Karen F. Andrews awarded HR Executive of the Year

October 29, 2009

September 28, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Karen F. Andrews, Partner and Chief Development Officer, has been selected as the HR Executive of the Year by The American Society of Employers (ASE) in the state of Michigan. Karen has been employed with McKinley for nine years and brings over 15 years of senior leadership experience to the company. Ms. Andrews is responsible for providing strategy and leadership for Business Information Systems and Human Resource Development. Ms. Andrews holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Masters Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from Eastern Michigan University. She is aBoard Member with the Washtenaw Community College Foundation and Dawn Farm Board of Directors andserves asPresident of the Board of the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.

The American Society of Employers is the leading human resources and employer services organization with more than 1,000 member organizations throughout the state of Michigan. ASE awards three different Human Resource professionals: Human Resource Executive of the Year for firms with 1,000 or more Michigan employees, Human Resource Executive of the Year for firms with fewer than 1,000 Michigan employees, and Human Resource Executive of the Year for Michigan-based non-profit organizations.

Karen will be presented with her award at the ASE Annual Summit which will be conducted at The Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, Michigan on Wednesday, October 28. The ASE Annual Summit is the most anticipated Human Resources event in Michigan.

In my 31 years in business I have never met a more impactful, more caring, more effective, more passionate and more professional person than Karen, states Albert M. Berriz, McKinleys Chief Executive Officer.

Karen resides in Ann Arbor with her husband, Tim, and their daughters, Katherine and Caroline.

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 28,358 apartments and over 6.2 million square feet of commercial space located in 18 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,050 full-time employees nationwide.