SAN FRANCISCO-643 Capital Management, a private investment firm focused on debt and equity strategies in distressed real estate, recently revealed it has left McKinley Partners. The new company is led by managing director Gregor Watson, co-founder of McKinley, and will be joined by Watson’s acquisitions team, which has an established track record of acquiring over 500 homes and plans to invest up to $200 million in the coming year. caught up with Watson to discuss where the company is focusing on investment and a little bit about how he finds the deal, or his “secret sauce,” as he puts it. Tell us about the decision to leave McKinley Partners, what that means for 643 Capital Management and what and how much you plan to invest in during the coming year?

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