How can agribusiness capitalize on the Opportunity Zones program? Chris Rawley is founder and CEO of Fort Worth, TX-based Harvest Returns, an investment firm that facilitates capital raises for small- to medium-sized farmers. They launched the Sustainable Agriculture Opportunity Zone Fund earlier this summer. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with
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Can Opportunity Zones be leveraged for biorefinery development and renewable fuel production? Nick Andrews is founder and CEO of Scottsdale, AZ-based USA BioEnergy, a multi-disciplinary company with experience in real estate development and renewable diesel biofuel production. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with Nick. Episode Highlights How advanced biorefineries work
What are some of the most important tax accounting considerations when forming and managing an Opportunity Zone Fund? Valerie Grunduski is a real estate tax accounting specialist and leads Plante Moran’s Opportunity Zones practice. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with Valerie. Episode Highlights Tax considerations when creating a Qualified Opportunity
What are the different layers of fees that Opportunity Zone investors should be aware of? And how much can investors expect to pay in fees to Qualified Opportunity Funds? Jonathan Miller is president and CEO of Parsonex Enterprises, a financial services firm, SEC registered investment adviser, and advisory group and asset manager that manages alternative
The staffs of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) have issued preliminary guidance on how Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF) investing may be subject to securities law. The joint statement issued last week is not official rules or regulations, and therefore has no legal force. It is merely a
Much of rural America has been left behind in the economic recovery that has transpired since the Great Recession. Can Opportunity Zone investing reverse that trend? The Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone in northwest Washington state is a unique group of rural municipalities and tribal nations that has collaborated on producing a portfolio of rural Opportunity
Can Opportunity Zones help address the nation’s housing crisis? Taylor Lembi is founder and CEO at San Francisco-based real estate developer M31 Capital. Their Morpheus 1 Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund, launched earlier this year, invests in multi-family housing redevelopments in the Bay Area. Click the play button below to listen to my conversation with Taylor.
Are colleges and universities an untapped resource for Opportunity Zone development? Anu Varadharajan is a tax professor at Tulane University. Dr. Michelle Thompson is a planning and urban studies professor at the University of New Orleans and data fellow at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. Click the play button below to listen to my
Who spoke at the July 9 IRS public hearing on Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds? And what are some of the biggest issues that the IRS needs to clarify in final regulations? The Opportunity Zone hearing took place at the IRS New Carrollton Federal Building just northeast of Washington DC. There were 19 groups of
On Tuesday, July 9, approximately 100 people attended the auditorium at the IRS New Carrollton Federal Building just outside of Washington DC as 19 groups of Opportunity Zone stakeholders testified during the public hearing on proposed regulations: “Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds” [REG-120186-18]. This was the second hearing on proposed IRS regulations, following the second
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