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Lima One Capital’s Rankin Blair honored nationally by HousingWire

GREENVILLE, S.C.— HousingWire has named Lima’s One Capital Chief Operating Officer Rankin Blair as one of the top Insiders in the mortgage industry for 2023.

In the past year, 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 to support Lima One's new Lender Finance sales channel; helped to build and launch a new operations center in Irvine, California; and 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. Blair has led these major upgrades while continuing to ensure that the operations team delivers world-class customer service while underwriting and closing loans at record origination levels.

Blair, who joined Lima One in 2013, leads the company’s loan production and technology infrastructures. He has served as a member of Lima One’s Executive Leadership Team since 2014 and assumed his current role as COO in 2022. Blair is a graduate of Clemson University and a former signal officer from the United States Army Reserve.

“This honor reflects the outstanding work that our entire operations and technology teams have done over the past year,” Blair said. “We’ve completed several key initiatives that will help Lima One better serve our customers and continue to grow our business. It’s an exciting time to lead our team to these new heights.”

HousingWire’s Insiders program annually recognizes operational all-stars across the real estate and mortgage industries. Blair was previously honored as a Rising Star by HousingWire in 2019.

About Lima One Capital

Since its inception in 2011, Lima One Capital has funded over $8 billion in loans for real estate investors who are building, improving, and stabilizing neighborhoods across the nation. Lima One’s core loan products are New Construction loans for ground-up construction, in-fill, specs, and model homes; Fix and Flip, a 13-month bridge loan for investors who are buying, renovating, and selling properties; Rental property and portfolio loans for purchasing or refinancing residential rental properties; and Multifamily bridge lending for the purchase, rehab, or refinance of 5+ unit multifamily properties. For more information, visit


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