Lisa Thompson

Lisa comes to Urbane Development with more than a decade of urban planning and economic development experience developing tools, resources and commercial revitalization strategies for business improvement districts, retail markets, and food halls across multiple geographies.

Lisa serves as the Director at Flatbush Caton Market, a mixed use development that will serve as the heart of Caribbean commerce and culture in Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about Urbane’s work with Flatbush Caton Market here

Highlighted Projects:

An existing 40 vendor indoor Caribbean food and flea market in Brooklyn, the Flatbush Caton Market offers a range of goods and services, including apparel, music, dry foods and spices, personal care products and services, and a seasonal farmers market. The redevelopment of Flatbush Caton Market will provide a showcase for Caribbean- and African- diaspora businesses to offer an array of unique products, services and signature experiences while becoming the definitive destination for Caribbean commerce and culture in NYC. Lisa manages the day-to-day operations of Flatbush Caton Market, as well as provides strategic guidance and vision setting for the redevelopment programming, tenant attraction, and creation of the FCM business incubator.

Additional Experience:

Served as a General Manager at Urbanspace leading operations for a 39 tenant 27,000 square foot Columbus Circle food and retail underground marketplace.

Served as the Essex Street Market Director and Interim Market Manager for La Marqueta and Moore Street Retail Markets at the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

As Deputy Director of the Bedford Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District, Lisa oversaw operations, retail attraction, and strategic planning leading to $120 million in public space and streetscape interventions.