Chris is a founding partner of Stage 3 Properties, a pioneering housing solutions for renters in urban markets. The company designs, markets and manages innovative rental properties under the Ollie™ brand in partnership with leading institutional real estate investors and developers. They recently launched Ollie in Carmel Place, NYC’s first micro-housing development. Ollie’s “all-inclusive living experience” combines thoughtfully appointed furnished micro-studios and co-living suites with extraordinary lifestyle-relevant services, abundant amenities and unique community engagement activities. Additionally, Stage 3’s compatibility-driven household formation service Bedvetter™ -- slated to launch in 2016 – revolutionizes the online housing search process for roommates seeking co-living friendly spaces. 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.