May 18, 2017

McKinley is pleased to announce that it has closed on a $19,900,000 long term financing with Fannie Mae (FNMA) for a multi-property scattered site portfolio located in Hyde Park (Tampa), Florida. The portfolio represents a portion of McKinley's holdings in Hyde Park, and is the second major long-term refinancing event for the McKinley Hyde Park brand. Berkadia, Berkshire Hathaway and Leucadia National company, originated the financing on behalf of McKinley. Berkadia’s long-term relationship with McKinley spans several decades, and within the last 5 years it has executed on over $1 Billion of Multifamily long-term mortgages on behalf of McKinley via HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


"We continue our long-term refinancing efforts for our Hyde Park acquisitions in this most favorable rate environment. Thanks to the exceptional performance of our team that has made this possible through complex renovations, lease-up and stabilization of this portfolio in record time," offered Albert M. Berriz, McKinley's CEO, Managing Member and Co-Owner. "The Hyde Park effort has also allowed us to diversify our Central Florida Multifamily holdings into yet another solid market that will have significant long-term appreciation based upon a foundation of concrete employment fundamentals in a highly sought after area with a terrific quality of life," added Berriz. "We expect to continue to grow in the Hyde Park/South Tampa geography adding to what has become the dominant Multifamily brand in that market," further added Berriz. 


The McKinley Hyde Park brand is a boutique collection of 28 multifamily communities of historic and unique significance located in Hyde Park, Downtown Tampa. These communities span from the Hillsborough River in the Downtown to MacDill Air Force Base in South Tampa. The brand offers a variety of price points and product offerings to meet the needs of a very discerning customer base. The portfolio enjoys walkable access to high end retail shops and the best restaurants in the region, as well as wellness and outdoor opportunities available throughout the area. This boutique collection also features condominium grade interiors and exquisite exterior renovations as well as community amenities that generate the best available product in the marketplace. McKinley today is the largest owner-operator of multifamily communities in the Hyde Park/South Tampa market.


McKinley is proud to be a major employer and owner of Multifamily and Retail real estate throughout Central Florida, having actively invested in the region since 1982. As one of the largest owners of Multifamily real estate throughout Central Florida, McKinley is committed to the future and well-being of the region, its customers that provide us the opportunity to serve their housing needs, and its 500 amazing Central Florida based team members who make it happen every day. McKinley currently owns a portfolio of 57 multifamily communities in seven major Central Florida sub-markets including the Orlando Theme Park market, the Orlando Airport market, Winter Park, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Pinellas County which includes Clearwater, South Pasadena, North Redington Beach and Gulfport, and Tampa/Hyde Park/South Tampa. McKinley operates in the Central Florida Region under its flagship McKinley workforce housing brand, as well as its luxury brands which include McKinley Beach on the Barrier Islands of Pinellas County and McKinley Hyde Park in Hyde Park/South Tampa.

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October 27, 2016

McKinley announced today that it has secured long term financing from Fannie Mae and Berkadia for State Street Village, a newly built market rate apartment community adjacent to the grounds of the University of Michigan athletic campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The newly built 78-unit apartment community was leased up in record time, and is part of several communities McKinley has built in Ann Arbor and Fenton over the past several years, all of which have been financed with Fannie Mae and Berkadia.


"We continue our core strategy to secure very favorable long-term fixed rate financing for our generational Multifamily holdings," offered Jim Willett, Senior Vice President and Managing Director - Finance. "We have essentially completed our efforts to secure very favorable long term debt in this low interest rate environment for our existing Multifamily portfolio, and now our focus has turned to securing similar favorable long-term financing for our acquisition pipeline," added Willett.


Additionally, McKinley also announced today that it had secured long-term financing for Bayside Villas and Bayside Villas East, both located in South Pasadena, Florida. The communities which total 70 units are recent acquisitions and were redeveloped to become part of the McKinley Beach brand, a luxury collection of bayfront and beachfront apartment communities located on the barrier islands of Pinellas County, Florida. Financing was provided by The PrivateBank. The properties were leased up in record time and the successful lease ups allowed McKinley to move quickly and secure favorable long-term financing ahead of schedule. 


"Jim and his team have done a superb job engineering an outstanding mix of debt sources including HUD, Fannie Mae, and commercial bank financing, which collectively have delivered a fortress position allowing us to achieve our long-term goals for our Multifamily portfolio. We have an extraordinary collection of Multifamily assets located in Florida, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Georgia, and the work Jim has done has allowed us to position that portfolio for the long-term on a base of strong recurring cash flow and liquidity," added Albert M. Berriz, CEO, Managing Member and Co-Owner of McKinley.

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July 7, 2015

McKinley announced today the successful closing of a $32,958,000 Credit Tenant Lease financing with KeyBank Real Estate Capital for FirstEnergy Plaza located in downtown Akron, Ohio. After recently executing a long term lease with FirstEnergy Corp., McKinley has secured very favorable financing that will allow it to execute major improvements at the tower, providing a world class facility for its tenant, FirstEnergy Corp.

"We have a long term partnership with FirstEnergy, and we are both very committed to downtown Akron. We are excited to execute major improvements to their corporate facility, and further enhance the quality of living in Downtown Akron for FirstEnergy, it's team members, its customers and all stakeholders in the community," announced Albert M. Berriz, McKinley's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are also pleased that KeyBank Real Estate Capital partnered with us on this transaction, KeyBank is equally committed to the State of Ohio, and they took great pride assisting McKinley in the complex financing of FirstEnergy Plaza," added Berriz.

"We are passionate about Akron and our long term investment in the community which now spans over 25 years. Akron's continued growth is driven by research, development, and the service sector. Offering one of the nation's best distribution and transportation networks, a favorable tax structure and a trained labor force of varied skills, Akron is a community positioned for growth and we are committed to its growth as well," further added Berriz.

Strategically located in the center of downtown Akron, the FirstEnergy Tower is a 335,000 square foot 19-story Class A office building. The building is equipped with 8 elevators, unparalleled views of the downtown and the Cuyahoga Valley, it has a number of restaurants and service oriented retailers on the first floor. Convenient, walkable, vibrant, and with adjacent parking for 1,300 vehicles in an attached six-level, above-ground recently renovated parking structure. FirstEnergy Tower is part of a larger twin tower development owned by McKinley which includes Akron Center Plaza. Akron Centre is a 195,000 sf 12-story Class A office building. The entire development totals 530,000 square feet, and it is the premier office location in the Akron/Cleveland region.

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