Third and Bond: Brooklyn, NY

Alison Novak ’06
The Hudson Companies Inc., NYC

Alan Bell ’77 (MIT DUSP)
Principal, The Hudson Companies Inc., NYC

A blow-by-blow development blog written by developers? It’s high time, thought MIT/CRE alum Alison Novak ’06. She and colleague David Kramer, principal with New York’s Hudson Companies (where MIT DUSP alum Alan Bell ’77 is also principal), are penning weekly posts on the company’s latest Brooklyn project — a 44-unit townhouse development at 111 Third Street. Called “Inside Third and Bond,” the postings appear on, a popular NYC real estate blog, and are following the project through demolition and design to opening day. Brownstoner editors asked Alison and David to bring just two things to their blog: “total transparency and a thick skin.” Visit Inside Third & Bond.