Meet The MBK Rental Living Leadership Team

We believe that teamwork divides the tasks and multiplies the success

Our Mission,

MBK Rental Living is committed to creating communities that enrich the lives of our residents and exceed the financial expectations of our investors. We believe in implementing advanced smart home technologies, incorporating sustainable designs and most importantly, making positive contributions in the communities where we invest.

MBK stands for

Mitsui Bussan Kaisha (MBK)


“Founder’s Family Name”





Yoi Shigoto

Yoi Shigoto, simply translated from Japanese, means “the good work.” At MBK Rental Living, Yoi Shigoto signifies our desire to do good work that benefits our residents, their families and our team members. It also reflects our commitment to positively impact our local community and even the world through selfless endeavors, striving to make a difference, and working together as a company and community.

In addition, we believe as a company that Yoi Shigoto is about doing the right thing above all else. That includes upholding the highest standards of ethics and knowing that in doing so, success will follow.

Our Team

Ken Mccarren



SVP, Construction Management


SVP, Acquisitions


VP Planning and Development

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Ken McCarren is the President of MBK Rental Living. In his role, he is responsible for the acquisition, development, operations, and disposition of all MBK communities. Mr. McCarren has over 30 years of experience in multifamily real estate with assets throughout the western United States. Before joining MBK Rental Living in 2020 he was responsible for a multifamily portfolio located in six western States owned by Merage Investment Group. Previously in his career, he spent 15 years as SVP of Asset Management responsible for the entire Irvine Company Apartment portfolio of over 44,000 apartment homes. Mr. McCarren spent four years as the SVP Asset Management at BRE, a large public REIT owning and operating over 22,000 units located throughout six Western States where he was responsible for the entire portfolio.

Before the real estate industry, Mr. McCarren served four years as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. McCarren earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from California State University at Long Beach, he is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the designation of Certified Property Manager from the Institute of Real Estate Management.

David Kurian is Senior Vice President of Construction Management at MBK Rental Living. In his role, Mr. Kurian is responsible for managing all construction operations for our developments. Mr. Kurian brings more than 30 years of senior-level experience to the MBK team, half of which was with TriCal Construction and the remaining experience as a Senior Vice President with both KB Home and Richmond American Homes. Over the span of his career, Mr. Kurian has overseen the construction of more than 10,000 single-family homes and approximately 4,000 multifamily units, including podium, garden-style, and mixed-use product types.
Ed Davis is the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for MBK Rental Living. As such, Mr. Davis oversees MBK’s acquisition efforts, including assisting in the establishment of debt and third-party equity. In addition, Mr. Davis facilitates the disposition of assets on behalf of the organization. Prior to joining MBK in 2014, Mr. Davis had 15 years of residential acquisition, entitlement, finance, construction, and project management experience. Mr. Davis attended the University of Phoenix and holds a California Real Estate Salesperson license.
Ron Mertzel is the Vice President of Planning and Development for MBK Rental Living, where he oversees all planning and entitlement operations for the company, which include budgeting and scheduling. In addition, Mr. Mertzel assists with feasibilities during acquisitions and horizontal development. Prior to joining the MBK team in 2022, Mr. Mertzel served as Vice President of Forward Planning and Vice President of Development for KB HOME overseeing the planning, entitlement, and development of a multitude of single-family attached and detached communities in Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Mr. Mertzel spent 23 years at KB HOME. Prior to KB, Mr. Mertzel worked at Larwin Company supervising single-family detached communities and spent 4 years in property management overseeing apartment communities.
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