Opportunity Zone News

Jeremy Christensen

Fund Custody and Opportunity Zones, with Jeremy Christensen

What level of transparency does your Opportunity Zone fund provide? Is it verified by a third-party fund custodian? Jeremy Christensen is director of fund custody at Millennium Trust Company, a custody firm that manages investment accounts, retirement funds, and alternative assets like Opportunity Zone funds. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with Jeremy. Episode Highlights The role of a fund custodian.

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Hidden Benefits of Opportunity Zone Investing

The 2 Hidden Benefits of Opportunity Zone Investing

Opportunity Zone investing offers two little-known hidden benefits that almost no one talks about. First, let’s review the three main tax benefits: When you roll over capital gains into a Qualified Opportunity Fund within 180 days, you are able to defer recognition of that gain until December 31, 2026. (The tax bill on this initial gain would be due in April 2027 for most taxpayers.)

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Steve Nson

PropTech and Opportunity Zones, with Steve Nson

How can real estate technology, or property technology, benefit Opportunity Zone marketplace participants? Steve Nson is founder of AnySizeDeals, a matchmaking platform for real estate investors that also organizes live events. Their upcoming AnySizeDeals Week event will focus on how real estate interacts with AI and robotics, innovation, Opportunity Zones, and blockchain. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with Steve. Episode

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Opportunity Zones Tools & Resources

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Guide to OZ Investing

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Tax Calculator

Use our OZ fund tax calculator to determine potential savings.

How the Opportunity Zone program works...

Step 1:
Defer Capital Gains

When you invest your capital gains in a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund, you can defer those gains until December 31, 2026.

Step 2:
Reduce Capital Gains

When you invest your capital gains in a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund, you can reduce your capital gains by up to 15% after a 7-year holding period.

Step 3:
Pay Zero Capital Gains Tax

You pay zero capital gains taxes on your investment growth within a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund after a 10-year holding period.

Opportunity Zones

By The Numbers

Census Tracts

The total number of census tracts certified as Opportunity Zones by the U.S. Treasury. (Full List)

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Unrealized capital gains eligible for Opportunity Zones investment and tax treatment. (Source)

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s estimate of private capital that will flow into Opportunity Zones. (Source)

What the experts say...

I think there's going to be over $100 billion of private capital that will be invested in opportunity zones. ... This will unlock lots of capital that was tied up that never would have been sold to reinvest in these communities.
This will be the biggest economic development program in U.S. history. It will move 30 times as much capital as the next biggest economic development program that exists right now.

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