Corinne Packard Beasley brings experience in both government and private development to her teaching on urban real estate development, which is focused on public-private development and post-catastrophe revitalization. Professor Packard is the former Vice President of Development at the Hudson Yards Development Corporation, which is the City entity charged with spearheading the implementation of the Hudson Yards development program, which includes the extension of the No.7 Subway Line, the redevelopment of the MTA Railyards, as well as other development sites between roughly 30th Street and 42nd Street, west of 8th Avenue. Prior to working at HYDC, Professor Packard was a Vice President of the Financial Services division of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where she structured City incentives and discretionary capital investments in real estate and economic development projects throughout the five boroughs, including Atlantic Yards and Coney Island. Prior to joining NYCEDC, Professor Packard worked in real estate finance at Capital Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust in New York focusing on high-yield debt investments in real estate assets and operating companies; and in real estate acquisitions at Heitman, a real estate investment management company. Professor Packard graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Urban Studies and Real Estate Development and a Masters in City Planning.