Christopher Bledsoe

Vice President

Chris is a founding partner of Stage 3 Properties, LLC, a Simon Baron portfolio company. He left his consumer finance career to pursue his passion for the development of micro-housing. Chris' prior experience as both an institutional investor and an angel investor in the consumer sector fuel his understanding of insight-driven segmentation strategies, and in turn, his determination to re-imagine the multi-family housing sector for the often overlooked tenant base of first-time renters.

Before making the entrepreneurial leap into micro-housing, Chris was a consumer staples analyst with Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel Investment Group, which he joined in 2009 following six years in New York as a sell-side equity research analyst initially covering the packaged food industry for JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers, then as the Senior Agribusiness Analyst for Barclays Capital.

Chris was an initial seed investor in the organic baby food manufacturer Happy Family, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for popsicle startup Ruby's Naturals. He is a co-founder and board member of Fit For Good, LLC, a style-oriented rewards program for individuals who commit to healthy lifestyle decisions, as well as Essay101.com, an online education company operating since 2000.

Chris graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where he majored in Marketing and New Business Management.