March 14, 2016

CRE Radio talked Affordable Housing with Albert Berriz and Darryl Carter. Live, Interactive TV on March 11th.  LISTEN HERE

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March 8, 2016

McKinley is pleased to announce that it recently completed the acquisition of four NNN assets on behalf of a private client pursuant to a 1031 tax-deferred exchange.  McKinley served as real estate advisor for the initial disposition, and the subsequent identification, due diligence, acquisition, financing and ongoing management of a portfolio of NNN assets that will generate a current yield while preserving favorable tax treatment.


The four properties acquired include Aspen Dental in Inverness, FL, Pei Wei and Mattress One in Winter Garden, FL, Just Brakes in Tampa, FL and Taco Bell in Orlando, FL.  All leases are long-term leases in newly constructed or renovated buildings.  Financing for the transactions was provided by KeyBank, N.A.


“Our team moved quickly to identify and acquire this strong portfolio of assets” offered Kenneth P. Polsinelli, Chief Real Estate Officer.  “They operated within a tight timeline, with a specific target price and closed on all four assets simultaneously in just 90 days from the disposition date,” he further added.


“We were very surgical in our approach, and we were able to coordinate the exchange agent, legal review and all third party requirements for these four purchases in this compressed timeline,” said James Willett, Treasurer.  “Our team has a deep understanding of the structure and complexities of the transaction, and we were well organized to deliver an exceptional result for our client,” he stated.

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March 3, 2016

McKinley’s Institutional Commercial Real Estate division is pleased to announce that the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court for Lake County, Florida has appointed Matthew D. Mason of McKinley as Receiver for Shoppes of Lake Village.  This 135,437 square foot grocery-anchored shopping center is located in Leesburg, Florida.  Shoppes at Lake Village is 70% occupied and is home to tenants such as Publix, Bon Worth, and Mattress Firm. This property brings McKinley's total commercial managed square footage in Florida to 2,210,308.

McKinley has owned and operated in Florida since 1982, and is highly recognized for its expertise with distressed retail assets.  This appointment is McKinley’s 15th current workout assignment in the state of Florida and represents the 30th assignment in the last several years.

"This takeover further cements McKinley's dominant footprint in the state of Florida,” offered Lauren Leach, Director, Commercial Portfolio Management – Institutional Commercial Real Estate.  “McKinley takes its fiduciary as a Receiver and Property Manager very seriously, and we are excited to preserve and add value to this most important asset," she further added.

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February 26, 2016

McKinley most recently announced two major lease transactions at McKinley Towne Centre which backfill the entire space currently occupied by Google.  The leases were completed many months ahead of schedule and well in advance of Google’s move out on April 30th.  As quickly as McKinley leased up 85,000 sf of premier office space in Downtown Ann Arbor, it has now closed a very favorable long term refinancing of the property. The long term refinancing, provided by The PrivateBank on very favorable terms, will allow continued investment in the building. 

"This was always our plan," offered Kenneth P. Polsinelli, McKinley's Chief Real Estate Officer. "We have worked very hard to attract world class companies like TD Ameritrade and LLamasoft, and these lease transactions now allow us to position this core property for the long term with an extraordinary refinancing provided by our very good friends at The PrivateBank.  This financing represents the 25th loan, and over $300 million in total financing, with The PrivateBank over the last several years.”

McKinley Towne Centre is a mixed use development offering 105,000 square feet of Class A, high-tech office space and 20,000 square feet of retail space at the nexus of the University of Michigan and downtown Ann Arbor.  LLamasoft will occupy almost 60,000 square feet at McKinley Towne Centre including the entire second and third floors, and TD Ameritrade will occupy almost 25,000 square feet which is the entire fifth floor. Beginning May 1, LLamasoft and TD Ameritrade will join downtown’s growing tech community in the blocks stretching from the University of Michigan’s Diag down East Liberty Street to South Division. Together, companies such as Menlo Innovations, Barracuda Networks and PRIME Research employ hundreds in that area. 

"McKinley is one of the premier real estate companies throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern United States and we are very fortunate to have enjoyed such a long-term, successful relationship," offered Steve Anderson, Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate, The PrivateBank. "We are excited to further deepen the relationship with the financing of this trophy asset in Downtown Ann Arbor," Anderson further added.

"This is a very unique asset and we were able to move very quickly once we finalized the leasing effort," said Jim Willett, McKinley's Corporate Treasurer and Vice President of Finance. "We have secured exactly what we needed via this very favorable bank financing and have positioned this asset for the long term," Willett added.

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February 18, 2016

McKinley Hyde Park announces the acquisition of Willow Flats located in the heart of Hyde Park. Willow Flats is the most recent addition to McKinley Hyde Park, a boutique collection of historic and restored apartment homes in the Hyde Park and South Tampa neighborhoods.  This twelve apartment home community is located at the intersection of Gomez Ave and West Platt Street features a unique mix of one and two bedroom apartments.  It sits nestled amongst majestic trees within a secluded courtyard across from highly regarded Mitchell Elementary School. 

"Willow Flats is walkable and bikeable to all of the vibrant dining on South Howard, and is also convenient for those working at Tampa Memorial.   We will also continue the significant enhancements that we are making at all of our Hyde Park communities," stated Kenneth P. Polsinelli, Chief Real Estate Officer.  “Our direct, off-market purchase of Willow Flats now expands the McKinley Hyde Park brand to 18 communities.  Project financing is provided by The PrivateBank, and I am pleased that the entire team working was able to move from contract to closing in less than six weeks,” added Polsinelli.

“McKinley Hyde Park presents custom tailored living solutions for those very discerning customers that want to live in a dynamic downtown, but prefer a more secluded, authentic and historic alternative in traditional neighborhoods,” said Albert M. Berriz, CEO.  “All communities are redeveloped with an environmental focus and are smoke-free as well.   Each acquisition has been carefully curated to ensure that the brand delivers and exceeds expectations," he further offered.

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February 17, 2016

McKinley is pleased to announce that it has been appointed Receiver by the Dickinson County Circuit Court for Iron Mountain Plaza, a 171,462 square foot retail shopping center in Iron Mountain, Michigan.  This regional power center is home to tenants including Dunham’s, Goodwill, and Tractor Supply Co.  This represents the 44th workout in the State of Michigan for the Institutional Commercial Real Estate team.

“Our Institutional Commercial Real Estate team has a proven track record and a keen understanding of our fiduciary to the Court” stated Matthew Mason, Managing Director and Partner.  “We are able to quickly stabilize an asset, manage operations and protect the property on behalf of all parties” he added.

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February 11, 2016 features McKinley's newest apartment development, State Street Village, in an article about filling the void between low and high end apartments in Ann Arbor.  CLICK HERE

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February 11, 2016

McKinley's CEO, Albert M. Berriz, was honored to have been a guest on the Lifetime Cashflow Podcast with Rod Khleif​.  To hear the whole podcast click here.

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February 10, 2016

Bisnow Special Report features McKinley's CEO, Albert M. Berriz, as one of the country's most successful Hispanic real estate titans.

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February 5, 2016

McKinley recently completed the disposition of two large assets in Illinois on behalf of its institutional clients. Town Center Promenade is a 75,000 sf shopping center in Deer Park, IL.  McKinley was appointed Receiver in March 2013 and post-foreclosure was hired to continue as the real estate advisor and property manager.  During its tenure, McKinley completed a 10-year renewal with the anchor tenant, Dicks Sporting Good.  The property management team actively engaged the tenants to eliminate all delinquency and to position the asset for sale.  Through its prudent management and assertive leasing, McKinley increased the value of the center 33% in two years which led to a successful sale.

McKinley recently disposed of Raddant Road Industrial, a 54,569 sf industrial building in Batavia, IL.  McKinley was appointed as Receiver August 2014 and continued to manage post-foreclosure.  Raddant required significant exterior upgrades to the building to the parking areas.  McKinley focused on reducing expenses and driving occupancy to 100%, which resulted in a two-fold increase in Net Operating Income in less than two years. 

“Our Institutional Commercial Real Estate team has a keen understanding of the Receivership process,” stated Matthew Mason, Managing Director and Partner.  “We focus on quickly improving NOI and maximizing occupancy to create the most value in the shorter possible time, which leads to great results for our clients,” he added.

“Matt and his team continue to defy the market, and to find creative opportunities to drive value,” said Kenneth P. Polsinelli, Chief Real Estate Officer.  “Our clients appreciate their focus on quick results and on their passion for customer service,” he also offered.


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