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Andrew Ratchford
Senior Consultant

andrewratchford@glsconsults.com

Connect with Andrew at the office 864-565-7849 or mobile 864-907-0900.

Andrew has worked in real estate his entire career. With experience in non-profit housing development, county government planning, development services, and economic development as well as asset management for a private equity multi-family housing developer, Andrew brings a diverse perspective to the site selection process.

 

Prior to joining GLS in 2019, Andrew worked for Graycliff Capital Partners.  During his time there he supported $300 million in equity deployment by providing market insights, managing daily asset operations, and by overseeing capital project deployment. Andrew’s projects resulted in over $87 million in additional capitalized value across 11 communities in the eastern United States.  He also actively supported managerial decisions, budgeting, investment underwriting, capital project deployment/coordination, and make/buy decisions in his role.

 

Before joining Graycliff, Andrew worked with Greenville County, SC as a Principal Planner. He oversaw major projects such as area/city master plan developments, grant administration, and ordinance development for select county and municipal projects. He also assisted in entitlement and development services, public input, and stakeholder coordination.

 

Andrew enjoys supporting community growth by siting investment opportunities and helping communities better compete for new investments. He also serves his local community as a board member with several non-profits and the Clemson University MBA board.

 

Andrew is a graduate of both North Greenville University where he received his undergraduate in American Studies, and Clemson University, where he received a Master of Business Administration focused in real estate. He and his wife Sarah have one daughter, Adelyn. He enjoys hiking, playing music, and watching Clemson football.