Steven Thomson

associate vice president
real estate

Steven Thomson: associate vice president, real estateSteven Thomson advises real estate clients and cultural institutions on meaningful community engagement and navigating complex land use processes.

Prior to arriving at Kasirer, Steven oversaw public programs and communications at Brooklyn Historical Society and Van Alen Institute. At these institutions, Steven organized incisive discussions and engagement workshops in collaboration with key government entities, including President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, the New York State Regional Economic Council, NYC Department of Design & Construction, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito’s Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice & Incarceration Reform, and numerous nonprofit organizations and business improvements districts. These partnerships enabled public programs on such topics as public space design, climate change preparedness, housing affordability, transit access and innovative interpretations of preservation, complemented by digital outreach initiatives. Through this interdisciplinary, multiplatform approach, Steven sought to broaden conversations across stakeholders to envision an inclusive, growing city.

Steven previously served in an editorial capacity at architecture and urban design publications including The Architect’s Newspaper, Architizer, Curbed, Dezeen and Phaidon Press, consistently pursuing how complex processes of development and urban planning can be understood by diverse audiences.

Steven holds a Master’s in Urban Studies from University College London, where he served on the curatorial team of the UCL Urban Lab.