Steer is pleased to announce the appointment of Rawley Vaughan as an Associate in our Washington D.C. office. Rawley will serve as Steer’s North American Market Lead for in-terminal concessions.
With a background in airport finance and urban planning, Rawley has worked with public and private airports as well as investors in the US, Canada, the UK, Iceland, Brazil and the Caribbean. His experience focuses on nonairline revenue development for airports as well as for buy- and sell-side concessions. His knowledge lies at the intersection of financial, physical, and contractual issues, applying these while helping senior airport management make informed decisions.
In the US, Rawley had key roles on the sell-side advisory supporting the potential long-term lease of San Juan, Midway (c.2012), and St. Louis airports. He also supported the successful bidder for LaGuardia Airport Terminal B. Globally, he worked on the initial round of privatization in Brazil with the sales of São Paolo Guarulhos, Brasilia, and Viracopos airports and has supported investors pursuing acquisitions in London Gatwick, Toronto Billy Bishop, and various airports in the Dominican Republic.
In addition to serving as Market Lead for in-terminal concessions, he will support help with project management and support other areas of Steer’s offer, including parking and ground transportation and land development.
Stephen Van Beek, Director and Head of North American Aviation at Steer, said: “As airports recover from the pandemic, management is looking for innovative ways of increasing nonaeronautical revenue. We are delighted that Rawley has joined our team to provide industry-leading in-terminal concessions expertise. Steer has a complete offer to help airports and private companies increase their returns by presenting attractive offers to their passengers and users.”