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May 3, 2009

May 1, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

McKinley, Inc. has been appointed Receiver for a 22,480 square foot office building located in Canton, Ohio. The property, located at 4368 Dressler Road, consists of a mix of medical and general office users. The appointment for 4368 Dressler Road was made by the Court of Common Pleas in Stark County, Ohio.

Im confident that by applying our experience and expertise, our team will be able to create value for the stakeholders, states Matt Mason, Vice President, Commercial Client Services.

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 15 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,050 full-time employees nationwide.

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April 28, 2009

April 29, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Ann Arbor, MI Thomas Gritter has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Client Services. In his new role, Tom will lead a talented group of Commercial Portfolio Managers as well as oversee third-party client service operations. His responsibilities include asset management and financial analysis as well as client relations. Thomas is a graduate with high distinction from the BBA program of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and has five years of real estate development and management experience. Tom is a CCIM Candidate and a member of the Urban Land Institute.

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 15 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,050 full-time employees nationwide.

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April 28, 2009

Cathy Salustri
The Gabber Newspaper
(727) 321-6965
(727) 656-5420

Nestled in the northwest corner of Gulfport youll find the newest addition to the Gulfport community: Seaside Villas. With panoramic views of Boca Ciega Bay and beachside patios, Seaside Villas offers not only the sole choice for waterfront apartment living in Gulfport but also a true waterfront living experience for those who choose to call Seaside Villas home.

Everything about these completely renovated apartment homes is first class, from the top-of-the-line stainless steel GE applicance to the fresh ceramoc tile. Step inside one of the villas and youll be charmed by the light, airy feeling of each apartment.

Each apartment home has new cabinetry, ceramic tile, renovated bathrooms, beautiful lighting sconces, and every convenience you could want in a home. Every home has a light, airy feeling that fits right in with waterfront living: when you move into Seaside Villas youll never doubt that you live on the water and that life is good there.

The homes also offer a bevy of community features. Aside from the waterfront vistas, beachside patios and access and waterfront hammocks swaying in the breeze, Seaside Villas has three pools and free community wireless internet.

Everything outside, from the water to the new landscaping, makes Seaside Villas as appealing as the inside of every one of their apartment homes. Living at Seaside Villas is a lot like resort living without the resort prices; their apartment homes start at under $750 per month, depending on your desired location and size.

For dog lovers, Seaside Villas has the best news of all: they not only welcome pets, they welcome pets of all sizes, although they do have a few breed restrictions for the peace of mind of their residents.

What if you dont need a one bedroom? You can lease one of their fully furnished studio apartments and move in today without ever having to move any furniture. Need a little more space? They also have two bedroom apartments with one, one and a half, and two bathrooms.

How much will all this waterfront living in a community with all these amenities and upgrades cost? Not nearly as much as youd think, and far, far less than living on the water on the other side of the bay.

Furnished studios rent for $799 per month, one bedrooms start at $749, and two bedroom/one bath apartment homes start at $1049. Seaside Villas also has a limited number of two bedroom/ one and a half bath homes and two bedroom/ two bath homes available--stop by to inquire about those homes.

The unique living experience offered at Seaside Villas makes their homes some of the most sought after on Boca Ciega Bay. If you havent toured one of the homes and are planning a move anytime soon, make a point of stopping by and checking out these wonderful apartment homes. Bring this page of The Gabber into Seaside Villas and theyll waive your application fee and your security deposit PLUS you can reserve your new home with as little as $150!

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April 9, 2009

April 10, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

McKinley, Inc. has been appointed as Receiver for Timberfalls at Blakely located in Olyphant, Pennsylvania and Sunset Trace Apartments located in Melbourne, Florida. Timberfalls is a 100 unit apartment home community conveniently located near Scranton and I81. Sunset Trace is a lovely apartment and townhouse complex consisting of 86 units located in Brevard County, near Melbournes Central Business District and within walking distance to Florida Tech University. Both properties are near many shopping areas and entertainment options. The appointment for Timberfalls was made by the Court of Common Pleas in Lackawanna County and the appointment for Sunset Trace was made by the Circuit Court of the 18th Judicial Court in Brevard County.

We are pleased that we have been selected to assist with these communities. states Garrett Hain, Vice President, Residential Client Services. I am confident that by applying our teams passion and expertise, we will be able to enrich the quality of life for the residents and create value for the stakeholders.

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 15 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,050 full-time employees nationwide.

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April 9, 2009

April 10, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

On March 13, 2009, McKinley, Inc. was appointed Receiver for the largest multiple property client takeover in our history. We were asked by one of our clients to manage an eleven property portfolio located in Atlanta, Virginia and North Carolina totaling 2,904 apartments.

The local government authorities are also grateful that McKinley has stepped in to improve these very difficult communities. We have received wonderful press coverage praising McKinley for the immediate positive impact we have already provided states Keith Hayward, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director for Residential Client Services.

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 15 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,050 full-time employees nationwide.

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April 9, 2009

April 10, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

On April 9, 2009, McKinley was appointed the Receiver for Southgate USA, a 795,000 square foot shopping center located in Maple Heights, Ohio. The shopping center consists of approximately 20 buildings with a mix of big-box and small suites. Major tenants of the shopping center include The Home Depot, Giant Eagle Supermarket, and Cuyahoga County government offices.

Im confident that by applying our experience and expertise, we will be able to create value for the stakeholders, states Matt Mason, Vice President, Commercial Client Services.

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 15 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,050 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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April 9, 2009

April 10, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, April 2, in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce welcoming McKinleys only waterfront community Seaside Villas located in beautiful Gulfport, Florida. The event was attended by a variety of Chamber ambassadors who were extremely impressed with the improvements and design of the property since purchased by McKinley.

The staff at Seaside Villas has reached out to the community of Gulfport and has established a truly successful community relationship. This beachfront, bohemian community has been wonderfully embraced and improved by the McKinley team.

We are extremely proud and excited about this latest acquisition to our Central Florida growth, stated Albert M. Berriz, CEO of McKinley. This is an awesome apartment home community which offers residents a perfect opportunity to enjoy waterfront living along with the amenities of a McKinley community, which includes world class customer service.

The culmination of a great week occurred on Saturday, April 4th with the official grand opening. Beautiful weather, live Latin music, food from local restaurateurs and over 100 prospective residents came and enjoyed the activities. t

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 15 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,050 full-time employees nationwide.

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March 18, 2009

March 19, 2009

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 fourth 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 four-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 2009 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. CAREDAYS09 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 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 14 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,050 full-time employees nationwide.

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March 18, 2009

Contact: Marci Koblenz

312-661-1010

CHICAGO (MARCH 19, 2009) - Not all news from the business world is disturbing. At a time of declining profits and rising unemployment, companies around the country are being honored for making employee satisfaction and community service a priority. Chicago-based Center for Companies That Care has named 37 employers to its 2009 Honor Roll, announced Marci Koblenz, Co-founder and President of the organization.

President Obama is calling for individuals and businesses to get involved in community service, but our Honor Roll companies are already walking the walk, says Koblenz. These companies get it.

The newest trend among this years Honor Roll employers is in creating programs that support a greener philosophy as a way of limiting the companies environmental footprint. Companies are demonstrating this in a variety of ways:

  • The Care of Trees, a national landscaping company headquartered in Wheeling, IL, donates its arborists services to train jobless Chicagoans in tree care. This effort works in conjunction with a City of Chicago program aimed at training unemployed for work in green jobs, and as a service to enhance the outdoor beauty of the city.

  • InterfaceFLOR, a carpet manufacturing company in Georgia, successfully engages its employees in its sustainability goal of Mission Zero the company's commitment to eliminate any negative impact on the environment by the year 2020. One initiative, which enables employees to offset travel emissions, has resulted in more than 4.7 million pounds of carbon dioxide being absorbed by planting trees.

Two other notable acts of community service are:

  • Californias CB Richard Ellis, a real estate services company, decided to cancel their internal incentive trip and donated all of the excursions to charitable organizations chosen by employees, thus enabling the charities to use them for their service recipients or to raffle off to raise much needed funds for their programs.
  • Peasco Valley Telecommunications of New Mexico established a corporate goal to increase employee volunteerism and achieved an 89% increase in participation.

The selection committee also saw an increase in the number of Honor Roll employers offering wellness programs and health assessments to encourage preventative health care. Some even extend this often life-saving benefit to employees immediate family members. Examples include:

Delnor Health System in Illinois helps employees lead healthier lives by reimbursing employees for health club dues when they meet their fitness goals. The organization also covers the health care premiums for employees earning less than $35,000 per year.

Missouri-based CHAN Healthcare Auditors has found medical costs steadily decrease as physical activity increases, regardless of gender or age. As a result, their associates can receive up to $480 for a full year of participation in a fitness program.

Grant Thornton provides a personal health management web site for employees to access tips for improving health, nutrition, and fitness for themselves and their families.

Enterprise Fleet Management, in an effort to continue providing employees with high-quality health care plans at affordable rates, offers a lower premium rate for employees who are non-tobacco users.

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.

Those named to the 2009 list feature large, medium, and small, public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit U.S. based companies in diverse industries across 15 states.

AAA Mid-Atlantic

Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

AllscriptsMisys

AmTrust Bank

Baxter Credit Union

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System

Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

California Independent System Operator (California ISO)

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.

CHAN Healthcare Auditors

Childrens Creative Learning Centers

Cleveland Clinic - Florida

Convergint Technologies LLC

Delnor Health System

Enterprise Fleet Management

Grand View Hospital Sellersville, PA

Grant Thornton LLP

InterfaceFLOR

Johnson Financial Group

KPMG LLP

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

McKinley, Inc.

Nationwide Insurance

Opto Technology, an illumination business of PerkinElmer, Inc.

Peasco Valley Telecommunications

Rainbow Station, Inc.

Rush University Medical Center

Sherman Health

Sysmex America, Inc.

The Care of Trees

The Golden 1 Credit Union

Triangle Printers, Inc.

Umpqua Bank

University HealthSystem Consortium

WellStar Health System


Each of the organizations named to the Honor Roll sustains a work environment founded on dignity and respect for all employees, develops great leaders, and actively supports the community, among other outstanding attributes.

Fortunately for all, when employers care, it not only benefits individuals, families and communities, it also can give them an advantage with customers, employees and investors, commented Cynthia Cobb, SPHR, Board Member and Honor Roll Program Director. Being named to the Honor Roll requires a steadfast commitment to employees and communities and detailed proof a company adheres to all 10 Characteristics of Companies That Care. Given our current economy, we are truly inspired by the many creative ways the employers weve named to the Honor Roll continue to invest in their employees and provide service to communities. In instances where these employers have had to eliminate jobs or programs, they have done so as respectfully as possible, offering as much support during transitions as is practicable.

The Honor Roll is announced annually on the third Thursday of March 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. This year, CAREDAYS09: Terrific Tales, supports childhood literacy by ensuring that under-resourced classroom libraries have books for children to read. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to either donate books or raise funds that will be used to purchase books for 1000 classrooms over the next two years.

Best practices of Honor Roll organizations will be featured at the Biannual Community Symposium: Creative Caring in Tough Times on May 18-19 in Atlanta, GA.

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Center for Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of employees, families and communities by encouraging employers to integrate the 10 Characteristics of Companies That Care into their daily business practices. For more about Center for Companies That Care, the Honor Roll process, 2009 Honor Roll recipients or CAREDAYS09: Terrific Tales, visit www.companies-that-care.org or call 312.661.1010.

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March 14, 2009

March 13, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

On March 12, 2009 McKinley, Inc. was appointed as Receiver for a group of several Georgia properties. The properties include Lacota Apartments, a 266 unit community located in Doraville; Sinclair Apartments, a 352 unit apartment home community located in Norcross near I-285 and I-85; Alden Ridge, a 372 unit community in Clarkston with easy access to Stone Mountain Freeway, I-20, and I-285; Steeple Chase located in Norcross which includes 305 units and Somerset at the Crossing in Tucker which offers 264 units. The appointment was made in the Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia.

We are pleased that we have been selected to assist with these communities. states Garrett Hain, Vice President, Residential Client Services. I am confident that by applying our teams passion and expertise, we will be able to enrich the quality of life for the residents and create value for the stakeholders.

McKinley, founded in 1968, is a well respected national real estate investment firm that owns and operates $2.2 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 14 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,050 full-time employees nationwide.

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