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MBK HOMES NAMED TO SUNSET WESTERN HOME ALLIANCE


IRVINE, CA (October 4, 2005). MBK Homes has been named to the prestigious Sunset Western Home Alliance. Sponsored by Sunset Magazine, the program is designed to bring together the region's best builders and help further the magazine's mission of "building the foundation for living well in the West."

"Membership in the Sunset Western Home Alliance is a validation of the quality of our product and the craftsmanship that goes into each home we build," said Tim Kane, president of MBK Homes. "At MBK, we share Sunset's vision by providing quality homes as a 'foundation for living well in the West.' We are proud of our close alignment with their organization. Our participation with Sunset further illustrates the mutual commitment of the two organizations to enrich the lives of Westerners through excellence in home design and construction."

Members of the Sunset Western Home Alliance are selected on an invitation-only basis. The group's goals include fostering an exchange of information on homebuilding trends as well as connecting some of the nation's top builders to Sunset's millions of readers. Among the strict criteria used to choose Alliance members are a commitment to sustainable and environmentally responsible building and development, customer service, dedication to high building and energy-efficiency standards, and an innovative use of interior space.

Along with the cachet that comes from being associated with Sunset, members also receive promotion through their membership, both within the magazine and through participation in Sunset's yearly roster of special events, including the annual Celebration Weekend festival and the Sunset Western Home Alliance Conference.

Sunset Magazine is the premier guide to living well in the West, providing the best ideas in travel, garden, home design and food and entertaining in 13 Western states. The magazine has five zoned editions and is read by 4.3 million people each month.

Company Background
MBK Homes is active in the development of both attached and detached housing product, catering primarily to first-time and first and second move-up homebuyers throughout California. MBK Homes prides itself on its award winning customer satisfaction and its reputation for delivering quality housing that is innovative in design, comfort and craftsmanship, all at an excellent value. MBK Homes Southern California builds residential neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. MBK Homes Northern California focuses its efforts in the Sacramento market and its six surrounding counties. For more information, please contact MBK Homes Northern California at 916.783.1150, MBK Southern California at (888) 943-HOME or visit the company's website at www.mbkhomes.com.

MBK Homes is a division of MBK Real Estate Ltd., the U.S. real estate development arm of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest corporations. MBK Real Estate's multidisciplinary concerns span a wide spectrum of real estate development, including homebuilding, retail and senior housing divisions.

MBK Real Estate Ltd. is headquartered in Irvine, CA, with regional offices in Portland, OR and Sacramento, CA. Corporate offices are located at 175 Technology Drive, Irvine, CA 92618; phone 800.566.7100; fax (949) 789-9300; or visit its Web site at www.mbk.com.

Posted on October, 4th 2005

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