010

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

McKinleys Residential Client Services is pleased to announce the successful disposition of Division Place Apartments. Division Place Apartments is a 24 unit property located in Richmond, Michigan. McKinley was appointed Property Manager of this community in August 2008.

We were excited to have the opportunity to apply our proven track record of success to assist with this asset, states Albert M. Berriz, Chief Executive Officer.

McKinley, founded in 1968, is a well respected national real estate investment firm that owns and operates $2.4 billion in assets in 139 properties for its own account and for select clientele. This includes 30,039 apartments and over 7.0 million square feet of commercial space located in 19 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,250 full-time employees nationwide.

For more information on McKinleys Residential Client Services, please contact Kenneth P. Polsinelli at 734-769-8520 x230.

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