Rebecca Karp is founder of Karp Strategies, a NYC-based WBE/DBE strategy consulting firm specializing in urban planning, community-economic development, real estate advisory, and public policy. She founded the firm following nearly a decade of experience as a trusted advisor in policy, program management, and operations roles in both the private and public sector including at the NYC Economic Development Corporation, BuroHappold, the NYC Department of Small Business Services, and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
Rebecca has extensive experience leading multi-stakeholder projects, many of which have centered on economic development programs that have the potential to alter the economic outcomes of neighborhoods and cities. She brings firsthand experience building inclusive economies, from evaluating career pathways for disempowered populations in New York City to designing and executing creative, authentic outreach strategies for controversial development projects. Rebecca and her team apply innovative, holistic analytic strategies to help clients evaluate and advance their projects.
Rebecca holds a Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a proud alumna of the Coro Leadership New York Program and NYU Stern School of Business/NYCSBS Strategic Steps for Business program. Locally, she sits on Open House New York’s Transit Advisory Committee, is a member of the New York Building Congress and CoreNet, and has most recently been invited to join both the New York State Committee for the Regional Plan Association and the Urban Design Forum as a Fellow. Nationally, Rebecca is a member of the IEDC and APA. A native of New York’s Hudson Valley, Rebecca resides in Brooklyn with her husband Jason and dog Quincy.