Tracy Gabriel joined the Crystal City BID as President and Executive Director in August 2018. A nationally recognized urban planner and city-builder, she brings 15 years of planning, development, and place-based economic development experience in government and private consultancy in the Washington, D.C. and New York City markets. Tracy’s work has focused on mixed-use development and neighborhood revitalization, integrating real estate, infrastructure, and capital planning initiatives.
Tracy was Associate Director at the District of Columbia Office of Planning, where she led a design-forward, equity-driven planning practice including neighborhood plans and place-making throughout the District and directed Anacostia Waterfront development. She is former Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation under the Bloomberg Administration overseeing neighborhood-wide initiatives and managing high-profile, large-scale public projects. Her portfolio included the transformation of Long Island City, now the fastest growing neighborhood in New York City, and the development of Hunter’s Point South, one of the most innovative urban waterfront projects. She also served as a consultant on various real estate, downtown, and revitalization projects at Phillips Preiss Shapiro Associates.
Tracy earned a degree in International Affairs from George Washington University, received her Master's in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was a Fulbright Scholar in economic development in Damascus, Syria. A native New Yorker, Tracy is passionate about building great urban places and is excited to be a part of Crystal City’s transformation.