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May 2019 | Introducing New Senior Leadership, Our Fresh New Look, & Upcoming Events

Updated: Jan 21, 2020

We are thrilled to welcome Helen Ho and Nur Asri to the Karp Strategies team. Helen and Nur, powerhouses in community engagement and downtown economic development respectively, bring years of expertise to advance our clients’ and partners’ goals.

Meet Helen Ho, Director

Helen joins Karp Strategies to help lead our work on the BQX and other major initiatives. She brings over a decade in senior leadership roles with the NYC Mayor’s Office, LaGuardia Community College, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and at the helm of innovative nonprofits. Get to know Helen — check out our Q&A with our new Director.

“Coupling data with genuine community engagement offers a richer understanding of what makes communities tick.” - Helen

Meet Nur Asri, Senior Consultant

Nur joins as lead project manager on the BQX and other real estate and economic development projects. Nur has spearheaded commercial corridor revitalization studies for a mix of public sector, private sector, and non-profit clients, and teaches a course on downtown redevelopment at Pratt Institute. Get to know Nur — check out our Q&A with our new Senior Consultant.

“Each city has its own history that impacts the current day realities, and if we don’t keep an open mind we stand to lose critical insight.” - Nur

Have you seen our new look? Karp Strategies has quietly been hard at work building a new website that better supports our clients and partners. We're proud to showcase our new features, which include clearer menus, more streamlined navigation, and responsive content so that visitors can quickly browse our service areas and portfolio of projects.

We invite you to visit our new site and discover the full spectrum of our services. And let us know what you think!

New York Building Congress: Breakfast with NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

May 9 | Join us to discuss the current state of NYC's construction industry.

Esri: Sustainable Safe and Inclusive Cities and Communities

May 13 | Join us to learn about innovations in data collections for SDG 11.

ABNY: Policy Brief on Rent Regulations with Jessica Yager

May 13 | Join us to learn about NYC's current and proposed rent regulations.

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation: Sunset Swing 2019!

May 14 | Join us for an evening of dance to support southwest Brooklyn's industrial business community.

Women in Transportation Seminar Conference: The Hub of Ingenuity

May 15-17 | Join us in Boston to exchange ideas about the latest developments in transportation. Let us know if you'll be there and we'll connect you with Nur Asri, Senior Consultant, who will be in attendance.

CoreNet & Karp Strategies: Opportunity Zones

June 13 | Stay tuned for a special event to discuss both the potential and the risks that Opportunity Zones present. Interested in joining us or learning me? Let us know and we will make sure to keep you posted.

Regional Plan Association & A More Just NYC: The Future of Rikers & the Inner Sound

ABNY: State Budget Policy Brief with Citizens Budget Commission's Patrick Orecki

Regional Plan Association 2019 Assembly

Want to continue the conversation? We'd love to hear from you. As always, we welcome the opportunity to attend events with our network of partners and clients. Feel free to drop us at line at


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