2023 HW Insider: Rankin Blair


As Chief Operating Officer, Rankin Blair leads Lima One Capital’s underwriting and technology efforts that supercharge the company’s record growth. In the past year, he has spearheaded the creation and implementation of a custom-built loan origination system as well as the realignment of the company’s underwriting team in order to increase efficiency and enable continued growth. Through the process, Blair’s team has also reduced loan closing times and increased borrower satisfaction, cutting cycle times by 20% while originating loans at record volumes.

Blair, who joined Lima One 10 years ago, oversees Lima One Capital’s loan production, construction draws, valuations and technology infrastructure. In addition to leading the company’s team of analysts, he has played a pivotal role in implementing institutional-grade policies and procedures in his decade of executive management. Blair has successfully led the on-time, on-budget implementation of a new LOS system; led the creation of a new operations department and custom web portal. He also reorganized Lima One’s 70-person underwriting team to deliver credit and property underwriting more efficiently in order to close loans with more speed and certainty.


Rankin Blair


Chief Operating Officer

Company Name:

Lima One Capital

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