McKinley Expands Formidable Orlando Multifamily Platform with Acquisition just South of Downtown

March 27, 2019

Orlando, Florida- The McKinley Companies announced today the acquisition of Celano Apartment Homes, a 200-unit garden apartment community located in Orlando, Florida. Celano Apartment Homes joins Iris Flats, Bellagio Apartment Homes, Conway Forest Apartment Homes, East Orlando Condominiums, and Harbor Beach Apartment Homes to complement its Orlando International Airport/Downtown Orlando sub-market holdings, a sub-market McKinley has been actively owning and operating Multifamily investments in since 2008 and in Orlando since 1982. McKinley plans to undertake interior and exterior capital improvements to the community consistent with strategies successfully deployed at recently completed McKinley renovations in Orlando.


“The acquisition was part of a complex 1031 exchange transaction involving the sale of a property located in Michigan,” offered Harry Collison, Senior Vice President and Managing Director – Acquisitions and Dispositions. “In classic McKinley style and effectiveness, we were able to close on the acquisition of Celano Apartment Homes in under 35 days from contract execution,” further offered Collison.


“Our company has a lot of experience in the Orlando International Airport/Downtown Orlando sub-market and we look forward to bringing Celano Apartment Homes into our McKinley family,” offered Albert M. Berriz, Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer, Board Member and Co-Owner of McKinley. “Our team, led by Albert L. Berriz, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Owned Multifamily Residential and The McKinley Companies, recently completed a comparable renovation at Iris Flats in the same sub-market. From this positive experience we have the confidence to leverage the successes we learned from Iris and create an exceptional outcome for our customers at Celano. The Owned Multifamily Team has also had enormous success at our Harbor Beach, Bellagio and Conway Forest communities exceeding all expectations” added Berriz. 


“This is without question a classic generational asset that we will be very proud of for many years to come, and we will make a considerable investment in the physical plant commensurate with that long-term view to create excellence in customer experience,” further offered Berriz.


McKinley secured long term fixed rate financing for the acquisition and redevelopment of Celano Apartment Homes from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). “We have had a very close relationship with the leadership team at CIBC for over three decades,” offered Berriz. “We cherish our relationship with them, they are always there for us, and they are a critical part of our McKinley family,” further offered Berriz.