Partner, Development & Construction
As the Development Partner at Menlo Equities, Ms. Vaughan is responsible for all aspects of development of the company’s major projects. Ms. Vaughan’s 4 million square foot development portfolio at Menlo Equities ranges from traditional office/R&D projects in Silicon Valley and Southern California to mixed-use office and residential. In 2017, she completed the development of a 1.65M square foot office/R&D project in Santa Clara, the headquarters of both Palo Alto Networks and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Prior to joining Menlo Equities, Ms. Vaughan was a Vice President and Development Partner at the Koll Company and a Vice President with Wells Fargo Bank’s commercial real estate group in Silicon Valley.
Ms. Vaughan holds an MBA with honors from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Finance and Accounting. She is a structural engineer with a master’s degree with honors from the University of Maryland and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Ms. Vaughan is a former board member and Chair of Goodwill in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. As Chair from 2012 to 2015, she spearheaded the sale of Goodwill’s under-utilized San Francisco property for $65.6M. She also coordinated the acquisition and remodel of non-profit Sunnyvale Community Services’ headquarters in Sunnyvale.