Michael Episcope cofounded Origin Investments in 2007 with David Scherer to create access to real estate investments and management expertise that was previously only available to institutions. His investment philosophy is rooted in risk management and value creation, and he has purchased and executed more than $900 million of commercial real estate. Prior to forming Origin, Michael founded SCP Capital, where he developed and implemented proprietary risk management and trading strategies. Trader Monthly Magazine named him one of the top 100 traders in the world 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.