CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Origin Investments, a leading real estate fund manager, has announced the final close of Origin Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund II (QOZ Fund II) after raising more than $300 million which follows raising more than $264 million for Origin Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund I (QOZ Fund I). With that level of fundraising achieved, Origin ranks in the top 2% of QOZ managers that report equity raised, according to proprietary industry research by Novogradac.
To date, Origin’s QOZ Fund II has committed to seven different ground-up multifamily rental developments expected to total more than 2,500 units in Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Jacksonville, Nashville, and Tampa. Origin anticipates that when fully invested, the QOZ Fund II portfolio will include several additional ground-up rental developments with a total portfolio construction value of as much as $500 million. Cumulatively, through its two funds and an independent, sidecar QOZ offering, Origin has raised more than $585 million and committed to 18 ground-up multifamily rental communities totaling more than 6,269 units with a construction value exceeding $1 billion.
Origin is making plans to launch Origin Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund III in the next 60-90 days, based on the ongoing investor demand and a robust development pipeline.
“Our ability to raise more than $564 million for opportunity zone fund developments is a testament to a perpetual demand for investment vehicles that seek to produce tremendous returns along with unique tax advantages,” said Michael Episcope, Co-CEO, Origin Investments. “We’ve been a consistent leader in sourcing viable ground up development opportunities in our fast-growing target markets. Our approach focuses on making sound investment choices that don’t require the tax benefits to make a development worthwhile. Any development opportunity must stand on its own merits, before tax issues are considered,” he added.
The seven properties that to date comprise QOZ Fund II include:
- Edgehill Commons – a 740-unit rental community that is being developed in phases in downtown Nashville, Tenn. The joint venture partner is Marquette Properties.
- Two Rivers Ranch - a $70 million, 256-unit multifamily community that will be developed in Tampa. The joint venture partner is Roers Companies.
- 500 Sawtell – a 1,600-unit multifamily community that will be developed in phases south of downtown Atlanta. The joint venture partner is Kaplan Residential.
- Elan Rio Grande – a $70 million, 207-unit multifamily rental development located in Colorado Springs. The joint venture partner is Greystar.
- RISE St. Augustine – a $99.1 million, 272-unit build-for-rent residential community located in Jacksonville. The joint venture partner is RISE.
- AVA Gainesville – an $86.7 million, 231-unit build-for-rent residential development in suburban Atlanta. The joint venture partner is TWO Capital Partners.
- AVA Madison – an $84.8 million, 199-unit build-for-rent residential community located in suburban Nashville. The joint venture partner is TWO Capital Partners.
About Origin Investments
Origin Investments helps high-net-worth investors, family offices and clients of registered investment advisors protect and grow their wealth by providing tax-efficient real estate solutions. They are a private real estate manager that builds, buys and finances multifamily real estate projects in fast-growing markets throughout the U.S. Since their founding in 2007, they have executed more than $2.8 billion in real estate transactions, and they are currently accepting new investors for the open IncomePlus Fund. They are also accepting new investors for the open Strategic Credit Fund through their affiliate firm, Origin Credit Advisers. To learn more, visit www.origininvestments.com.