McKinley Recieves "Companies That Care" Designation

September 16, 2008

March 20, 2008

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release




Albert M. Berriz, Chief Executive Officer and Karen Andrews, SPHR, Chief Development Officer of McKinley are pleased to jointly announce today that McKinley has been named to the Honor Roll by The Center for Companies That Care for the third consecutive year.

Honor Roll recipients are selected for their strong commitment to elevating the quality of life for their employees and for people in the broader community as well as adhering to all ten of the 10 Characteristics inherent to a Company That Cares. Each application is reviewed by an independent panel of seasoned business professionals.

Being named to the Honor Roll requires a steadfast commitment to employees and communities and detailed proof that a company adheres to all 10 Characteristics of caring companies. Given our rigorous evaluation process, we are truly excited to announce that the number of companies named to the Honor Roll increased by 17% this year. We applaud this years recipients, and are extremely pleased that a growing number of companies are focusing on their social responsibility in the workplace and the community, a focus that can give them an advantage with customers, employees and investors, commented Marci Koblenz, Co-founder and President of The Center for Companies That Care.

The Honor Roll is announced annually on the third Thursday of March in conjunction with the annual launch of CAREDAYS, a month-long, national initiative to engage individuals and employers in activities addressing a significant societal issue in our communities. This year, CAREDAYS08: Terrific Tales, supports childhood literacy by ensuring that under-resourced classroom libraries have age-appropriate books for children to read.

McKinley, founded in 1968, is a well respected national real estate investment firm that owns and operates $1.9 billion in assets for its own account and for select clientele. This includes 17,371 apartments and 6.2 million square feet of commercial space located in ten states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 751 full-time employees nationwide.