Our Team

Lead by two founding Principals, NDC currently employs a staff of 25 full and part-time employees between our Santa Cruz and Walnut Creek offices. 
Iman Novin
Iman Novin
Principal

Based in NDC’s Walnut Creek office, Iman is responsible for all new development, consulting & brokerage activities.

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Iman has over 12 years of experience in the real estate development sector with a focus in mixed-income, workforce housing and transit-oriented development.  Prior to starting NDC, Iman worked at MidPen Housing as Director of Acquisitions and at BRIDGE Housing as a Project Manager in both northern and southern California.

While at MidPen, Iman lead acquisition efforts across the Bay Area closing dozens of deals and managing broker and investor relationships. While at BRIDGE, Iman helped secure entitlements and LEED ND certification for MacArthur Transit Village, a 675-unit mixed-income TOD in Oakland as well as other successful multifamily projects. Through BRIDGE’s innovative CalPERS partnership (BUILD), Iman further gained experience with a variety of institutional and joint venture investment strategies including larger master-plan communities and a portfolio of value-add cash-flow properties acquired with CalPERS equity.  

Prior to BRIDGE, Iman worked in the Real Estate and Planning Divisions of the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC, now Civic San Diego) on Redevelopment and Affordable Housing Policy issues within the Downtown San Diego Redevelopment Project Area, as well as with Keyser Marston Associates (KMA) in their San Diego office. Iman is actively involved with the Urban Land Institute and has published three ULI TOD technical assistance reports. Iman has volunteered as a classroom facilitator for the UrbanPlan Program at Berkeley High School and currently serves as a Planning Commissioner in the City of Walnut Creek. Iman also serves on the boards of the Trinity Center and the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce. Iman holds degrees in Structural Engineering and Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego with honors.


Abe Novin
Abe Novin
Principal

Based in NDC’s Santa Cruz office, Abe is responsible for all Property Management & Investment Projects.

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Abe has over 30 years experience in business development and entrepreneurship. Shortly after immigrating to the U.S. in 1985, Abe started Mountain Food and Vending Services with only one vending machine, and quickly grew the company into a multi-million dollar business. Abe sold his vending business after 25 successful years and transitioned into real estate investment, targeting undervalued and distressed properties with upside potential. 

Abe has a keen ability to spot value in underutilized properties and has the steadfast determination to see a project through no matter what the hurdle. Abe manages NDC’s current portfolio of apartments and commercial space from his office in Santa Cruz and is involved with investor and lender relations. Abe received his Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Leeds Polytechnic University in England. Abe is a long-time resident of Santa Cruz County and active member of the community. 


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