Investing in a Real Estate Fund with Michael Episcope, Ep. 312

Michael Episcope is the CEO of Origin Investments with over 5,000 units and $2 billion in assets. He co-chairs the Investment Committee and oversees investor relations, marketing, and company operations. 

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.

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[00:01 – 05:04] Opening Segment 

  • Michael shares more about his business and his journey.
  • Various types of funds and their benefits in Michael’s business
  • Market goals, being able to pick and choose the best investment.

[05:04 – 12:18] The Strategy on the Different Funds

  • Who is our customer?
  • Michael’s suite of products for the different customers.
  • What is Preferred Equity?
  • How is ground up development beneficial?
  • Buy and compete or build?
  • Why are the building costs and existing properties more valuable?

[12:18 – 23:21] The Process of Creating Funds

  • The main differentiators in a fund.
  • A better way of investing.
  • Why you should measure the cash track
  • How investors with Capital Gains can defer the taxes.
  • Funds vs Syndication
  • The downside of investing in a fund

[23:21 – 28:55] The Bull’s Eye round

Tweetable Quotes:

“Funds are a better way of investing for the investor.” - Michael Episcope.

“We have to be very disciplined for any deal that goes into the fund because that can take the entire performance, so there is an alignment of interest” - Michael Episcope

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