Origin Investments Expands Kovitz Investment Group’s Private RE Offerings

Origin Investments and Kovitz | January 09, 2023 | Read time : 03:00 min

Origin Investments Expands Kovitz Investment Group’s Private RE
Focus Financial Partners Inc., a leading partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms, recently announced that it entered into a definitive agreement enabling Origin Holding Company, LLC, a Chicago, IL-based private real estate fund manager, to join forces with Focus partner firm Kovitz Investment Group Partners, LLC.

The firm will continue to provide its real estate funds under the Origin brand while retaining its leadership and investment team. The deal is anticipated to conclude in the first quarter of 2023, subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions.

Origin is a prominent manager of private real estate funds specializing in multifamily residential assets. The company manages multifamily property funds to provide investors with tax-efficient income, capital appreciation, and portfolio diversification. Its funds have more than 3,000 individual investors, many of whom were referred by other high-net-worth organizations. Its performance places them in the top decile of 2022's best private real estate fund managers, according to Preqin, an alternative investing data provider.

This strategic transaction will significantly expand the footprint and scale of Kovitz's private real estate fund solutions for clients, building on the company's long history of real estate investing success. Through this agreement, Kovitz will make its operational capabilities and wealth management know-how available to Origin and its investors.

Meanwhile, Berkshire Global Advisors served as Origin's primary financial advisor in this transaction.

David Scherer, Co-CEO of Origin, concluded, "In evaluating strategic partners, our objectives were to preserve and promote the continuity of our well-established brand while also gaining access to additional resources to help us better serve our funds' investors and grow our business."

About Origin Investments

Origin Investments provides best-in-class real estate solutions to HNWIs, family offices, and RIAs. It manages multifamily real estate developments in fast-growing U.S. markets. Since 2007, the company has accomplished $2.5 billion in real estate transactions, while its principals have invested $60 million. Alternative investment data source Preqin says that the company's performance is in the top 10% of the world's best private real estate fund managers.

About Kovitz

Kovitz Investment Group Partners, LLC (Kovitz) is an SEC-registered investment adviser that serves individual and institutional customers. It connects HNWIs, institutions, and financial professionals to asset management and advising methods. It offers long-term investing options backed by rigorous research. The organization approaches financial planning and wealth management as active activities, helping clients make the right decisions.


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