DALLAS – April 12, 2010 – Mark Cypert has been named Senior Vice President of Institutional Equities for Dallas-based Encore Enterprises, Inc. In this role, Cypert focuses on raising institutional investor equity and managing Encore’s research and underwriting program to help identify projects meeting Encore’s commercial real estate investment criteria in the retail, multifamily and hospitality sectors.

Prior to joining Encore, Cypert served as Managing Director and Principal of Cawley Partners where he managed the firm’s commercial real estate investment funds. Cypert also previously held positions at CRT Properties, a NYSE-listed office REIT, where as Senior Vice President, he led the firm’s Southwest and Mid-Atlantic Divisions. For Thomas Properties Group, Cypert served as Vice President and Investment Officer responsible for the company’s acquisitions efforts and as Director of Asset Management for UBS Realty Investors.

Cypert is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Construction Engineering Technology. He has the CCIM and RPA designations and is a Senior Instructor for the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute.

About Encore Enterprises, Inc. Encore Enterprises, Inc. is a diversified commercial real estate firm with a unique blend of expertise, innovation and efficiency in acquisition, investment, asset management, property management, leasing and development. Founded in 1999, Encore acquires, develops and re-develops mixed use complexes, limited and full service hotels, multi-family projects, retail projects, and manages hotel and luxury vacation condominium resort properties and homeowner associations. Since its inception, Encore has completed over $1 billion of acquisition and development, with a focus on the Southern, Eastern and Midwestern United States. For more information, please visit www.encore.bz

Contact: Alex Fencl, MWW Group for Encore Enterprises, afencl@mww.com, 214-414-3330 (direct)

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