Current Operations and Future Forecasts – Michael Episcope

Michael is principal of Origin Investments, co-chairs the Investment Committee and oversees investor relations, marketing, and company operations. Origin is in the top 1% of private real estate North America-focused fund managers by Preqin. Michael brings 25 years of investment and risk management experience to the company and believes that calculated risk-taking in inefficient markets is the key to building wealth.

After a 16 year trading career, rising through the ranks of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and twice named one of the top 100 traders in the world by Trader Monthly Magazine, Michael cashed in his chips and retired from trading in late 2005. His new focus was on managing the wealth he accumulated and enrolled in the Real Estate Master’s Program at DePaul University. Michael learned about the physical aspects of real estate in his youth as he helped his grandfather manage his apartment buildings on Chicago’s west side, so it was natural and comfortable that he returned to those roots.

In 2007, Michael and business partner, David Scherer, founded Origin Investments. In the 14 years since its inception, Origin has executed more than $2.3 billion in real estate transactions, with an average equity multiple of 2.4x, and has never produced a realized loss for any of their 1,400 investment partners. Origin’s team manages more than 5,000 multi-family units in 14 cities, across 8 states, giving their investors the peace of mind of stability in their returns because they aren’t reliant on any single market. Origin pride themselves on offering unparalleled service to their investors and their performance ranks them in the top 1% of private real estate North America-focused fund managers by Preqin, an independent provider of data on alternative investments.

In this episode Michael talks about where we are in the market cycle, cap rates, interest rates and where they’re headed, rent growth sustainability, and the biggest risks to the multifamily asset class in today’s market.

Connect with Michael:

Website: www.origininvestments.com

Partner with us: www.pac3capital.com

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