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MBK Senior Living Taps Carl Knepler as Division’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing

IRVINE, CALIF. (March 7, 2007). MBK Senior Living, the senior housing division of MBK Real Estate Ltd., has named Carl Knepler as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his position, Knepler directs and oversees all the sales and marketing activities of the company, including developing and implementing strategic sales plans, and reviewing market analyses to determine customer needs, as well as creating and executing comprehensive marketing plans and programs.

“Carl is extremely knowledgeable about the emerging trends involved in senior housing communities and an expert in marketing residential assets,” said Terry Howard, president of MBK Senior Living. “His more than 12 years of senior living operations, sales and marketing wisdom and expertise is invaluable toward successfully continuing with MBK Senior Living’s plans for aggressive expansion. We are extremely pleased to have him as part of the MBK team.”

Prior to joining MBK Senior Living, Knepler served in key leadership roles for SL Start, a senior living company headquartered in Spokane, Washington. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, he implemented new sales programs to increase occupancy and was instrumental in the successful lease-up of new communities opening in California and Washington. As Vice President of Operations, he hired vital management personnel and implemented training to improve care and services to residents.

Before his roles with SL Start, Knepler was an administrator for Karrington Health, Inc. in Indiana, a senior housing company now part of the Sunrise Assisted Living family.

“I am very excited to join the MBK family, and look forward to contributing my senior housing knowledge to this already highly experienced team, and to move forward with future growth plans,” said Knepler. “MBK Senior Living is known throughout the industry for its superior facilities and management team, and I feel fortunate to be a part of it.”

Knepler graduated from the University of Dayton, School of Law with his Doctorate of Jurisprudence and holds an Attorney’s license in Ohio. He is a RCFE and licensed nursing home administrator, and has taken courses on nursing home administration at Ohio State University. Knepler currently resides in San Marcos, California with his wife and three children.

Company Background
MBK Senior Living, LLC is led by Terry Howard, President, and is owned by MBK Real Estate Ltd. The firm, involved in the senior living industry since 1986, is active in the acquisition and development of high quality senior living assets that include multiple levels of care, ranging from independent living and assisted living to memory care facilities throughout the Western United States. For more information about MBK Senior Living, please call Terry Howard at (949) 789-8360, or visit their website at www.mbkseniorliving.com.

MBK Real Estate is a multifaceted real estate company backed by the vast financial strength and resources of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest corporations with 582 subsidiaries and associated companies worldwide. Through its three operating companies, MBK Homes, MBK Senior Living and MBK Retail, MBK Real Estate is renowned for building award-winning homes; for its expertise in senior housing; and for its proven skill and knowledge in developing and revitalizing shopping centers. Headquartered in Irvine, California, MBK Real Estate also has regional offices in Burbank, California and Sacramento, California. For more information, please visit www.mbk.com, or call (888) MBK-TODAY.

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