Michael Novelli serves as Managing Director with Chief Financial Officer responsibilities for Ascension Commercial Real Estate. In addition, Mr. 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 Company, 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 The Esterbrook Company include directing various land, industrial, office, and senior living development projects. Before founding The Esterbrook Company, 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.
David Meaden serves as Managing Director and oversees Central Texas for Ascension Commercial Real Estate. In addition, he is co-founder and Principal of San Antonio, Texas-based Reata Real Estate Services, L.P. and Reata Property Management. This firm is a full service real estate company offering property management, leasing and development services to third party commercial clients. Prior to founding Reata Real Estate Services, Mr. Meaden served as a Partner in Trammell Crow Company for fourteen years. During his tenure at Crow, Mr. Meaden was a partner in 3,000,000 square feet of real estate development valued at approximately $200,000,000. Moreover, in both 1996 and 1998, Mr. Meaden was named one of the Top Brokers in America by Real Estate Forum Magazine. Before achieving his role as Partner of Trammell Crow Company, Mr. Meaden served as a leasing agent. From 1984-1986, he was ranked as one of Trammell Crow Company’s Top 3 Leasing Agents nationally. Mr. Meaden received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 1980, and his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin in 1982. Mr. Meaden is a member of the San Antonio Apartment Association, Society of Office and Industrial Realtors. He serves on several ministry boards in SA including Young Life, Border Ministries, and the Gathering of Men.