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Learn about the team at Prop & Rotor

Blake Ratajack

Blake Ratajack

Senior Managing Partner


Blake began investing in real estate with the purchase of his first single family residence in 2012. Since then he has grown to having five real estate companies in three states that manage both residential and commercial properties across the South East and Midwest.

Upon graduating from Purdue University in 2008 with a degree in Aviation Technology, Blake became an independent contractor in the Chicago area where he helped establish an airline training academy. A year later he was accepted into the Naval Officer Candidate School to become a Naval Aviator. Blake has since served his country in the Middle East and South East Asia flying a variety of aircraft for both the Navy and the U.S. Air Force.

He practices service based leadership working on behalf of his Airmen and is currently attached to the US Air Force

Blake focuses on commercial multi-family affordable housing. Specifically, he networks with investors and community leaders to support the housing requirements for the local working class.

By acquiring B and C class properties with value–add opportunities in markets with a high demand for housing Blake is able to create safe and secure communities for tenants while producing strong returns for his investors over the life of the project. 

Jake Chambers

Jake Chambers

Senior Managing Partner


Jake attended the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign on a NROTC
scholarship, graduating in 2006 with a BS in Kinesiology and minor in PreMed. After graduation he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, earning his wings of gold and designation as an AH1W attack pilot in 2010. Since then Jacob served his country during multiple combat deployments in Afghanistan. He is currently a flight school instructor aboard NAS Whiting Field. He has been actively investing in real estate since 2016.

Jacob focuses on single-family, multifamily, and commercial real estate. He purchases value-add properties that produce a high yield through the life of the investment in the B and C Classes.

His previous single-family and mobile home rehabilitation experience has given him the ability to manage contractors, subcontractors, and materials for multi-unit rehabilitation.

Jacob’s experience as a rehabber and landlord, combined with over twelve years of experience as a Marine Corps Officer provides him with the leadership, integrity, and dedication necessary to be a highly effective asset

He is an active member of his local Youth Athletics baseball, softball, and soccer programs as a coach and mentor.

Jacob and his wife Katie have been married for 12 years and have four beautiful children, age five through ten.

The members of Prop & Rotor building relationships to build a better community