SOURCE: Ventras

Ventras

October 15, 2009 16:00 ET

Ventras Poised for Additional Growth With Expansion Into Commercial Real Estate Asset Management

Senior Executive From Capmark Financial Group, Inc. Joins Ventras Capital Advisors

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - October 15, 2009) - Ventras Capital Advisors, LLC (Ventras), the real estate investment subsidiary of MBH Enterprises LLC (MBH), is pleased to announce that Gregory J. McManus has joined as a Principal in the firm's Philadelphia office.

Mr. McManus brings over 21 years of experience in commercial real estate to Ventras, with an extensive background in capital markets, asset management, and resolution of distressed assets. He previously served as Capmark's Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for the successful restructuring of the firm's Affordable Housing Equity Group. During his tenure at Capmark, Mr. McManus served as a member of Capmark's Executive Committee, President of Capmark Securities Inc., and Chairman of Capmark Bank.

Denver-based MBH, a diversified holding company focused on acquiring controlling interests in mid-size companies in the financial services and infrastructure services industries, formed Ventras with co-founders and former Capmark veterans Scott Roth, Patti Unti and Jimmy Parsley. This summer, Ventras acquired the management contracts relating to $5.2 billion of real estate assets from Capmark Investments. Mr. Roth and Ms. Unti, who currently manage the portfolio, bring extensive investment management experience, while Mr. Parsley brings more than 15 years of capital markets experience to Ventras.

"With Greg on board, Ventras is poised to aggressively expand into the commercial real estate asset management arena," said Mr. Roth. "This is an ideal time for us to be integrating and expanding our presence in the marketplace."

About MBH Enterprises LLC

MBH Enterprises LLC is a diversified holding company that helps companies become market leaders. Headquartered in Denver, CO, the firm acquires controlling interests in service sector businesses that have proven management teams, operate in highly fragmented markets, are scalable and have robust cash flows. MBH combines its company-building experience with its partners' industry expertise to achieve growth and success. Today, MBH has taken controlling interest in a portfolio of 12 companies that represent 1,700 employees nationwide, and currently generate more than $300 million in revenue. For more information on MBH, visit www.mbhe.com.