Rachel Loeb is Chief Operating Officer of New York City Economic Development Corporation where she oversees and directs the Corporation’s strategic priorities for real estate, asset management and planning. Prior to joining NYCEDC, Loeb was a senior executive member of World Wide Group, a NYC-based private real estate development company. She served as Project Executive overseeing all aspects and phases of the development process. Before joining WWG, Ms. Loeb was a Senior Director of Development for AvalonBay, where she was responsible for the development of over 1400 apartments. Ms. Loeb worked in Boston for GLC Development and began her career in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where she worked on the Saigon South development, an 8000-acre new town community. In her career, she has built over 2,000 residential units and executed over $1.5B of mixed-use real estate. Ms. Loeb was named one of Bisnow’s Power Women of New York Real Estate and to the Crain’s NYC 2011 40Under40. She received the Spirit of the City Award, given by the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Ms. Loeb is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in History, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she earned a Masters in City Planning. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.