Michael E. Novelli serves as Managing Director of Cypressbrook Company, where he is responsible for the coordination of the company’s development teams, capital transactions, marketing efforts, and equity financing activities. Prior to joining Cypressbrook, Mr. Novelli served as a Principal in various Cypress Realty, Inc. related projects in his capacity as President of The Esterbrook Company, a real estate development company based in The Woodlands, Texas. His duties as President of Esterbrook included directing various land, industrial, office, and senior living development projects. Before founding Esterbrook, Mr. Novelli served as a Principal with a Houston-based private equity company, where he served on the board of directors for several portfolio companies. From 1985 through 1994, Mr. Novelli was employed by the Trammell Crow Company. During his tenure at Crow, Mr. Novelli rose from Marketing Representative to Project Partner to Managing Director. He participated in retail, industrial, office, and land projects in a variety of functions: development, marketing, financing, construction and property management. Mr. Novelli received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rice University in 1979 and his Master of Accounting from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Administration at Rice University in 1980. Later in 1982, he received his Masters of Arts in Economics from Cambridge University in England.