Origin Insights: Multifamily Mistakes | Impact Investing | Who’s Paying Rent

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The latest news and updates from Origin Investments  |  June 6, 2020




David Scherer, Origin Principal


9 min read


Multifamily housing has thrived since the last real estate recession and attracted do-it-yourself investors in droves. However, we’ve witnessed multifamily investors make four large mistakes that will be difficult to navigate during post-COVID recovery.

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Investing Helps the World Move Forward


Michael Episcope, Origin Principal


2 min read


At Origin, we use our investment capital to acquire, construct, and operate multifamily properties around the country and those activities create thousands of jobs and bolster economic activity. Learn how our investments will now also help the people who most need our help.

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7 Ways We’re Fostering Multifamily Resident Engagement During COVID-19


Marc Turner, Managing Director of Investment Management & Aaron Maas, Vice President of Multifamily Operations


5 min read


We have thousands of residents living in our buildings, many of who are quarantined at home. This article outlines seven tactics we’ve been using to bring our communities together, while helping residents stay as positive and calm as they can be in their living spaces during this time.

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Who’s Paying Rent: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted REIT Rent Collections


by Geoff Shaver, Director of Public Securities


6 min read


Since the economic disruption caused by the pandemic has taken hold, one of the most widely anticipated metrics reported by public REITs has been their ability to collect rent. In this article, we highlight rent collection trends across sectors – and share two sectors that showed surprising resilience.

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Why the Safety REIT Block Is Better Than Cash


Michael Episcope, Origin Principal


3 min read


In uncertain times, cash is king – but that doesn’t mean it needs to sit idle in your bank account. In this article we introduce our Safety REIT Block, which is made up of three exchange traded funds that make it a great alternative to cash. As of May 19, 2020, the estimated current yield in the Safety REIT Block was 2.19%.*

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Tuesday, June 9 at 1 P.M. CT


We’ll cover what we look for in properties before we purchase them to mitigate potential risks, what an investment management team does, and what we’re doing to protect our investor’s capital in this environment.



Thursday, June 11 at 1 P.M. CT


We’ll discuss recent trends we’ve seen in the publicly traded REIT market, and share what we learned from attending the Nareit “REITweek” Conference, where REIT leadership teams present their business plans and forecasts for the remainder of 2020.




Considering investing in one of our open private real estate Funds? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Origin IncomePlus and QOZ Funds on these upcoming webinars.


Wednesday, June 17 at 1 P.M. CT


Thursday, June 18 at 1 P.M. CT





Forth at Navigation | The Origin QOZ Fund


Forth at Navigation (formerly known as 2404 Navigation) is a Class A, 300-unit multifamily development located only one mile from Downtown Houston in the East End neighborhood. COVID-19 has had little impact on the project’s development, as we are now framing the fifth floor. We anticipate that our pre-leasing efforts will begin at the start of 2021, with first move-ins scheduled for the second quarter of 2021. Forth at Navigation is part of our QOZ Fund portfolio. To learn more about the QOZ Fund, log-in to your Origin account or create a new account.


“Caring For Our Caregivers” Campaign Update


Origin’s investment management team continues to support those on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. They have been working with our property managers to deliver gift baskets, thank you cards and videos, and food to our residents within the medical community.





Matt Caufield, Software Engineer


Matt is a recent addition to Origin’s technology team; he brings with him a breadth of experience from the software, defense, and consulting industries. Matt was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied Engineering and Computer Science. In his free time, he enjoys bass fishing, staying fit, and experiencing Chicago’s vibrant nightlife.



*The following disclosure pertains to estimated current yield (ECY). The ECY is computed by dividing the estimated annual income (EAI) by the current market price of the security, which may be higher or lower than the purchase price, and then the figure is multiplied by 100. With specific regard to a fixed income security, the initial purchase confirmation oftentimes reflects yield to maturity, yield to call and/or yield to worst figures, which are more relevant figures from the point of purchase. The ECY is an estimate and for informational purposes only. These figures are not considered to be a forecast or guarantee of future results. These figures are computed using information from providers believed to be reliable; however, no assurance can be made as to the accuracy. Since interest and dividend rates are subject to change at any time, and may be affected by current and future economic, political and business conditions, they should not be relied on for making investment, trading or tax decisions. The ECY assumes that the position quantities, interest and dividend rates, and prices remain constant. A capital gain or return of principal may be included in the figures for certain securities, thereby overstating them. The EAI for equities, exchange-traded funds and mutual fund securities is computed using a projected methodology (PM). The PM annualizes the latest regular cash dividend. If there is less than one year of dividend history, the accumulated dividends are annualized. The following are important caveats: (i) the figure does not contemplate special or extra dividends; (ii) when a security pays its first dividend with no specificity as to dividend frequency, the initial dividend will be the reported figure; (iii) if a security announces a stock split and does not announce a new dividend rate, the figure will be adjusted on the ex-distribution/dividend date; (iv) the EAI for mutual funds only includes dividends treated as income; and (v) the EAI will be zero under the following scenarios: a security that has only paid capital gains during the preceding year; a security that has only had stock splits, stock (not cash) dividends or reverse stock splits during the preceding year; a security other than an open-end mutual fund (excluding a money market fund), American Depository Receipt (ADR) preferred, or exchange-traded fund which rescinds or omits a dividend payment; and a security from an issuer which is in arrears and uncertain about its ability to make a dividend payment.


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