McKinley Residential Team Members Receive GLAStar Awards

December 1, 2009

December 2, 2009

Contact: Mary S. Williams

734-769-8520 ext. 244

For Immediate Release

This years GLAStar Awards Gala (Great Lakes Area Star Awards) was held on November 6, 2009 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan. The event honors "excellence in the multifamily housing industry" and winners were presented with prestigious PMAM GLAStar Awards in over 75 categories. The Property Management Association of Michigan (PMAM) represents more than 110,000 apartment homes throughout the state.

The McKinley winners included: Golfside Lake Apartments for Best Brochure; Best Overall Marketing Theme went to the Eastern Region for March Madness; Best Curb Appeal was awarded to Schooner Cove; Outstanding Groundskeeper went to Derrick McDougald of Golfside Lake Apartments; Outstanding Leasing Consultant of the Year was awarded to Michelle Miranda and the Outstanding Maintenance Person of the Year was awarded to Ken Gronda of The Villas. The Manager of the Year award was given to Terri Leirstein of Golfside Lake Apartments.

We are a real estate investment company, but what we are most proud of and what we consider to be our biggest and best asset is our people, stated Albert M. Berriz, McKinleys Chief Executive Officer. I am so proud of our entire team and the award recipients.

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 19 states. Headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan, Albert M. Berriz serves as Chief Executive Officer with 1,200 full-time employees nationwide.