Mr. Vaughn’s background in Mortgage Banking, Seniors Housing, HUD and GSA programs, and Limited Partnership trading and valuation, gives him the ability to provide strategic advice and testimony in these areas.
Until January 2018, he was senior vice president, and originator of FHA and bridge loans for assisted living, skilled nursing, and other healthcare facilities for Walker & Dunlop, one of the largest commercial mortgage banking firms. He originated or obtained portfolio approvals for over $1 billion in HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and proprietary bridge loans on Seniors, Healthcare and Multifamily loans in his career. He represented W&D and sourced new business relationships at numerous industry functions and successfully publicized W&D through quotes and articles in Wall Street Journal, and senior housing industry publications.
Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Vaughn held numerous positions at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As director of the Office of Residential Care Facilities, part of the Office of Healthcare Programs in the Office of Housing in the Department of Housing and Urban he was directly responsible for origination and asset management activities related to the $20 billion portfolio of Section 232 Insured Mortgages on Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities. He spearheaded the LEAN process re-engineering effort, which enabled the program to reach higher levels of responsiveness, customer service, and risk mitigation, both in development (underwriting) and servicing/asset management. He also chaired the healthcare loan committee and represented HUD at industry events and before Congress.
In previous government service, Mr. Vaughn worked in the Office of Affordable Housing Preservation and the Office of Public Housing Investment at HUD and directed a $3 billion program for policy innovation, and capital financing for 30 large Housing Authorities with over 125,000 multifamily units. He evaluated grants for construction and renovation of Public and mixed ownership properties and directed restructuring of FHA mortgages and Section 8 contracts for largest private owner of affordable housing.
As Chief Asset Officer of the Public Buildings Service at the US General Services Administration (GSA) he directed portfolio management of the 330 million square foot PBS Portfolio and formulated $1.2 billion PBS capital budget.
Previously, in the private sector, Mr. Vaughn was a Senior Vice President of the Bank of New York’s Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Multifamily lender, ARCS Mortgage. He was also a vice president of Republic Realty Mortgage Corp., a Berkadia predecessor. He held a Series 7 and Principle’s (Series 21) License at National Partnership Exchange, making a market and evaluating large numbers of Real Estate Limited Partnerships.
Earlier in his career, he worked for a major real estate developer, Opus Corp. developing, leasing and selling large office and industrial properties, and as National Press Secretary for Congressman John B. Anderson, a member of the House Leadership.
He earned his MBA from Yale University’s School of Public and Private Management and bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, and graduated from Regis High School in New York City.