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Rebecca Karp

Karp Strategies
Managing Principal and CEO
Rebecca Karp is managing principal and CEO of Karp Strategies. Utilizing a data-informed, human-centered, and place-based approach, Rebecca has grown her WBE-, SBE- and DBE- certified company of 35+ into one of the leading women-owned urban planning, economic development, and real estate advisory businesses in the New York region.

Across its practice areas of economic development, renewable energy, and real estate, Karp Strategies has been proud to advance many of the region’s most important and challenging projects that touch the waterfront. For the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), Karp Strategies designed and conducted a stakeholder engagement strategy to inform a 30-year Port Master Plan led by Hatch, and collaborated with CH2M (Jacobs) on a capital program strategic analysis for PANYNJ’s Wharf Replacement Program. Karp Strategies conducted real estate, economic, and workforce analyses to inform the City of Middletown, Connecticut’s recent masterplan for their underutilized waterfront. The firm is currently working with Hatch on evaluation criteria, stakeholder engagement, and capital plan development for the creation of a Comprehensive Strategic Facility Plan for the Port of Philadelphia, with the New York City Department of Design and Construction on design and implementation of a stakeholder engagement strategy for the Red Hook Coastal Resiliency project, and previously worked with the New York City Economic Development Corporation and AECOM on stakeholder engagement for the Brooklyn Bridge-Montgomery Coastal Resilience project. Karp Strategies works across sectors in offshore wind, supporting agencies, developers, OEMs, academia, and non profit organizations advance community economic development strategies, outreach and engagement initiatives, workforce development and career pathways programs, and ports and real estate strategies.

Rebecca is a member of the American Planning Association, ABNY, Urban Land Institute, Regional Plan Association Energy Committee, and International Economic Development Council, and also is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of Preservation, Architecture, and Planning. She is an alumna of Interise’s Strategic Steps for Growth MBA at NYU Stern, MIT DUSP, Bowdoin College, and Coro Leadership New York. She is a proud recipient of GE Renewable Energy’s Rising Tides fellowship on behalf of Karp Strategies.