Not Your Ordinary Development Company
NDC was created in 1999 as part of a 28E agreement between the City of Des Moines, Polk County, Des Moines Development Corporation, and Federal Home Loan Bank. Currently, NDC’s footprint is in the Greater Des Moines community but is looking to expand throughout the entire state of Iowa where other communities and neighborhoods could use our professional insight, knowledge and experience in meaningful development.
Since the organization’s founding, NDC has helped many businesses with planning and/or startup ventures in the Des Moines area. Funded in part by the City of Des Moines, NDC has leveraged $3 million into $40 million worth of development in just the past few years.
Mission & Vision
NDC will sustainably enhance neighborhoods by serving as a catalyst for redevelopment efforts that focus on creating a mix of housing and commercial development through community collaboration.
To provide our community with self-sustaining & prosperous neighborhoods.
Our Core Values
We will create purposeful partnerships to achieve shared outcomes.
We will develop and build projects that inspire, rejuvenate, and add vitality.
We will identify and engage in projects that ignite community redevelopment.
Abbey has been in real estate development for 15 years with an early focus on regionally based retail and office development. In that role, she gained experience in working with numerous municipalities and markets. Her sights changed to a more local emphasis when she joined NDC in 2011. In her current role as Executive Director, she engages with community leaders and elected officials to identify areas of economic opportunity. Through public/private partnerships, Neighborhood Development Corporation has brought density and retail into neighborhoods that have been lacking such for decades. It has also brought private investment into areas where it normally would not have been considered.
Joe Sornson has more than 10 years’ professional experience in the construction industry. This includes time Co-owning and managing a residential construction business, managing several downtown Des Moines commercial projects as a superintendent for a local general contractor and as a project manager for a commercial concrete company. Joe joined NDC in November 2016. As a project manager Joe monitors all phases of development and construction for the duration of the project; site selection, environmental, due-diligence, budgeting, design, city entitlements, pre-construction planning, performance monitoring, and closure.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Sadie comes to us after 10 plus years-experience in the non-profit sector where she received her IOM, Institute for Organization Management. This is a four-year program that focuses on non-profit governance. Joining the NDC staff in June of 2018 as the Director of Operations, she will help us strengthen our brand and run the operation as efficiently as we can. As former CEO of a Des Moines chamber of commerce, she will collaborate with city and county officials, businesses and neighborhoods
Our Board of Directors is comprised of distinguished individuals from Des Moines, Polk County, the Neighborhood Revitalization Board, and the business community. Their service to our mission and the community at large is one of the most essential reasons for our success.
City Of Des Moines
City Of Des Moines
BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
City Of Des Moines
Department Of Natural Resources
Neighborhood Finance Corp.
NDC is proud to partner with the City Of Des Moines and Polk County on all of the projects we take on. Our relationships with key government officials, city planners and individuals from both organizations ensures all projects we engage with on behalf of the communities we serve have the support needed to make them happen.