Andrew Bledsoe

Vice President

Andrew is a founding partner of Stage 3 Properties, a Simon Baron portfolio company. In 2011, Andrew left his career after seven years in investment banking to join his brother Chris in their shared goal of proliferating micro-housing units throughout New York City and beyond.

After first conceiving of the idea for a microsuite in 2005, the brothers designed a prototype unit which successfully operated for five years in New York¹s Financial District. The lessons learned from living in and operating the prototype formed the foundation for the rollout strategy of Stage 3¹s modern day, fully code compliant microsuite.

Before 2011, Andrew served as Managing Director for Oppenheimer Investments where he advised multi-national industry leaders on how to access the capital markets using a proprietary non-recourse structured finance mechanism. While at Oppenheimer, and for a nine month period leading up to the 2008 Summer Olympics, Andrew relocated to Beijing where he was tasked with originating a first-of-its-kind cross border transaction for a public/private joint-venture with a Chinese State Owned Entity. The $241 million offering included the financing of the first phase of construction of an eventual 1.2 million tonne polyvinyl chloride and related facilities plant in the Xinjiang region of the PRC.

Prior to joining Oppenheimer Andrew was an Analyst with Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in the office of Alan D. Schwartz, the final CEO at the time of JPMorgan¹s acquisition in 2008. While at Bear Andrew worked under Mr. Schwartz¹s Senior Advisor, Jonathan S. Barnett, where he participated in a number of global private placement advisories including the financing of a $925 million offering for a to-be-built $15 billion megacity in the Sultanate of Oman.

Andrew holds a Bachelor¹s of Science in Finance from the University of Central Florida.