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Ventras

October 12, 2009 18:45 ET

MBH Forms Ventras Capital Advisors to Specialize in Real Estate Funds Management

Veteran Team With $5.2 Billion in Assets Under Management Comes Aboard to Grow Funds Platform

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - MBH Enterprises LLC (MBH), a diversified holding company focused on the financial services and infrastructure services industries, has announced the formation of Ventras Capital Advisors LLC (Ventras), a company that will specialize in both residential and commercial real estate funds management and distressed asset management and disposition. Ventras is currently raising third party capital to take advantage of the current investment opportunities within CMBS.

The Ventras team, led by Scott Roth and Patti Unti, comes to Ventras from Capmark Investments. Mr. Roth and Ms. Unti have been leading participants in the Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) market since 1997, having been involved in all aspects of the investment process, including deal sourcing, bond analysis, credit due diligence, asset management, financing, and disposition. The team has experience utilizing both long and short strategies while investing in the entire CMBS capital structure. Previously, Mr. Roth and Ms. Unti served as Co-Heads of Capmark Investments Securities Team and as members of Capmark Investments' Securities Investment Committee.

"We believe there are few management teams anywhere with this kind of experience and successful track record in managing commercial mortgage-related investments," said Steve Gutterman, a Managing Director of MBH. "We're very pleased that Scott, Patti, and the team will provide top quality management and fiduciary standards to our existing assets under management, and that they will work alongside us to build Ventras."

Ventras Capital is the latest addition to MBH's portfolio of financial service companies. In 2007, MBH acquired Denver-based Integrated Asset Services (IAS), the nation's largest privately held collateral valuation and default management service company for residential real estate. The company provides a full suite of valuation, servicing, and disposition services.

Together with IAS, Ventras will have the ability to manage large pools of assets, value and service individual assets, and facilitate the transition of assets to stable holders. The Ventras platform will also benefit by the addition of Funds led by best-in-class fund managers.

"Over the next two to three years, there will be intense interest in opportunistically investing in distressed residential and commercial assets," Gutterman said. "We are uniquely positioned to do well in this market while helping to provide much-needed disposition solutions to banks and borrowers at the same time."

MBH Enterprises LLC

MBH Enterprises LLC is a diversified holding company that works with proven management teams to turn great companies into market leaders. The firm focuses on financial and infrastructure services, and combines its company-building experience with its partners' industry expertise to achieve rapid growth of its family of subsidiaries. For more information on MBH, visit www.mbhe.com.

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