August 10, 2015

McKinley Institutional Commercial Real Estate (ICRE) is pleased to announce the completion of the TOPS Markets portfolio renewal in Western New York.  The 11-15 year lease extensions for the five property, 335,915 square foot portfolio of grocery stores represent the largest lease deal in the history of ICRE by a large margin. In addition to the enormous leasehold value the deal represents, it also created value well in excess for its Client.

“The completion of these long-term lease extensions confirms the strength of the markets and TOPS’ commitment to those areas.  Furthermore, these lease extensions will stabilize the properties and the surrounding communities for years to come,” stated Chris Allen, Director, Institutional Commercial Real Estate.

"We are excited to finalize this very important lease extension and, once again, create significant value on behalf of our client,” added Matthew D. Mason, SVP & Managing Director, Institutional Commercial Real Estate. 

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August 10, 2015

McKinley has been selected once again by Crain's Detroit Business as one of Southeast Michigan's Fastest-Growing Companies for 2015. McKinley, Ranked #9 on the 2015 list, receives this most prestigious recognition for a second consecutive year.

"Our focused business model, an absolutely amazing team, and our passion to deliver a "WOW" customer experience has allowed us to generate these extraordinary results. We look forward to the future with great enthusiasm and we congratulate our entire McKinley Family on the superior results that allowed us to earn this recognition," shared Albert M. Berriz, McKinley's Chief Executive Officer.

McKinley's significant growth along the Interstate-4 Corridor of Florida, in Tampa and Orlando specifically, accounted for a major part of its 2015 growth along with impressive same store sales increases in its Owned Residential Portfolio nationwide.

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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.”


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August 4, 2015

McKinley is pleased to unveil its newest mural in Ann Arbor which focuses on McKinley’s Culture.  The mural is displayed on the south side of the McKinley Corporate Center and was designed and executed by TreeTown Murals. 

Mary Thiefels, and the TreeTown Mural team, began work on the enormous 42’(w) x 47’(h) mural on July 1st by projecting their sketch from the laundry roof top.  In less than a month the TreeTown Mural team was able to bring McKinley’s vision of live, work, shop and play to reality.  The composition contains multiple dynamic viewing angles that can be seen from different points in the city, creating a unique experience for all who view the piece.

McKinley was honored to host a Grand Reveal party to celebrate the beautiful masterpiece on Monday, August 3rd, 2015.  Many people joined the celebration and enjoyed live music, refreshments as well as a description from the Artist.


"Mary has captured who we are in this mural. It's an exceptional representation of our culture, our people, and our business nationwide,” stated Albert M. Berriz, Chief Executive Officer.  “We are very grateful for our partnership with Mary, and we are pleased to share this important work of art with the Ann Arbor community for many years to come," shared Berriz.

"It has been an awesome experience being able to collaborate with McKinley on this mural project.  We were handed a number of new and exciting challenges, ones that have made us a stronger public art company.  We hope for this mural to further enhance our vibrant city and offer new excitement, wonder, and awe to all who stumble upon it," shared Mary Thiefels.

A Special thanks goes out to the Ann Arbor Public Library, Q LTD and Eureka Organic Cleaners.

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August 3, 2015

McKinley is proud to be featured on MLive's article about Ann Arbor's 2 new large-scale murals.  Read More

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