McKinley Proudly Launches New Innovative Department

August 13, 2009

August 14, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

Ann Arbor, MI - McKinley, Inc. is proud to announce our newly launched department, MMArepresenting Marketing, Media and Attraction business segments. The departments official title is Residential Marketing, Social Media, and Customer Attraction Services.

The multidisciplinary team, led by Albert L. Berriz, Director, includes dedicated and experienced innovators with expertise in web design and development, social media and marketing, creative design and financial analysis. The team includes:

Albert L. Berriz, Director

Albert L. Berriz has a passion for bringing outstanding people together for a common purpose. During his time at McKinley, Albert has quickly built a team composed of world class individuals with diverse skill sets and a shared passion for results. In his spare time, Albert is an accomplished gamer. He has competed nationally and internationally in many Real Time Strategy games such as Warcraft III, Command & Conquer, & Age of Empires. At the age of seventeen, Albert represented the United States on Team USA at the 2003 World Cyber Games International Gaming Championships held in Seoul, Korea. He also competed and won tournaments in Orlando, Chicago, Dallas, Irvine, and Magdeburg, Germany. He was the captain of the United States National Warcraft III team and competed against countries all over the world. Albert holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.

James Vuong, Web Designer & Developer

James Vuong brings a diverse and formidable skill set to McKinley after spending several years at General Motors as an electrical engineer. James is building a robust and interactive web community that will allow our customers to connect with us and with each other. James created his first profitable website at the age of thirteen demonstrating his ability to understand business even at a young age. James received a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University.

Michael Aird, Social Media & Marketing Associate

Michael Aird is reinventing McKinley's approach to web marketing. He focuses on connecting with people in environments they enjoy. Michael previously worked in Washington D.C. at a large law firm, deepening his understanding of complex marketplaces. Michael holds a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Michigan.

Chris Esteves, Financial Analyst & Marketing Associate

As an Asset Manager at McKinley, Chris Esteves allowed McKinley to be more effective and scientific than ever before on the financial side of the business. Chris will focus on providing clarity to our customers regarding cost and value of our products. Chris' mastery of numbers has also allowed him to be a very talented and profitable poker player. Chris received a Bachelors of Arts in Finance from Michigan State University.

Diana Vuong, Creative Design & Marketing Associate

Diana Vuong will connect the dots from ground to web. She continually improves our traditional marketing efforts and intends to take things to the next level in her new position. Diana was an accomplished artist as early as second grade and she continues to leverage her skills as an artist in order to connect with customers. Diana holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from Wayne State University.

My dream is to connect with people in sincere and meaningful ways. McKinley team members and McKinley residents are inextricably united by a common mission - to enrich the quality of life in our communities, states Albert L. Berriz.

I want to understand our residents and I want them to understand us. We love our residents. We exist for our residents. Today we rededicate ourselves to our mission. Behold, transparency. We are a company that passionately cares about our people, our communities, and our mission.

To learn more please contact Albert L. Berriz at and follow him on Twitter

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.