Head of Sidewalk Urban Development
Alison Novak is Head of Sidewalk Urban Development. Alison has overseen the acquisition, design, financing, construction, and completion of a wide range of housing developments ranging from affordable to high-end, homeownership to the rental, single-family to high-rise. She has over 15 years of real estate development experience. Prior to Sidewalk, she was a principal at one of New York City’s premier residential development firms, The Hudson Companies Inc. Alison studied Community Development at Grinnell College and earned her Master of City Planning and Master of Science in Real Estate Development, both from M.I.T. She is a Vice-Chair of Women in Housing and Finance, an honor bestowed on past board presidents.