Why Multifamily Today | New Accredited Investor Definition

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The latest news and updates from Origin Investments  |  October 3, 2020


David Scherer, Origin Principal

6 min read

The COVID-19 pandemic means many people are now spending most of their time at home, placing a higher importance on the quality of living situations and continuing the strong demand for multifamily real estate. In this article, we share the historical performance of multifamily real estate, current market data and what we’re seeing at our properties to explain why we believe multifamily real estate will be the highest performing real estate investment during this disruption.

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New Accredited Investor Definition Allows More Investors to Invest in Private Real Estate

Jonathan Spitz, Origin Senior Associate

4 min read

The SEC recently expanded its definition of an accredited investor, allowing individuals with certain licenses and professional knowledge to qualify and participate in private capital markets. This means that a new group of individuals will be legally permitted to invest in Origin’s private real estate investments based on established, clear measures of financial sophistication.

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Thursday, October 15 at 11 A.M. CT

Determining when to sell a property involves a challenging process that is as rigorous and analytical as the process of acquiring one. On this webinar, Origin Principal David Scherer and Origin Managing Director of Investment Management Marc Turner will discuss the criteria we use to determine whether to sell or hold a property, using a recent case study.

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Star Metals is a $6 million preferred equity real estate investment in a Class A multifamily development located in the West Midtown submarket of Atlanta, Georgia. Construction is on track for completion in December of this year and, when complete, the complex will feature 409 apartment units and 16,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space. We were motivated to participate in Star Metals due to its protected basis, high expected return, seasoned development team, and desirable location. The first three buildings have received their temporary certification of occupancy and residents have begun moving in.

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Testing Smart Studio Technology

Our investment management team is constantly innovating to find the best technologies for our residents. We’re actively testing Ori’s Smart Suite technology in select studio units at one of our QOZ Fund developments, Pilsen Gateway, in Chicago. This technology provides convertible arrangements including a pocket office or a smart suite studio combining closet, bed, and desk – dramatically increasing the functionality and livable square footage of these space-constrained apartments.

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