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August 2020 | The Future of LIC, Team News, and What We're Working On


This month, YourLIC (a consortium of four stakeholders: TF Cornerstone, MAG Partners, Simon Baron Development, and Plaxall), published the Long Island Mixed-Use District Study. Karp Strategies prepared the report, which assesses the feasibility of a mixed-use district with innovative programming and local economic development on a site in Long Island City, Queens. The comprehensive market analysis draws from commercial and industrial profiles, built environment assessments, national and international case studies, and research into the local culture, community, workforce development, and small business. 

Check out the full study, our work on the project on our website, and our client's initiative for more information. 


Karp Strategies to Support NYDERSA Offshore Wind Stakeholder Engagement 

Karp Strategies is excited to announce our latest project in support of the growing offshore wind industry. We will be working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) whose goal is to bring 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy to New York State by 2035. We have partnered with NYSERDA to plan and execute stakeholder engagement in support of their goals. Learn more about the project here

Learn more about NYSERDA's offshore wind projects on their website.

Launching the Karp Strategies Learning Club We are thrilled to debut the Karp Strategies Learning Club! This new initiative is an opportunity for planning professionals, students, and other curious people interested in thinking deeply about cities to meet around key issues in the field. Each month, we will focus on a different hot topic via reading, film, discussion, and more.

Interested in joining the conversation? The Learning Club will take place on the second Tuesday of every month. RSVP to participate in the September 8th edition of The Learning Club, where we will discuss two articles: “The Unrealized Potential of New York City’s Open Streets” by Transportation Alternatives, and “'Safe Streets’ Are Not Safe For Black Lives” from City Lab in a discussion about open and shared streets moderated by Karp Strategies’ own, Ali Sutherland-BrownSnag your spot here.


Rebecca Karp Awarded Crain's Crain's Rising Star in Real Estate Award and Globe St. Real Estate Forum 2020 Woman of Influence Congratulations Rebecca Karp for being named a Rising Star in Real Estate by Crain’s New York. The award recognizes a select list of professionals working in real estate, development, and related fields for their integrity, accomplishments, contributions to the profession and community. Learn more about the award and the 2020 honorees here.

Rebecca has also been honored by GlobeSt Real Estate Forum as a 2020 Woman of Influence. The award recognizes women who have made a distinctive mark in commercial real estate. Learn more award the award and the group of honorees that Rebecca is proud to be a member of on our blog. Rebecca works closely with our clients in the areas of real estate, community and economic development, and in 2020, is proud to be working on real estate projects from LIC, Queens to Atlanta, GA to Cambridge, MA.

Ali Sutherland Brown Nominated for CoreNet 2020 Young Leader of the Year

Congratulations Ali Sutherland-Brown for being nominated as a 2020 Young Leader of the Year in NYC’s Corporate Real Estate Industry by CoreNet New York City. Learn more about the award and join CoreNet in celebrating the nominees’ accomplishments on September 24, 2020.


New Team Members

Karp Strategies has continued to grow over the past several months. We are pleased to introduce our newest team members and collaborators. 

Welcome to the Team, Cali Williams


Cali Williams brings over 15 years of experience working to advance equitable economic development, neighborhood planning, and public-private partnerships. Learn more about Cali here.

Welcome to the Team, Zeineb Sellami 

Graduate Analyst

Zeineb Sellami joins Karp Strategies with experience in community engagement, spatial analysis, and architectural design. She dedicates her planning practice to improving quality of life in cities. Learn more about Zeineb here.

Welcome to the Team, Trish Cafferky

Graduate Analyst

Trish Cafferky is passionate about analyzing and visualizing the needs of communities. At Karp Strategies, she is engaged in research, market analysis, and data visualization. Learn more about Trish here.


Join us as we keep our finger on the pulse of key issues impacting our region.

PENCIL’s Career Panel | Yuri Chang spoke recently about her educational and professional journey, including her work at Karp Strategies. Watch the recorded webinar here

New York Needs More Equitable, Collaborative, and Transparent Urban Planning | Rebecca Karp and Cali Williams co-wrote an op-ed in Crain’s that calls for system change in the planning and development process. Read the article on our blog

City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity: Access Granted, August 13, 2 - 3 PM | Rebecca Karp will be speaking alongside Kyra Rénel Hardwick, Julia Hogan-McNeil, Layle McKelvey, and Tiffany Townsend together to discuss the benefits of small business collaboration and collaboration with government. Event details here

RPA Keeping it Moving: The Future of Carpooling, August 18, 1 - 2 PM | Join for a discussion about the opportunities that carpooling can provide for regional transportation needs. Register here

ABNY: Black Leadership in New York City Series, August 19, 24, September 15 | Don’t miss a series of conversations on power, politics, and racial justice. Event details here


Want to continue the conversation? We’d love to hear from you. As always, we welcome the opportunity to connect with your network of partners and clients or to work with you. Feel free to drop us a line at


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