Origin Insights: Generating Returns Today | Preserving Rent | Future Retail Demand

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The latest news and updates from Origin Investments  |  July 4, 2020


Michael Episcope, Origin Principal

8 min read

Today, with real estate market fundamentals weak and prices strong, we’ve shifted the target makeup of Origin’s IncomePlus Fund to focus on preferred equity. This article covers how the IncomePlus Fund is faring in today’s uncertain market and what we think are the best real estate investing opportunities today.

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Quick COVID-19 Action Preserves Multifamily Investor Rental Income

Ken Lodge and Chris Neumann, Origin Senior Associates of Investment Management

5 min read

This article details how our investment management team was able to maintain our occupied multifamily units to collect rents and build demand for our units during a challenging time when COVID-19 put millions of people out of work.

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Retail REITs: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Brick & Mortar and Future Retail Demand

by Geoff Shaver, Director of Public Securities

7 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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5 Public REIT Market Trends to Pay Attention to in 2020

Geoff Shaver, Director of Public Securities

3 min read

The recent pandemic has brought many changes to our daily lives, and those changes have in turn impacted publicly traded REITs. Which of these changes will be temporary – and which are likely to stick around? In this article, we break down five market trends to pay attention to for the rest of 2020.

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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.

Tuesday, July 21 at 11 A.M. CT


Thursday, July 23 at 11 A.M. CT



Thursday, July 16 at 11 A.M. CT

Which is the better investment – private equity real estate or publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs)? We get this question all the time, and it’s not an either-or decision. Join our upcoming webinar to hear Origin Principal David Scherer and Path by Origin Director of Public Securities Geoff Shaver discuss the benefits of having both private real estate and publicly traded REITs in your portfolio.




Aspire Westminster | The Origin IncomePlus Fund

Aspire Westminster is a ground-up multifamily development located 14 miles north of downtown Denver. It will consist of 226 units when completed with 34,500 square feet of ground floor retail. We anticipate construction to be completed in 2021.

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Congratulations to Origin Fund II Asset, Ellie Apartments

Ellie Apartments, an Origin Fund II asset located in Austin, Texas, was recently named a finalist for the 2020 Property of Year award by the Austin Apartment Association.

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