OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--1Sharpe Capital, a leading global asset manager, today announced a new milestone of achieving over $1 billion in assets and commitments.
“This achievement is a testament to the value we’re providing our institutional and private clients as the global asset management industry struggles to find attractive investments in the current environment,” says Rob Bloemker, co-founder and chief investment officer at 1Sharpe. “Our highly focused strategy enables us to identify prime opportunities in both the private and public markets that will generate healthy returns for our investors.”
1Sharpe’s co-founders, Bloemker and Gregor Watson, are uniquely positioned to provide maximum value to their clients, with their decades of expertise in a variety of sectors, including real estate lending, real estate investing, mortgage-backed securities (MBS), as well as PropTech.
“We are very excited and thankful for these partnerships with some of the most sophisticated global investors, and remain committed to being nimble, responsive and capable of finding unique investment opportunities,” says Watson. ‘Our location in the hotbed of tech innovation – the Bay Area – enables us to hire some of the brightest and most creative minds, and find contemporary financial investment options. This milestone proves how important such ingenuity is to our clients’ financial success.”
About the Founders
Rob Bloemker is the co-founder and CIO of 1Sharpe. Before co-founding 1Sharpe, Bloemker was a Portfolio Manager at Cerberus Capital Management within its $5 billion mortgage hedge fund. He co-founded Dwell Finance, which originated over $500 million in loans and was sold to a unit of the Blackstone Group. Bloemker also co-founded Five Ten Capital where he raised, invested, and successfully liquidated three private equity funds. In addition, he managed more than $60 billion at Putnam Investments, and previously worked at Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers.
Gregor Watson is the co-founder of 1Sharpe. He also co-founded and serves as Chairman of Roofstock, an online marketplace for buying and selling single-family rental homes. A true entrepreneur, Watson is the founder of 643 Capital, a real estate private equity firm, and co-founder of Dwell Finance. He spent the early part of his career purchasing and developing land and apartments throughout California.
About 1Sharpe Capital
Founded in 2016, 1Sharpe Capital is a Bay Area-based investment manager offering institutions and qualified investors access to a broad range of investment opportunities. 1Sharpe applies decades of institutional knowledge and operational experience on its team to identify superior, risk-adjusted income-generating assets.
For more information, please visit www.1sharpe.com.