Michael Episcope


Michael cofounded Origin Investments to create access to real estate investments and management expertise that were previously only available to institutions. His investment philosophy is rooted in risk management and value creation, and he’s been an active real estate investor for more than 15 years.

As Principal, Michael co-chairs the Investment Committee and oversees marketing and sales efforts for the company. He has purchased and executed more than $650 million of commercial real estate and debt collateralized by commercial real estate.

Prior to forming Origin, Michael founded SCP Capital, where he developed and implemented proprietary risk management and trading strategies. He was named one of the top 100 traders in the world by Trader Monthly Magazine in 2003, and again in 2005.

Michael is the former President of the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance, an official mentor to DePaul graduate students and a sustaining sponsor of the DePaul Real Estate Center. He received his undergraduate degree in finance and his Master of Science in Real Estate from DePaul University.

Michael is married with three children and lives on the north side of Chicago. He’s been coaching youth baseball since 2011 and is an avid runner, snowboarder and traveler.

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