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MBK Senior Living Announces Robert Douk as Division’s Corporate Director of Dining Service

IRVINE, CALIF. (January 29, 2008). MBK Senior Living, the senior housing division of MBK Real Estate LLC, has named Robert Douk as Corporate Director of Dining Service. In his position, Douk will provide a high-quality culinary experience for residents at all MBK Senior Living properties by developing a corporate menu program, improving policies and procedures, and managing budgets and purchases.

Douk’s experience in multiple areas of food service management for several high-profile companies aligns well with MBK Senior Living’s goal to continue providing top-notch service to residents, while also remaining fiscally responsible.

“With more than 30 years of management experience, Robert has shown tremendous success overseeing food operations for the senior living and hospitality industries,” said Terry Howard, president of MBK Senior Living. “Robert is a proven leader and will play a key role in MBK Senior Living’s continued success. We are confident that his expertise will make a significant impact on the lives of our residents and are extremely pleased to have him as part of the MBK team.”

Prior to joining MBK Senior Living, Douk served as regional food service director for Atria Senior Living Group, where he oversaw all food and beverage services for 25 assisted living communities throughout the northeastern United States. Beginning his career in 1977, Douk has worked for premier companies, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Wrather Corporation, Saga Corporation, Harbour Bay Catering and Marriott Hotels New York.

“MBK Senior Living has a remarkable reputation throughout the industry for providing residents with a first-class experience,” said Douk. “Having worked in many facets of the hospitality industry, I am excited to be a part of the MBK team and look forward to working with the dedicated staff at each of our senior living communities.”

Douk is a graduate of the Culinary Institute in Tadmor, Israel and is currently enrolled in the University of North Dakota’s dietary management program. He is a certified self-serve trainer by the National Restaurant Association and member of the American Dietetic Association. A supporter of Kiwanis International, Douk currently resides in Costa Mesa, California, with his wife and daughter.

MBK Senior Living recently acquired its seventh community, Summerhill Villa, located in Santa Clarita, California. Summerhill Villa features 96 independent and assisted living units, and 38 memory care units. MBK Senior Living’s other communities in California include Casa de Santa Fe in Rocklin, Grand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, Huntington Terrace in Huntington Beach, and Sterling at Vintage Hills in Temecula. They also have two communities in Washington, Harbor Crest and Northpointe, both located in Spokane.

Company Background
MBK Senior Living, LLC is led by Terry Howard, President, and is owned by MBK Real Estate LLC. 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 communities throughout the Western United States. For more information about MBK Senior Living, please call Terry Howard at (949) 242-1410, or visit their website at www.mbkseniorliving.com.

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