HR&A Announces Kate Collignon as a New Partner

 “Kate embodies HR&A’s values with her special talent, combining consummate teamwork and inspiring leadership with an impressive analytic mind.” -John Alschuler, Chairman, HR&A Advisors


HR&A is thrilled to announce the promotion of Kate Collignon to Managing Partner in our New York office. Kate Collignon has been a Principal at HR&A for 4 years, contributing her expertise in public-private partnerships, economic development, project management, and master planning with an emphasis on downtown and waterfront revitalization. In addition to providing continued project leadership, Kate will now also oversee the growth and operations of HR&A’s New York City headquarters.


Kate has over 15 years of private and public sector experience. Prior to joining HR&A as Principal in 2009, Kate served as a Development Director with Brookfield Properties, where she managed pre-development for commercial and mixed-use projects across the United States. Previously, she worked with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where she served as Senior Vice President for Development and was in charge of large-scale planning and development initiatives.


At HR&A, Kate has provided strategic economic development and implementation advice for master planning projects across the country and has negotiated the partnerships necessary to see these plans through to implementation. Kate also has provided project management and real estate advisory services for complex private development initiatives in New York City, and has supported HR&A’s public policy and open space planning practices. Currently Kate is managing projects in New York City, Houston, Charleston, and Philadelphia.


With this strong addition to HR&A’s senior team, we look forward to continuing to support the economic development and public-private partnership goals of our clients in New York and nationally. Kate can be reached directly at (646) 695-5302 or