Our Team

Rob Bloemker
Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer

Rob leads 1Sharpe’s Investment Committee and is a member of its Operating Committee. Rob was instrumental in designing the firm’s investment strategy and has been actively involved in strategic loan and real estate investments since 2016. Before co-founding 1Sharpe, Rob spent nearly 30 years investing in bonds, loans, and real estate. Most recently he was a Portfolio Manager at Cerberus Capital Management within their $5 billion mortgage hedge fund. Prior to Cerberus, Rob co-founded Dwell Finance, a lender to investors of single family homes, was sold to a unit of Blackstone, as well as Five Ten Capital where he raised, invested, and successfully liquidated three private equity funds that acquired, renovated, and managed 6,000 single family rental homes across the United States. He spent 12 years at Putnam where he was Head of Fixed Income overseeing $60 billion in assets and cofounded the firm’s absolute return and hedge fund strategies. His career began in the mortgage divisions of Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers. Rob is a graduate of Washington University, in St. Louis.

Gregor Watson
Co-Founder

Gregor is a member of 1Sharpe’s Investment and Operating Committees, leads many strategic investments for 1Sharpe, and generates substantial investment opportunities through his network of real estate operators, real estate lenders and real estate entrepreneurs. Prior to co-founding 1Sharpe, Gregor co-founded and is Chairman of Roofstock, an online marketplace for single family rental homes backed by Khosla Ventures and Bain Capital. He is the founder of 643 Capital, a Real Estate Private Equity firm that has acquired, renovated and managed over 5,000 homes across the U.S. under its operating brand, StreetLane Homes. He also co-founded Dwell Finance, a lender to investors of single-family homes, which originated over $500mm in loans and was sold to B2R, a unit of Blackstone. Gregor spent the early part of his career purchasing and developing land and apartments throughout California and is a graduate of Regis University in Denver.

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