August 18, 2011
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA-McKinley is pleased to announce that TitleMax has signed a lease at JANAF Shopping Center. TitleMax is one of the nations largest title lending companies with more than 500 locations in seven states. Their mission is to provide financial products to people without access to traditional credit alternatives.
We welcome this addition to JANAF.
For more information onretail space at the JANAF Shopping Center, please contact Thomas Gritter at 734-769-8520 x 289
August 18, 2011
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA-McKinley is pleased to announce that Liberty Tax has signed a lease at JANAF Shopping Center. There are more than 3,800 Liberty Tax Service offices operating in the United States and Canada, and 136 offices in Virginia. Liberty Tax has seen very successful growth over the past few years and the number of franchises has gone up rapidly. Liberty Tax can help you prepare your individual tax return, as well as offers tax education classes and loan information.
Liberty Tax will be a strong tenant to add to the mix at JANAF.
For more information on leasing at the JANAF Shopping Center, please contact Thomas Gritter at 734-769-8520 x 289
August 17, 2011
Ann Arbor, MI McKinleys Residential Client Services team is pleased to announce that it has been appointed Receiver for a 14 asset multifamily portfolio spanning over 6 states. This 3,709 unit portfolio includes 7 assets in Texas which marks McKinleys first expansion into the Texas market. This appointment is also is one of the five largest multifamily assignments in the CMBS market in 2011.
This receivership appointment is a testimony to the expertise and value creation that McKinley offers, said Albert M. Berriz, Chief Executive Officer of McKinley. We have become the go-to company for distressed assets based not only our great track record of repositioning distressed assets, but our ability to revitalize apartment communities in an extremely timely manner. We are gratified by the confidence of the Court and the market in our abilities, and for the opportunity that this transaction provides for our team. The complexities inherent in this assignment create many challenges but also provide the most potential for improvement. We are excited about enriching the quality of life in these communities and we expect a successful outcome for all of the stakeholders in this deal."
This appointment represents the 107th court appointment of McKinley to workout distressed real estate since the beginning of the financial crisis.
Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, McKinley is a leading owner and manager of multifamily real estate. Currently ranked #38 in the NMHC Top 50 list of national apartment management companies, McKinley owns and manages more than 33,000 units throughout 20 states. McKinley specializes in solving complex real estate problems for its own portfolio, as well as a select clientele of institutional investors, private equity clients and special servicers. McKinley is a member of the National Housing Council (NMHC) and is recognized by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) as an Accredited Management Organization (AMO).
For more information on McKinley's Residential Client Services, please contact Kenneth P. Polsinelli, Chief Real Estate Officer at 734-769-8520 x230.
August 5, 2011
ANN ARBOR, MI McKinley is pleased to announce that The Onion has signed a lease to occupy space at the offices in Liberty Square at the McKinley Towne Centre. The Onion, Americas Finest News Source is a weekly publication that is published on Thursdays. The Onion features satirical articles about international, national and local news. The Onions print edition is currently distributed in 11 cities. The company franchises, and Bobby Mitchell thought there was a need for Ann Arbor, and he leased up the office so his writer could have a great downtown location.
Were delighted that The Onion has chosen to locate their Ann Arbor office at the Offices at Liberty Square. The Onion is an innovative and entrepreneurial company and recognized that Liberty Square is a hub for entrepreneurial organizations within Ann Arbor. States Thomas Gritter, Vice President & Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate.
For more information on the offices at Liberty Square at the McKinley Towne Centre, please contact Thomas Gritter at 734-769-8520 x 289
August 3, 2011
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN McKinleys Commercial Client Services group has completed another successful workout. The property is a 40,000 square foot office and industrial building in the Avis Farms office park in Ann Arbor, Michigan. McKinley assumed management of the asset in August, 2010 and immediately began positioning the building for sale
August 2, 2011
ANN ARBOR, MI Albert L. Berriz and Albert M. Berriz are pleased to announce that David Hyde and Hugh Osborne have joined McKinley as Regional Directors for our Owned Residential Portfolio.
David has over 20 years in multi-unit management. For the past 6 years he has been with Accor North America where his arearanked 2nd out of 42 areas in the country. Previous to Accor David worked for MOA Hospitality for 15 years. There he started as aGeneral Manager progressing to Regional Vice President managing various areas of the country. David believes in maintaining a strong team andworking with them providing them wi th the tools to succeed is a constant focus. He always tells his team that Our service has to come first.
Hugh Osborne has a diverse management background with 14 years of multi-unit experience. After earning a BA in History and a Certificate in Education, Hugh began a 22-year career with brands such as Marriott, LaQuinta, Choice, and independent hotels operating on both traditional and extended stay models. During his most recent Regional Director role with Royco Hotels, his properties led the company in in revenue growth and customer service scores. Hugh has a flexible leadership style where fun, strong relationships, attention to excellence leads to impressive results.
What we're looking for at McKinley is leaders who are honest, transparent, and willing to make tough decisions. Hugh Osborne & David Hyde embody these traits and more. Adding them to our leadership team is another step toward "WOW!" customer service at every interaction states Albert L. Berriz, Managing Director Owned Residential Real Estate.