Jeff Novak is the Founding Partner and Chief Architect of Business Direction for Novak Brothers. Specializing in identifying opportunities and raising capital, Jeff successfully creates mixed-used lifestyle communities, integrating urban living and lifestyle experiences with hospitality, upscale retail, and high end rental properties. During the past 7 years, Novak Brothers has developed over 250 million dollars in real estate. Currently, Novak Brothers owns real estate assets valued over 125 million, those assets include residential developments, multi-family, retail, office and hotels. Novak Brothers has real estate projects under construction totaling 100+ million.
Jeff’s career began as a walk-on at Texas State University where he earned all-American honors and was named to the Southland Conference All-Decade Team. Jeff’s professional football career began with 8 years as an offensive lineman in the NFL, where he played for the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars. During his time in the NFL he was named as team captain and elected to represent his team as their Union Player Rep at the Annual Union Meeting in Hawaii.
However, with all his successes thus far on the field and in the boardroom, Jeff would say his proudest success is his family. He married his high school sweetheart Kim, 27 years ago and is father to 4 beautiful and very talented children; Cade 24, Cole 23, Calli 20 and Corinne 19. He has 5 siblings and 19 nieces and nephews all of whom he has coached in some sport along the way. All of Jeff’s children have followed his footsteps into athletics and have succeeded at the college level, and regardless of his busy schedule or the distance, he never misses one of their games. He stresses the importance of supporting one another and being there at all costs for the people you love and care about. Jeff’s “Show Up!” motto is reiterated in every motivational speech he gives. His father Jack, who was also an NFL player, and mother Judy have always been there for him. Now Jeff pays it forward. You ask Jeff the secret to success, and he’ll tell you two words “Show Up.”