November 7, 2014

Milwaukee, WI – The Institutional Commercial Real Estate (ICRE) is pleased to announce it has been appointed as Receiver by the Milwaukee County Circuit Court for Downer Avenue Retail in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  This 63,204 square foot urban retail property spans two city blocks and is 75% occupied.  Tenants include such business’ as Starbucks and Breadsmith.  With this newest addition, the total square footage of managed assets by the ICRE team grows to 400,000 in Wisconsin.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work out this asset on behalf of the Court, as we have a significant presence in the market and can leverage our platform in the region for a successful result,” stated Lauren Leech, Director, Commercial Portfolio Management – Institutional Commercial Real Estate. 

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November 6, 2014

Ann Arbor real estate firm McKinley Inc. is preparing to list 85,000 square feet of office space for lease at its McKinley Towne Centre building downtown — the same space where...Read more on

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October 31, 2014

Ann Arbor, MI – Eugene A. Miller, Non-Executive Chairman of McKinley announced yesterday at its 10th Annual Bankers Event that Marc Weiser was voted unanimously by the board to become the company's next Non-Executive Vice Chairman. Mr. Miller discussed the importance the board has played with regards to corporate governance since it was formed in 2001, and the solid partnership and relationship that exists between Marc and Albert M. Berriz the company's President and CEO.

"McKinley has had a successful 46 year track record, and Marc and Albert are the leadership partnership that will take us into the future," said Mr. Miller. Albert M. Berriz added, "Marc's becoming Vice Chairman lays an important foundation block for our future, and further solidifies the long term partnership that exists between the Weiser and Berriz families in the management and ownership of McKinley."

Marc Weiser is Founder and Managing Director of RPM Ventures, a seed and early stage venture firm focused on information technology. Marc is currently involved with the boards of Automatic, BountyJobs, Glyde, Mojo Motors, ShareThis and Xtime. He is also responsible for the firm's investment in SoFi. Previous investments include: Applimation (acquired by Informatica - NASDAQ:INFA), OpenLane (acquired by Kar Holdings - NYSE:KAR), R4 Global Services (acquired by Verisign - NASDAQ:VRSN), RiverGlass (acquired by Allen Systems), and TetraVitae (acquired by Eastman Chemical- NYSE:EMN).

In addition to his board roles for RPM and McKinley, Marc serves on the National Advisory Board of the University of Michigan Computer Science Engineering Department and Wolverine Venture Fund at the University of Michigan. He is the recipient of the University of Michigan Alumni Distinguished Service Award for his efforts in founding the Center for Entrepreneurship, the TechArb (student accelerator), and the Masters in Entrepreneurship (a joint program between the College of Engineering and Ross School of Business). Additionally, he and his wife Mary are leading the creation of the Food Allergy Center at the University of Michigan. This Center will provide national leadership and a path to a cure for those that suffer from food allergies. He graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a BSE in aerospace engineering and an MBA with highest honors. 

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October 9, 2014

Ann Arbor, MI - McKinley continues to execute on its long term strategy of expanding its Owned Multifamily portfolio in its core markets and in sub-markets where it dominates. McKinley acquired Brighton Park, a 336 unit garden apartment community located in Northwest Indianapolis, contiguous to The Courts Apartments, a 148 unit community which it has owned for many years. The two communities will be merged and run as one 484 unit community which will be called The Courts Apartments. The communities are immediately adjacent to St Vincents Health (, a member of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic health care system in the country. McKinley also owns Brandywine Apartments in the immediate submarket, which is a 296 unit community also adjacent to the St Vincents Health campus. 

"We will always acquire in our core markets of Carmel, Castleton and the north side of Indianapolis with conviction. Indianapolis (and the State of Indiana) is a pro-growth, pro-business environment; and it is the transportation crossroads of America. We are long on Indianapolis, we have been investing in that market since the early 1980's, and we will continue our efforts to grow in that market", said Albert M. Berriz, CEO of McKinley.  

A major renovation is now underway for the new acquisition, which includes a complete exterior renovation with siding, roofing and new windows, green energy investments, and extensive interior renovations. The acquisition and renovation is being financed by The PrivateBank of Chicago, and Berkadia is processing a HUD refinancing of the asset which will be closed upon stabilization and completion of the renovation. 

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October 9, 2014

Ann Arbor, MI – McKinley is proud to share it received the 2014 Crain’s Fast 50 – Fastest Growing Companies award during a presentation along with other recipients named to the Fast 50 which was hosted by Crain’s Detroit Business and held at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy.  The event,  which honored the Top 50 fastest growing companies in Crain’s database included both private and publicly traded companies.  The criteria for award selection was based on dollar amount of revenue growth between 2010 and 2013 and by percentage of revenue growth in this same period.  Following the award ceremony, Albert M. Berriz, CEO participated on a panel moderated by Daniel Duggan, Managing Editor, Custom and Special Projects, Crain’s Detroit Business.

“We are very proud to be named to the Crain’s Detroit Business Fast 50 list this year,” stated Albert M. Berriz, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Managing Member with McKinley.  “We are honored to be listed along with 49 other very successful companies in our region, including Quicken Loans and the Ilitch Companies, among others,” shared Berriz.

McKinley was ranked #11, with $500 million in annual revenue, $4.6 billion ownership and management, 35,000 multifamily units, 21 million square feet of office and retail and 1,600 valued team members in 33 states.

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September 25, 2014

McKinley is a proud member of the Board of Directors of NMHC and attended the recent 2014 fall Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting held at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington D.C.   During the meeting, McKinley Chief Executive Officer, Albert M. Berriz participated on a panel of executives to discuss a very hot topic in the multifamily housing industry today –  Affordable Housing. Read More.

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September 25, 2014

McKinley attended the annual MFE Conference this week in Las Vegas! See Albert M. Berriz as a featured panelist on the exclusive presentation, the 2014 Concept Community "Renovation Nation" reveal, a year-long collaboration which took a deep dive into the acquisition/rehab market, including surveying tens of thousands of consumers and providing real world examples of successful acquisition/renovation case studies. 

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September 18, 2014

McKinley is proud to announce it has made Crain's Fast 50 list.  Read all about how McKinley became one of the fastest-growing companies in the Southeast Michigan area.  CLICK HERE

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September 17, 2014

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