Sunrise REIT announces expedited appeals of court decision

    TORONTO, March 14, 2007 /CNW/ - Sunrise Senior Living Real Estate
Investment Trust ("Sunrise REIT") (TSX:SZR.UN) announced today that the motion
in the Court of Appeal for Ontario to expedite the appeals of the Decision of
the Ontario Superior Court of Justice involving, among others, Sunrise REIT,
Ventas, Inc. ("Ventas"), Health Care Property Investors, Inc. ("HCP"), and
Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. was held today. On the consent of Sunrise REIT,
Ventas and HCP, the appeals of Sunrise REIT, and the two cross-appeals of HCP,
were expedited and ordered to be heard together.
    The appeals will be heard together on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 10:30 am
(Toronto time) at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.
    There can be no assurances as to the results of the appeals.
    Copies of the materials filed with the Court of Appeal for Ontario will
be available in due course on the Sunrise REIT website at

    About Sunrise REIT (TSX:SZR.UN)

    Sunrise REIT was formed to indirectly acquire, own and invest in
income-producing senior living communities in major metropolitan markets and
their surrounding suburban areas in Canada and the United States. Sunrise REIT
owns 74 senior living communities, 11 in Canada and 63 in the United States.
All of Sunrise REIT's senior living communities are managed by Sunrise Senior
Living, Inc. one of the largest providers of senior living services in North
America. Sunrise REIT also directly acquires interests in newly developed
senior living communities through development and financing arrangements with
Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.

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