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Alan Novak, co-founder of CityInterests, has died.
Novak developed a wide range of projects, from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to Parkside in Ward 7.
His career is much more than bricks and mortar, taking him from law to film to art collecting.
CityInterests co-founder Alan Novak, whose projects ranged from high-end hotels and waterfront developments to workforce housing in badly needed parts of the city, died May 23, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. He was 83.