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Alison Novak
Alison Novak 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, home ownership to rental, single-family to high-rise. She has over 15 years of real estate development experience. 

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, home ownership to 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. Under her leadership, Hudson launched its commitment to green building, its first equity investment funds, and its internal committee for Equity, Inclusivity and Diversity.

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. Alison is a member of the 21st cohort of Coro Leadership New York and sits on the board of The Osborne Association. Alison is from Iowa and has lived on both coasts, but now calls Brooklyn home.