Renaissance Equity Partners is a DC-based economic development advisory and fund management firm that provides technical assistance and financing to historically black colleges and universities to improve their campus conditions and revitalize blighted campus-adjacent neighborhoods. The HBCU Opportunity Fund is offered in partnership with the nonprofit HBCU Community Development Coalition.
The 1787 Capital Opportunity Zone Fund partners with public agencies on redevelopment projects, including commercial, hotel, infrastructure, mixed-use, multi-family housing, and workforce housing.
Newark-based Golden Door Asset Management is focused on investing in small operating businesses in opportunity zones located in the northeast corridor between Baltimore and Boston. Their niche is in the staffing and outsourcing industry, mostly non-core businesses supporting major companies and corporations. Golden Door’s co-founder Vijar Kohli joined our Opportunity Zones Podcast in December 2018. Click … Read more
Second Chances Farm, LLC was created to establish a series of indoor, vertical farms (plant factories) in Opportunity Zones throughout the United States. Each farm would hire almost exclusively men and women returning from prison to give them entrepreneurial opportunities through growing produce on a commercial scale. The first farm will begin to grow produce … Read more