Albert Berriz Bio

Albert BerrizAlbert M. Berriz is Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer, Board Member and Co-Owner of McKinley, a real estate investment company that owns and operates a $4.6 billion dollar real estate portfolio. Berriz has extensive experience in the acquisition, financing, management and redevelopment of real estate assets. He has been responsible for acquiring and managing assets in excess of $10.0 billion during his career.

Berriz holds an MBA with honors in marketing and finance from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He also holds a Bachelor of Architecture Professional degree with high honors from the School of Engineering at the University of Miami. Berriz began his career in the real estate department of the Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co. of Chicago as a Vice President responsible for real estate lending.

Board Appointments

  • Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce (National Board) 
  • National Multi-Housing Council, Board of Directors 
  • Business Leaders for Michigan Board of Directors, Executive Committee & PAC Co-Chair 
  • Trustee, Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan 
  • Member, Board of Directors, Ann Arbor SPARK
  • Member, University Musical Society Corporate Council 
  • Advisory Board Member, Project Healthy schools, Michigan Medicine


  • 2018-2020 - Detroit 500 -The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Metro Detroit 
  • 2016 - 50 Names to Know in Real Estate – Crain’s Detroit 
  • 2013 - Excellence in Leadership Award CREW Tampa 
  • 2011 - Midwest Real Estate News Hall of Fame 
  • 2008 - Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Master Entrepreneur 
  • 2008 - March of Dimes Honoree of the Year – Community Leadership and Philanthropy 
  • 2007 - Ann Arbor Citizen of the Year 
  • 2007 - American Dreamer Award – Crain’s Detroit Business
  • 2006 - Washtenaw County Distinguished Citizen of the Year – Boy Scouts of America 
  • 2005 - American Red Cross National Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year