Lorinda Karoff

Over the course of her career Ms. Karoff has compiled an impressive RFP track record, winning a total of 12 municipal RFPs for sites throughout Metro New York.

KC principal and founder Lorinda Karoff has a 30+ year career in real estate development, urban planning, and project management. Lorinda has worked in government as well as in the private sector, and is highly regarded for her ability to build relationships and manage interdisciplinary teams and governmental partnerships.

For her RFP clients, Lorinda is well-known for developing comprehensive, high-quality proposals that deliver a clear, compelling, and coherent narrative. Lorinda serves as the principal writer and project manager for the RFP response, and continues to manage the project during the selection and negotiation phase, and through subsequent public approvals. During a project’s pre-development phase, Lorinda applies her extensive experience working for and with government to assist clients and to guide them through the maze of agencies, officials, and procedures that affect the development and approval processes.

Before forming Karoff Consulting, Lorinda spent eight years with K. Backus and Associates (KBA), leading its Public/Private Development practice and assisting developers and businesses to undertake and plan real estate projects and transactions involving City and State government. Lorinda also assisted Columbia University to manage a lengthy, highly complicated and controversial public approval process for its Manhattanville campus. Prior to KBA, Lorinda served as Vice President of Real Estate Development at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).

Lorinda has an MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves on the Board of GMDC, the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center.



Dr. Ana Puszkin-Chevlin, Ph.D

Dr. Ana Puszkin-Chevlin is a real estate and environmental planning consultant. Her expertise lies in land-use planning and policy, coastal hazards resiliency, property market research and education outreach on the built environment.

Dr. Puszkin-Chevlin’s academic research has focused on coastal land use policy, work that was funded by NOAA while she was at Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions. She has consulted for the Trust for Public Land, contributed to the Urban Land Institutes’ Ten Principles for Coastal Development, and was member of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s Resilience Working Group.

Previously, Dr. Puszkin-Chevlin had been a Special Project Officer for Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the Assistant Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Planning at Columbia University. Early in her career she was as a real estate market analyst at Jones Lang LaSalle and Baring Institutional Realty Advisors, where she tracked property markets and provided support for a team of asset managers and acquisition specialists.

Dr. Puszkin-Chevlin received a BA from Oberlin College in 1986, an MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University in 1989, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Columbia University in 2007.