Vaughn D. Irons

Vaughn D. Irons

Vaughn D. Irons is the CEO of Asset Property Disposition Solutions a national neighborhood revitalization firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. APD has a 20 year history of working with challenged assets and underserved neighborhoods impacting some 20,000 units over that time. In his capacity, Mr. Irons is responsible for providing strategic direction for all APDS business units including Community Development Consulting, Real Estate Acquisitions and Marketing Services, Asset/Property Management, Property Disposition, and Homeowner Retention/Loss Mitigation Strategies.

Prior to APD Solutions, Mr. Irons served for 12 years at Freddie Mac most recently as National Director of Housing & Community Investment. During that tenure he led a team tasked with assisting Freddie Mac’s customers in developing solutions to their community’s housing finance needs. Mr. Irons was also responsible for the oversight of activities and initiatives that involved minority lending, community development lending, homeownership counseling and Gulf Coast rebuilding activities post-Katrina. Previously, Mr. Irons served as Director of Housing for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta where he developed and managed a program, which provided housing counseling services to over 4000 families annually. Before coming to CCCS, Mr. Irons worked for the Fulton County, Georgia Board of Commissioners, often handling real estate development and zoning related concerns. Mr. Irons began his career in Consumer Banking for Syracuse Savings Bank and later for Fleet Bank of New York before he went on to work for the Human Rights Commission of Onondaga County, New York.

Mr. Irons has been involved in community-based housing issues where, as president, he led the Atlanta-Fulton-DeKalb Housing Partnership. Mr. Irons served as Vice-chairman for the Fulton County Housing Community Development Corporation, is a Board Member with the Development Authority of DeKalb County and serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Mercy Housing Southeast, the Neighborhood Development Foundation of New Orleans, and the Rockstone Foundation.

Mr. Irons holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, an undergraduate degree in Urban Policy from Syracuse University and a graduate-level certification in Housing and Community Development also from the University of Maryland College Park.