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MBK Leadership Team

President/Chairman -
MBK Real Estate

Katsuo Yamanaka

Executive Vice President -
MBK Real Estate

Yoshitaka Suzuki

MBK Real Estate

Ed Stokx

President - MBK Rental Living

Craig Jones

President -
MBK Senior Living

Jeff Fischer

SVP General Counsel - MBK Real Estate

Anita Hsu

SVP Human Resources - MBK Real Estate

John Masamori

SVP Operations - MBK Senior Living

Michael Bardelmeier

SVP Information Technology - MBK Real Estate

Albert Perez

Katsuo Yamanaka President/Chairman - MBK Real Estate

Katsuo Yamanaka is President and Chairman of the Board of MBK Real Estate LLC (MRE). As President and Chairman, he is responsible for the overall management of the Company. He oversees the development and execution of the Company’s fiscal strategies, evaluates the organization’s fiscal function and performance as well as directs MRE’s subsidiaries to fulfill the strategic goals of the organization.

Before his role as President of MRE, he served as a Deputy General Manager at Mitsui & Co. Ltd, MRE’s parent company, where he oversaw the firm’s First Real Estate Business Division in Tokyo. He planned and managed Mitsui’s Global Real Estate portfolio for residential, industrial, logistics, and office properties. He was also responsible for all Human Resources aspects of the First Real Estate Business Division.

Mr. Yamanaka graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and from the University of Tokyo with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

He joined Mitsui in 1989 in the company’s Property Development Division in Osaka. Throughout his career at Mitsui, he has been involved extensively in the real estate industry and worked in various capacities in Asia, Europe and the US. During 2002-2007, he spent five years in Southern California as Senior Vice President of MBK Real Estate, where he was mainly responsible for MRE’s senior housing and retail real estate development and investment strategy.

Yoshitaka Suzuki Executive Vice President - MBK Real Estate

Yoshi Suzuki brings more than 20 years of experience in investment and business development to his position as Executive Vice President of MBK Real Estate, overseeing overall management of the company.

During his tenure at MBK Real Estate, he cooperatively lead the acquisition of the Westliving Portfolio, which is the largest deal in MBK’s thirty-year history, he has also been instrumental in initiating the launch of a private fund strategy aimed at utilizing MBK’s operational platforms in the US. Before joining MBK, Yoshi had led multiple projects at Mitsui & Co., including Otemachi-One, a multi-billion dollar office-complex development project in downtown Tokyo. Also, he oversaw and initiated various joint venture projects with international business partners in US, Europe and Asia.

Yoshi earned a Master of Engineering (Urban Design) from University of Tokyo, Japan and Master of Business Administration from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.

Ed Stokx CFO/CAO - MBK Real Estate

Ed Stokx is chief financial & administrative officer of MBK Real Estate and its affiliated companies. In this role, Mr. Stokx leads the company’s capital raising efforts, including debt and third-party equity. In addition, Stokx oversees the company’s finance and accounting functions as well its IT and HR resources, which support the MBK’s 2,200 employees.

Prior to joining MBK in 2017, Mr. Stokx served 14 years as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial officer of PS Business Parks, a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on office and industrial assets across the United States. In his capacity at PS Business Parks, Mr. Stokx led the company’s debt and equity raising efforts as well as its investor relations efforts. While at PS Business Parks, Mr. Stokx led the efforts to form the company’s multi-family joint venture which focused on replacing obsolete office properties with state-of-the-art apartment communities.

Prior to joining PS Business Parks, Mr. Stokx served as Chief Financial Officer of Center Trust, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on developing and managing community retail centers. He was instrumental in the company’s 2003 merger with another public REIT. Mr. Stokx joined Center Trust in October 1997 after having assisted taking the company public while working for Deloitte.

Mr. Stokx is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and is a certified public accountant.

Craig Jones President - MBK Homes/MBK Rental Living

With over 20 years of real estate experience, Mr. Jones is a leading expert in acquisition, asset management, strategic planning, and market research. Prior to joining MBK, he spent 11 years at Irvine Company where he was responsible for apartment portfolio asset management and the acquisition of over 7,200 apartment units valued at $2.2 billion. Mr. Jones began his career managing research and client services at Grubb and Ellis. After joining MBK in 2012, he helped establish MBK Rental Living, a division of MBK Real Estate Ltd.. Before becoming President, Mr. Jones served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management for the company. During his time in that role, he developed MBK’s apartment investment strategy, sourcing and acquiring land for the company and coordinating the design of upcoming communities. He also oversaw operations and asset management of MBK’s apartment portfolio.

Jeff Fischer President - MBK Senior Living

Jeff Fischer joined MBK Senior Living as President to oversee operations and growth of the company. He has worked in the senior living industry for the past 25 years in a variety of capacities, including Human Resources, Training and Operations. In his current role, Jeff oversees all aspects of the Senior Living Division, as a part of MBK Real Estate Companies.

Jeff has served on several committees and special interest groups, including grassroots efforts on behalf of the industry. Additionally, he has served on the local AFLA board of directors for Florida, South Carolina and Georgia.  Additionally, Jeff serves on the board of directors for the American Senior Housing Association.  Prior to joining MBK, Jeff held senior operations roles at Sunrise Senior Living, Emeritus Senior Living, LifeTrust America and Integral Senior Living.

Anita Hsu SVP General Counsel

Anita Hsu is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of MBK Real Estate Companies. She currently oversees all related legal matters for MBK Real Estate and its subsidiaries, MBK Senior Living, MBK Rental Living, MBK Homes and MBK Industrial Properties.

Before joining MBK, she was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, specializing in real estate transactions, including complex acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing and other matters related to the ownership and development of commercial, industrial, residential and retail properties. She also served (on secondment) as in-house legal counsel for an alternative energy company.

Anita received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and she was a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

John Masamori SVP Human Resources

John joined MBK in July, 2021. John has extensive experience managing large diverse employee populations over multiple states. John is a thoughtful, collaborative leader with a passion for identifying innovative methods to attract, develop and retain employees.

John is a graduate of University of Colorado Denver, holds several professional certifications and presently serves on the Design Thinking Advisory Board at the University of California, Riverside.

Michael Bardelmeier SVP Senior Living Operations

Michael grew up in Northern California where he developed an adventurous spirit and a love for the outdoors. He began racing stock cars at the young age of fifteen and later jumped out of a perfectly good airplane twice before setting out to hike the Grand Canyon from one rim to the other in a single day.

Michael started his career leasing and managing apartment communities in San Jose, CA and has lived and worked in many cities throughout the country including Phoenix, Kansas City, Seattle, Chicago, and Dallas. In 2009, he discovered senior living and was inspired by the incredible lives and experiences of the many residents, and the selfless dedication of caring team members. In the last ten years, he has directed as many as 68 communities as Vice President of Operations for two large national senior living providers.

Today, Michael lives in Huntington Beach, CA with Julie, his wife of 20 years and their two cats, Peyton & Hobie. They enjoy traveling and exploring new places and spending as much time as possible with Miichaels 90 year old grandmother,
who still lives on her own and has been one of the most influential people in his life.

Albert Perez SVP Information Technology

Albert Perez is Senior Vice President of Information & Technology of MBK Real Estate and its affiliated companies. In this role, Mr. Perez is responsible for the technology direction, design, development & sustainability for the organizations business solutions.

Before joining MBK, he had a career in public accounting specializing in business advisory, consulting and operational restructuring. His expertise is in the areas of business advisory for the areas of IT optimization and manufacturing. In the dotcom era Albert owned a successful independent advisory firm specializing in ERP implementations, supply chain optimization and business restructuring activities.

Albert earned his BS from The University of La Verne and also attended executive education courses at Stanford in the field of technology innovation.

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