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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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March 10, 2009

March 11, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

McKinley, Inc. has been appointed as Receiver for Chelsea Point in Portsmouth, Virginia and Vacaro located in Chesapeake, Virginia. Chelsea Point is a 196 unit apartment home community located in historic Portsmouth, and Vacaro Apartments has 208 units. Both properties are near I-664 and I-64 while close to many shopping areas and entertainment options. The appointment was made by the Commonwealth of Virginia on March 10, 2009.

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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March 9, 2009

March 5, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Ann Arbor, MI - Melanie K. Zimmerman, Regional Vice President, Eastern Region has been appointed to the Executive Committee. Mel has over twenty five years of property management experience. Melanie began her career with McKinley in May 2000 as a Regional Property Manager and has risen through the ranks to Regional Vice President of the Eastern Region. She is a certified property manager (CPM) as well as a Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS) and a Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS). Mel holds her Real Estate license in Michigan. She is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), National Apartment Association (NAA), the Washtenaw Area Apartment Association and the Commercial Board of Realtors Michigan and the Center for Housing Management (NCHM). Prior to McKinley, she worked for AIMCO where she managed 11 properties across the state of Michigan, and prior to that she worked for Insignia which was later purchased by AIMCO. Melanie holds a BSBA in Management and Accounting from Missouri Western.

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February 12, 2009

February 13, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

McKinleys Commercial Client Services group has successfully completed another work-out of a distressed asset. The property, Northtown Center in Dayton, Ohio, is a 150,000 square foot office and retail center that McKinley took over as a court-appointed receiver on July 10, 2008. Within the span of six short months, McKinley improved the physical appearance of the property, renewed the leases of key tenants and successfully transitioned the asset to a purchaser of the property.

For more information on McKinleys Commercial Client Services and Property Management, please contact Matthew D. Mason at 734-769-8520 x267.

McKinley, founded in 1968, is a well respected national real estate investment firm that owns and operates $2.2 billion in assets in 117 properties for its own account and for select clientele. This includes 21,642 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 950 full-time employees nationwide.

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February 11, 2009

February 12, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Winter Park, FL The Southern Region received three Golden Key Awards at the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando (AAGO) awards dinner recently held at the Church Street Station Ballroom.

The Pines at Monterey won Best Renovation of the Year award. The Pines, a 214 unit community located at Kirkman and Conroy surrounded by tall pines has undergone extensive renovations in the last twelve months. The apartment home community includes one, two and three bedroom units and enjoys two beautiful pools and three natural lakes.

Tim Endicott, Senior Sales Associate at Monterey Lake apartment home community located on Westwood Boulevard was honored with the Volunteer of the Year award for his important work with several charitable organizations in Orlando including Hospice of the Comforter, Seminole County Friends of Abused Children and Cope Family Home at Last Program which raises money for military veterans wounded in Iraq.

Jennifer Eid, Regional Sales Director was honored with the first ever Visionary award. Jennifer has been employed with McKinley for 13 years. She began her tenure in Oklahoma in 1995 and since relocated to central Florida. Jennifer is valued for her many contributions at McKinley and is a shining example of our core values.

We are extremely proud of Jennifer and Tim and believe both awards are very well deserved, states Albert M. Berriz, Chief Executive Officer of McKinley. In fact, we are extremely thrilled about all three Golden Key Awards and are also very proud of our team members who helped ensure the successful renovation of The Pines at Monterey. We appreciate the recognition from the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando.

McKinley, founded in 1968, is a well respected national real estate investment firm that owns and operates $2.2 billion in assets in 117 properties for its own account and for select clientele. This includes 21,642 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 950 full-time employees nationwide.

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February 10, 2009

February 11, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Ann Arbor, MI - Jim Willett, Corporate Treasurer at McKinley has been appointed to the Executive Committee. Jim has over ten years of experience in real estate. Prior to McKinley, he worked at Captec, a real estate investment company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before getting into the real estate business, Jim began his career in public accounting at Crowe Chizek, in South Bend, Indiana, in the financial institutions group, where he also received his CPA license. Jim graduated from Michigan State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting.

McKinley, founded in 1968, is a well respected national real estate investment firm that owns and operates $2.2 billion in assets in 117 properties for its own account and for select clientele. This includes 21,642 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 950 full-time employees nationwide.

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