As Vice President of Facility and Real Estate Management, Hayden Blades is responsible for ensuring that The Foundling’s commercial and residential locations are continually maintained and optimized, and leads the acquisition process for real estate and the development of new sites as needed. Hayden works collaboratively with organizational and regional leadership to ensure that all ongoing facilities and maintenance needs are addressed, all aspects of capital projects are managed, and that safety, compliance, and regulatory measures are met.
Hayden comes to us with decades of relevant nonprofit and governmental facilities management experience, most recently serving as Vice President of Facilities and Property Management at SCO Family of Services. During his 10 years at SCO, he managed day-to-day operations of over 130 sites, oversaw the $10 million gut renovation of a 30,000 square foot facility in Jamaica, Queens, and directed the sale and relocation of the organization’s headquarters. Prior to this position, Hayden served as the Assistant Commissioner of Facilities at NYC Administration for Children’s Services, and held auditing and facilities management roles at Legal Aid Society and NYC Housing Preservation and Development.
Hayden holds a BBA in Public Accounting from Pace University.