Single-Family Rental Investment Strategies in Opportunity Zones, with Jeff Pintar

How can built-to-own single family rentals be incorporated into an Opportunity Zone investment portfolio? Jeff Pintar is founder and CEO of Pintar Investment Company, a real estate development firm headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with Jeff. Episode Highlights The investment case for single family … Read more

Why Mobile Home Parks May Be the Perfect OZ Investment, with Sam Hales

Could mobile home parks be the perfect (recession-resistant) Opportunity Zone investment? Sam Hales is CEO of Saratoga Group, a real estate investment firm focused on investing in affordable housing, specifically through mobile home communities located in Opportunity Zones. On May 27, he presented his MHP investment thesis to the OpportunityDb network. Click the play button … Read more

Opportunity Zone Expansion Ideas to Aid in COVID-19 Recovery, with Blake Christian

Opportunity Zones may just be the perfect vehicle to deliver economic relief to the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. How can the incentive be expanded to further catalyze the recovery effort? Blake Christian is a tax CPA for Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt (HCVT), a regional accounting firm with offices across the western … Read more

Updates from the White House Council on Opportunity Zones, with Scott Turner

What is the state of Opportunity Zones from the perspective of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, now one year into its mission? Scott Turner is executive director of the Council — a collaboration of 17 Federal agencies and Federal-State partnerships with a mandate to identify and disseminate best practices for utilizing the Opportunity … Read more

Opportunity Zone Funds as 1031 Exchange Alternatives, with Erik Hayden

During this current economic crisis that has resulted from our response to COVID-19, how can Opportunity Zone funds serve as alternatives for 1031 exchange investors? Erik Hayden is founder of Urban Catalyst, a San Jose-based real estate Opportunity Zone fund focused on ground-up development. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with … Read more

Opportunity Zone Fundraising Trends, with Nick Parrish

What Opportunity Zone fundraising trends can be gleaned after raising $465 million? And what’s next for Opportunity Zones in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic? Nick Parrish is managing director and head of business development at Cresset Partners, a multifamily office that specializes in alternative investments in real estate, private capital, and Opportunity Zones. Their … Read more

3 Biggest Changes in the IRS Correcting Amendments to OZ Regs, with Jessica Millett and Ashley Tison

In April, the IRS published correcting amendments to the final regulations on Qualified Opportunity Funds. What are the key changes that Opportunity Zone participants need to be aware of? Jessica Millett is partner and chair of Duval & Stachenfeld’s tax practice group. Ashley Tison is co-founder at OZ Pros. Click the play button below to … Read more

Urban Core Development in Opportunity Zones, with Alex Bhathal

The Sacramento Kings ownership group successfully spearheaded downtown Sacramento’s revitalization, which by the end of 2018 had resulted in a hugely positive community impact and a downtown job increase of 38 percent. Now, can they leverage the Opportunity Zone incentive to replicate this success in similar markets across the country? Alex Bhathal and his family … Read more