Mark Cypert conducts in-depth, proprietary research for Encore opportunities, advising on capital allocation. Prior to his current role, Mr. Cypert served for six years as Chief Investment Officer and President of the Office Division for Encore, having supervised $169 million in acquisition and development. Over his career of more than 36 years, Mr. Cypert has participated in 16.2 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail acquisition and development ventures with a total market capitalization of $2.1 billion. Mr. Cypert is also a Partner with Middleton Partners, a real estate private equity firm. He previously served as Senior Vice President of CRT Properties, a NYSE office REIT, where he oversaw acquisitions and development in the firm’s Southwestern and Mid-Atlantic regions, and as Director of Asset Management for UBS Realty Investors, where he was responsible for a commercial investment portfolio in the Central U.S. Mr. Cypert is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is an award-winning Senior Instructor for the CCIM Institute with a specialty focus on commercial property market analysis courses, which he teaches globally. Mr. Cypert was raised in Lubbock, Texas, and is married with three children and five grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, playing racquetball, and traveling.