Amanda Novak is the vice president of real estate for the YMCA of the North. Ms. Novak is responsible for leading real estate strategies, initiatives, and partnerships that align with program delivery and community need. She is focused on co-development opportunities that elevate impact and leverage limited resources. Prior to joining the YMCA, Ms. Novak served as the associate vice president of development at CommonBond Communities for 12 years. She led the construction and financing of over 2,300 units in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa and supported the organization’s Housing Investment Fund, advising long- and short-term investment strategies for working capital.