McKinley Names Director of Student Housing Services

by Katie Sloan

Ann Arbor, Mich. — The company has followed a long-time strategy of acquisitions in tertiary college markets.

Alexandra JackiwAnn Arbor, Mich. — McKinley’s Albert M. Berriz, CEO, and Alexandra Jackiw, vice president and managing director residential client services, have hired Therese Cochran as Director of Student Housing Services to lead McKinley’s new Purpose Built Student Housing platform. McKinley began operating student housing in 1968 and throughout its history has followed an acquisition strategy of buying garden apartments in tertiary college student markets such as Ann Arbor, Champaign, Ill., and Gainesville, Fla.

“Alexandra Jackiw and Therese Cochran are highly respected leaders in purpose-built student housing, as well as having experience in managing high quality assets and Albert Berrizreceiverships nationwide,” says Albert Berriz, CEO of McKinley. “Our new Purpose Built Student Housing platform is a natural enhancement to our core apartment business since most of our communities are built in college towns. The McKinley marketing team is a leader in social media and tribe marketing which is extremely crucial for these customers.”

“Therese and I look forward to building out a great new addition to the McKinley real estate platform,” says Alexandra Jackiw. “Therese and I have worked successfully together and are excited to have the opportunity to lead and create a new successful real estate group for McKinley in the student housing industry.”

“I too am excited about the opportunity ahead and again look forward to working with Alexandra Jackiw,” says Therese Cochran, the new Director of Student Housing Services for McKinley. “Alex and I have been presented with a great opportunity and we look forward to working together to make McKinley a leader in the student housing industry.”

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