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October 28, 2008

November, 2008

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Len joined McKinley in April 2007 and has a 20 year proven track record in the commercial real estate industry. Len will continue to report to Trey Caswell, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate. The McKinley Commercial portfolio has grown in recent years to six million square feet, four million owned and two million managed for our institutional clients.

Len began his career managing enclosed shopping centers in Ohio, Virginia, and Iowa. He later managed and leased grocery-anchored and power centers in the Chicago for third party clients. While in Chicago, Len was responsible for the management oversight and growth of an asset management department and was named a partner in the firm. Len is a graduate of Youngstown State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

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 20,622 apartments and over 6 million square feet of commercial space located in 10 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 902 full-time employees nationwide.

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October 28, 2008

November, 2008

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Garrett has been instrumental in the success and the growth of our Residential Client Services effort. Garrett is an extraordinary asset manager, and he takes an ownership view in all that he does.

Garrett is very experienced in his field, having worked in commercial real estate for over twelve years. His previous work experience includes Asset Management, Property Management, Acquisitions and Dispositions, and Financing Real Estate. Before coming to McKinley, Garrett worked for various private investors in the Detroit area as well as for Heitman Financial, a large Real Estate Investment firm in Chicago. Garrett graduated from Ferris State University in 1993 and received an MBA with honors from Wayne State University in 2000.

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 20,622 apartments and over 6 million square feet of commercial space located in 10 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 902 full-time employees nationwide.

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October 28, 2008

November, 2008

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Jeff has a 15 year proven track record with McKinley and he has revolutionized our facilities education, policies and procedures, and facilities systems.

Jeff has also personally developed many of the key construction and facilities executives in position throughout the enterprise today. Jeff is a Core Values player and key to our future!

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 20,622 apartments and over 6 million square feet of commercial space located in 10 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 902 full-time employees nationwide.

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October 28, 2008

November, 2008

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Sue has been instrumental in the success of our Midwest owned real estate portfolio and she brings a 15 year proven track record with McKinley to her new role.

Susan has been with McKinley for 14 years, starting out as an Assistant Regional Marketing Director helping to drive the Sales and Marketing efforts. She became Regional Marketing Director in 1996, managing a portfolio of 3,400 units. In 2004 Susan became National Sales Director with an emphasis on national sales training and inventory management, and in 2007 became an Associate Vice President of Residential Sales.

Prior to her time at McKinley, Susan worked with a small Real Estate Advertising firm as well as for Scott Management Company in Bloomfield Hills, as a Sales and Marketing Director. Susan graduated from Michigan State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising.

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 20,622 apartments and over 6 million square feet of commercial space located in 10 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 902 full-time employees nationwide.

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October 28, 2008

November, 2008

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Jason has been primarily responsible for the development of our residential acquisitions and our existing portfolio with a recent focus in Florida. Under Jasons leadership, he has organized an adroit redevelopment team operating across the Residential Real Estate platform.

Jason has 12 years of Design and Construction experience, including 9 years with McKinley. During his time at McKinley, he has been responsible for over $30 million in renovation and redevelopment. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Jason also serves as President of the Rock Cystic Fibrosis Committee and worked with the Neutral Zone building redevelopment. Jason is a graduate from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors Degree in Art Management.

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 20,622 apartments and over 6 million square feet of commercial space located in 10 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 902 full-time employees nationwide.

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October 28, 2008

November, 2008

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Greg joined the McKinley team nearly one year ago with a role of oversight and responsibility for operations in the residential real estate portfolio in all ten states.

Gregs solid background with over fifteen years of experience in residential real estate and his focus on training and development make him a great addition to the Executive Committee. Greg has been instrumental with our expansion in Florida, and he will be a major leadership force for our future.

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 20,622 apartments and over 6 million square feet of commercial space located in 10 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 902 full-time employees nationwide.

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October 28, 2008

November, 2008

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Cheryl has been with McKinley for over six years heading up the Tax and Entity Management Departments and is a formidable tax, deal structuring and finance talent. Cheryl is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Masters Degree in Tax from Walsh College, and a BBA in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University. Cheryl has worked side by side with Albert M. Berriz, CEO, structuring and designing the tax and deal strategies that have allowed for the repositioning of the portfolio while in the process maximizing the tax advantages.

Prior to joining McKinley, Cheryl was a Senior Tax Manager with Deloitte, and prior to that she was Director of Tax for Tecumseh Products.

We welcome the addition of Cheryls strong background and years of experience as well as her long tenure with McKinley as she begins this new role. Cheryl will continue to report to the CEO. She has also been elected to our Executive Committee.

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 20,622 apartments and over 6 million square feet of commercial space located in 10 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 902 full-time employees nationwide.

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October 28, 2008

November, 2008

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Jim is highly regarded by Albert M. Berriz, CEO, and is currently participating in the Executive Leadership Institute.

Jim has over 10 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 degree 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 20,622 apartments and over 6 million square feet of commercial space located in 10 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 902 full-time employees nationwide.

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October 28, 2008

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The apartment market, however, has welcomed a developers confidence in Orlando: McKinley Inc., a residential developer in Ann Arbor, Mich., with nearly $2 billion in assets told theAnn Arbor(Mich.)Business Journalit has begun shifting its focus to Central Florida.

Over the past 18 months, McKinley has snapped up distressed apartment buildings with a combined 2,840 units in the Interstate 4 corridor stretching from the Clearwater/Tampa area to Orlando. He said the company has acquisitions of another 345 units in the works.

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September 17, 2008

September 18, 2008

Contact: Mary S. Willaims

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Extensive research proves that an increase or decrease in customer satisfaction, not only greatly impacts each individual organization, but has a significant impact on the future health of the economy.

Customers expectations of service are so low that today businesses have a truly fantastic opportunity to gain a superior competitive advantage. Whatever your businessretail, hospitality, business-to-businessit has never been easier to exceed the customers expectation by delivering a memorable experience, says John DiJulius, a leading authority on customer service and best selling author of Whats The Secret? To providing a World-Class Customer Experience (Wiley & Sons April 2008). The companies that have realized this and that make service their value proposition are seeing the return on their investment.

McKinley, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is one of those companies that turned a challenging economic climate into an opportunity. We are obsessive about servicing the customer and have always strived to be a world-class customer service organization, says Karen Andrews, Chief Development Officer. Each year we invest an enormous amount of resources, hours and dollars towards the training and motivation of our associates to ensure they understand our service vision. Andrews recently recruited DiJulius to lead a customer service session to share his expertise with McKinley leadership to augment the companys focus on delivering superior world class service to its customers.

Consumers and businesses will pay a premium when they find companies that put an emphasis on creating strong relationships. Organizations like McKinley, who focus on providing a world-class experience create loyalty and build a bank account of emotional capital with their customers, says DiJulius, President of The DiJulius Group, a consulting firm based in Cleveland, Ohio, that specializes in building world class customer service organizations, working with companies like The Ritz-Carlton, Nordstrom, Lexus, and Starbucks. It is not surprising to see why they are the market leader and retain their customers for as long as they do. It didnt happen by accident. McKinleys commitment to deliver world-class customer service distinguishes them in the market place. Few work at it as laser focused as McKinley.

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