OZ Investing in Puerto Rican Tourism, with Lifeafar Capital

What are some of the factors that may make Puerto Rico a compelling destination for Opportunity Zone investment, particularly in a post-COVID world? Eric Berman is chief investment officer and Adrian Beales is director of sales at Lifeafar Capital, a boutique private equity real estate firm with two OZ projects in Puerto Rico. Click the … Read more

Creating Impact with Essential Housing in Opportunity Zones, with Clark Spencer

After raising over $200 million for Qualified Opportunity Zone investment, how is one OZ fund creating impact with essential housing? Clark Spencer is senior vice president at Grubb Properties, a vertically integrated real estate operating company founded in 1963. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with Clark. Episode Highlights How Grubb … Read more

How Opportunity Zones Can Succeed, with Steve Glickman and Ira Weinstein

How can five different groups of Opportunity Zone stakeholders come together to make the program a success? And what can we expect the Biden administration to do with Opportunity Zones? Steve Glickman is founder and CEO of Develop LLC, an Opportunity Zones advisory firm, and was previously co-founder and CEO of the Economic Innovation Group. … Read more

Finding Opportunity Zone Investors in 2021, with Will Walker & Jeffrey Maganis

What are some of the best ways to find Opportunity Zone investors in 2021? Jeffrey Maganis is co-founder of Crowdcreate, a digital marketing company that focuses on investor outreach for private equity funds. Will Walker is Crowdcreate’s director of business development. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with Will and Jeffrey. … Read more

How to Be a Shrewd Opportunity Zone Investor

What does it take to be a shrewd Opportunity Zone investor? Several Opportunity Zone experts provided their insights on a live panel recorded on November 17, 2020 during OZ Pitch Day, titled “Being a Shrewd Opportunity Zone Investor.” Today’s podcast episode is the audio version of that panel. Moderated by OpportunityDb founder Jimmy Atkinson, the … Read more

Workforce Housing in Opportunity Zones, with Riaz Taplin

Why should investors consider workforce housing as a stable Opportunity Zone investment strategy? Riaz Taplin is principal and founder of Riaz Capital, an Oakland-based developer and operator of workforce housing specifically focusing on how to address the changing housing need of the millennial generation. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with … Read more

Last-Minute Opportunity Zone Strategies for 2020, with Ashley Tison

With just a few weeks left in the year, what are some last-minute strategies and options to keep in mind for Opportunity Zone investors? Ashley Tison is an Opportunity Zone consultant and attorney based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Along with Jimmy Atkinson, he is co-founder of OZ Pros, an Opportunity Zone advisory firm. Click the … Read more