Opportunity Zones News

Yard 56 Opens in Baltimore, Maryland Opportunity Zone

Baltimore-based developer and MCB Real Estate President, David Bramble, opened Yard 56 earlier this week, a mixed-use project seven years in the making. The project utilized environmental tax credits, New Market tax credits, and Opportunity Zone equity from Prudential Financial. “In the next phase of Opportunity Zones we should start to see more deals like

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Josh Childress

From the NBA to Opportunity Zones, with Josh Childress

How is a former NBA player leveraging Opportunity Zones to create impactful change? Josh Childress is CEO of LandSpire Group and a member of the RevOZ Capital Social Impact Council. RevOZ Capital earlier this year launched a new social impact initiative with a commitment to invest $1 billion in Opportunity Zone projects over the next

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Opportunity Zone Firms Combining Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and OZs

Will the Opportunity Zone tax incentive be extended? Congressmen Tim Burchett (R-TN) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) hope so, and early this year co-sponsored and introduced the Opportunity Zone Extension Act of 2021. To promote the bill and announce the rest of his economic development initiative, Rep. Burchett hosted a roundtable event and press conference earlier this week. The event

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Greg Genovese

Post-COVID Opportunity Zone Investing, with Greg Genovese

What can Opportunity Zone investors expect from post-COVID market conditions? And how have Qualified Opportunity Funds evolved since program inception? Greg Genovese is CEO of USG Realty Capital and Investors Choice OZ Fund, a new Qualified Opportunity Fund offered by USG/OZI. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with Greg. Episode Highlights

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Two New Hotels Open Their Doors in Opportunity Zones

This week, two new hotels opened their doors in Opportunity Zones. Hyatt House extended-stay hotel opened for business in downtown Rochester, Minnesota just steps from the Mayo Clinic. The hotel appears to be Rochester’s first Opportunity Zone project and is a part of a multibillion economic development initiative to revitalize the downtown. In a Tucson, Arizona Opportunity Zone, DoubleTree by

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Steve Glickman

How OZ Policy May Evolve Under Biden, with Steve Glickman

With Joe Biden in the White House, how might Opportunity Zone policy evolve over the coming years? Steve Glickman recently joined me during a fireside chat at OZ Pitch Day to discuss this topic and more. Steve is founder and CEO of Develop Advisors, a consulting firm for Qualified Opportunity Funds. He previously co-founded the

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Chris Cooley

OZworks Group, a Community for OZ Stakeholders, with Chris Cooley

Can an online membership platform bring different Opportunity Zone stakeholders together and help make the OZ initiative a bigger success? Chris Cooley is director and lead connector at OZworks Group. He has extensive experience consulting in the collaborative workspace industry, both nationally and internationally. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with

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Dave Kunz

The Three Best Capital Sources for OZ Deals, with Hall Labs

What are the three different classes of investors that are the most likely capital sources for Opportunity Zone funds or deals? And what are some tips for approaching and pitching to them? Dave Kunz is managing partner and general manager of Hall Venture Partners. Will Walker is a private equity veteran and advisor to Hall

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