Vaughn Ratchford

Vaughn Ratchford recently joined New York Blood Center Enterprises as Senior Vice President and Chief Real Estate Officer (CREO). He previously served as Executive Vice President and head of Asset Management at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). He oversaw the organization's 65M square foot real estate portfolio, including office, retail, entertainment, industrial, life science, and port assets. Prior to NYCEDC, Vaughn held positions with The Related Companies and Starwood Hotels and Resorts in asset management, business operations, finance, and business analytics roles. Earlier in his career, he held positions in nonprofit and government organizations, including the City University of New York's Office of Facilities Planning, Construction and Management and the NYS Division of the Budget, where he specialized in capital planning and public finance. Vaughn received his B.S. in Economics and B.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master's in Real Estate from New York University.