October 2, 2017
The McKinley Companies announced today that Royal E. (Trey) Caswell, Senior Vice President & Managing Director - Institutional Real Estate, was awarded the prestigious Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) designation. Those designated a “Counselor of Real Estate” are prominent real estate practitioners recognized for their expertise, experience, and ethics in providing advice that influences real estate decisions.
The CRE designation is awarded to those individuals who are invited by their peers into the membership of The Counselors of Real Estate, and who accept membership by fulfilling the rigorous entry requirements of the organization, including peer, employer and client review.
“We are very proud of Trey and this honor is something that speaks volumes to the countless things he has accomplished in his professional career, and the many things he will do in the future,” offered Albert M. Berriz, Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer, Board Member and Co-Owner.
“While honored to receive this designation, I am excited for the future interaction with my fellow professionals in the advancement of the real estate industry,” Trey noted. Adding “At McKinley, we pride ourselves on our ability to tackle real estate challenges and provide successful solutions. In my role leading our Institutional Real Estate and Development efforts, these professional connections are vital.”
CRE member Harry Collison sponsored Trey for membership based on his many years of working with Trey to solve complex real estate issues. Harry stated, "Trey will be a tremendous asset to the CRE organization and its members."
May 18, 2016
McKinley is proud to announce it has been awarded Ann Arbor SPARK’s "Project of the Year - Chair Recognition Award” for its work on the Llamasoft and TD Ameritrade lease transactions. These deals allowed McKinley to backfill the 86,000 square foot former Google space at McKinley Towne Centre in record time, retain jobs in the downtown area, and further enhance the overall viability and the quality of life in Ann Arbor. The success of this transaction was led by McKinley’s SVP & Managing Director – Finance, Jim Willett; SVP - Commercial Real Estate & Special Advisor to the C.E.O., Matthew Mason; and AVP & Director of Owned Real Estate, Chris Allen.
The “Project of the Year – Chair Recognition Award” was presented at Ann Arbor SPARK’s 2016 Annual Meeting which took place on May 12, 2016, at the Eagle Crest Marriott in Ypsilanti, MI. This year’s award was presented to five companies, all of whom were tied together in a single chain of positive action. The companies were McKinley, Llamasoft, TD Ameritrade, Google and First Martin. The award celebrates the evolution of this area’s business climate, investment, idea development, talent acquisition and being a national leader in location.
“McKinley is deeply honored to receive this recognition from Ann Arbor SPARK for our dedication to enriching our community” stated Matthew Mason. “We are pleased to continue the process of positioning Ann Arbor as a leading destination for top technology talent,” added Mason.
October 9, 2015
McKinley is proud to announce that it has received “The Best and Brightest in Wellness” and “The Elite Award for The Best and Brightest in Wellness Company”. The Best and Brightest in Wellness is an innovative initiative that recognizes and celebrates quality and excellence in health awareness. McKinley was honored with these awards Thursday, October 8th at The Henry in Dearborn, Michigan.
“It is so exciting to be recognized for two consecutive years as one of the Best and Brightest in Wellness, it’s truly an honor. Making healthy lifestyle choices has become very infectious throughout our McKinley culture and it brings me great joy to be able to watch our team members and their families adopt healthy habits that physically make them feel amazing,” stated Meredith Mitchell, Health and Wellness Director. “We have incredible people who make up this great McKinley team of ours and we want to do everything we can to help them feel their absolute best so they can work hard and more importantly, enjoy life,” added Mitchell.
“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized for a second consecutive year as one of the Best & Brightest in Wellness. Our employees are our most valuable assets and to be able to not only make an investment in the health and well-being of all of our McKinley families, but to continue to be an industry leader in this area is very special to us,” shared David Peabody, Vice President & Managing Director, HR Services.
August 7, 2015
McKinley is proud to be awarded the honor of being named one of Orlando Sentinal's Top 100 Companies for Working Families. This honor is given to those companies that show a core commitment to life and work balance.
Members of the McKinley team happily accepted the award at 22nd annual Top 100 Luncheon in Orlando, Florida.
“It's an honor to receive this award. We have so many incredible leaders and team members in Central Florida, and for them to receive recognition from a publication as distinguished as the Orlando Sentinel is an exceptional accomplishment,” stated David Peabody, Vice President & Managing Director - HR Services. “I'm very proud of the hard work that our team has done to establish such a wonderful culture. This award is truly reflective of all of Team McKinley.”
“This shows the hard work, caring, family environment and passion our Orlando leadership bring to our workplace each and every day making McKinley in Central Florida an employer of choice and a world class place to work!” added Albert M. Berriz, Chief Executive Officer.
McKinley has been an owner/operator of residential real estate in Central Florida since 1982, and today is the largest Multifamily owner/operator along the Interstate 4 corridor with extensive holdings stretching from Daytona Beach, Orlando, Winter Park, Kissimmee, Tampa and St Petersburg.
"We have a long term commitment to Central Florida,” added Berriz "and we are enormously proud of our people and an amazing portfolio of quality generational Multifamily assets that will be ours for many years to come.”