Kate Bicknell is a senior vice president of commercial and residential development at Forest City, a division of Forest City Realty Trust, in New York City. She leads Forest City's partnership with Cornell Tech, including the development of The Bridge at Cornell Tech, where industry and academia have the opportunity to work side by side to spur innovation and the commercialization of new products and technologies. In addition, Bicknell leads Forest City's collaboration with Johns Hopkins to build partnerships with and attract biotech and life sciences companies to the East Baltimore Science and Technology Park, adjacent to the Johns Hopkins Medical campus.
During her first eight years at Forest City, Bicknell held a leadership role in the development of Pacific Park Brooklyn, a $4.9-billion, 22-acre public-private partnership, anchored by Barclays Center. Prior to joining Forest City, she worked as a legislative aide to the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and was the federal policy director for Smart Growth America.
In addition to a B.S. in urban and regional studies from Cornell's Department of City and Regional Planning, Bicknell holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School. She currently serves as cochair of the Dean’s Advisory Council at AAP.