May 18, 2016
McKinley is proud to announce it has been awarded Ann Arbor SPARK’s "Project of the Year - Chair Recognition Award” for its work on the Llamasoft and TD Ameritrade lease transactions. These deals allowed McKinley to backfill the 86,000 square foot former Google space at McKinley Towne Centre in record time, retain jobs in the downtown area, and further enhance the overall viability and the quality of life in Ann Arbor. The success of this transaction was led by McKinley’s SVP & Managing Director – Finance, Jim Willett; SVP - Commercial Real Estate & Special Advisor to the C.E.O., Matthew Mason; and AVP & Director of Owned Real Estate, Chris Allen.
The “Project of the Year – Chair Recognition Award” was presented at Ann Arbor SPARK’s 2016 Annual Meeting which took place on May 12, 2016, at the Eagle Crest Marriott in Ypsilanti, MI. This year’s award was presented to five companies, all of whom were tied together in a single chain of positive action. The companies were McKinley, Llamasoft, TD Ameritrade, Google and First Martin. The award celebrates the evolution of this area’s business climate, investment, idea development, talent acquisition and being a national leader in location.
“McKinley is deeply honored to receive this recognition from Ann Arbor SPARK for our dedication to enriching our community” stated Matthew Mason. “We are pleased to continue the process of positioning Ann Arbor as a leading destination for top technology talent,” added Mason.