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Opportunity Zones Podcast

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Weekly show featuring interviews with opportunity zones professionals and experts. If it impacts opportunity zones or the opportunity funds industry, we cover it here.

Weekly show featuring interviews with opportunity zones professionals and experts. If it impacts opportunity zones or the opportunity funds industry, we cover it here.

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United States

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Weekly show featuring interviews with opportunity zones professionals and experts. If it impacts opportunity zones or the opportunity funds industry, we cover it here.

Language:

English


Episodes

The First Publicly Traded Opportunity Zone Fund, With Brandon Lacoff (#161)

10/20/2021
How will the first publicly traded Opportunity Zone fund impact the industry? Show notes and transcript at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:21:34

OZ Investing In Tertiary Markets, With Hannah Kirby (#160)

10/13/2021
Are tertiary markets in the Southeast U.S. a prime opportunity for real estate investors? Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:23:54

OZ's Shortcomings And Ideas For Improvement, With David Wessel (#159)

10/6/2021
A new book that offers a critical view of opportunity zones just hit bookshelves. What are some of the biggest shortcomings of the tax policy, and how can it be improved? David Wessel is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, the mission of which is to improve the quality of fiscal and monetary policies and public understanding of them. He joined Brookings in December 2013 after 30 years on the staff of The Wall...

Duration:00:41:51

Future Opportunity Zone Reform, With Mike Novogradac And John Sciarretti (#158)

9/29/2021
What tax policy changes may unfold soon, and how might Opportunity Zones be reformed later this year or in 2022? Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com.

Duration:00:35:16

Sun Belt OZs vs. Midwest OZs, With Lawrence Jatsek (#157)

9/22/2021
What are some of the key similarities and differences between Sun Belt Opportunity Zone deals and Midwest Opportunity Zone deals? Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:26:17

Coalition Building In Opportunity Zones, With Bob Richardson (#156)

9/15/2021
What are some of the biggest lessons learned from the first three years of the Opportunity Zones program? Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:35:34

Environmentally Sustainable Workforce Housing in OZs, With Majesty Gayle (#155)

9/8/2021
How can Opportunity Zone be leveraged to create more affordable housing that has a commitment to sustainability? Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:21:32

Turbocharging OZ Returns with Historic Tax Credits, with John Blatchford (#154)

9/1/2021
Can opportunity zones be leveraged for historic renovation projects? How does the combination of historic tax credits and the opportunity zone incentive improve investment returns? John Blatchford is Owner and Founder of Kunst, a real estate company that buys and renovates vacant historic buildings in Cincinnati, Ohio. Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:22:38

The OZ Fund With A $1,000 Minimum Investment, With Don Harmer (#153)

8/25/2021
How can non-accredited investors with smaller capital gains participate in Opportunity Zone investing? Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:26:39

Real Estate Technology And Opportunity Zones, With Steve Nson (#152)

8/18/2021
How does real estate innovation intersect with Opportunity Zones? How can Opportunity Zones catalyze business development and business investment in low income communities? Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:36:14

Profitable Exits of OZ Business Deals, with Hall Labs (#151)

8/11/2021
Dave Kunz is managing partner and general manager of Hall Labs. Will Walker is a private equity veteran and advisor to Hall Labs. Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:28:28

Tax Policy Changes & Opportunity Zones, an OZ Pitch Day Panel (Episode #150)

8/4/2021
What changes to tax policy are likely coming under the Biden administration? If enacted, how will these changes impact the appeal of Opportunity Zone funds and the returns available to investors? Several Opportunity Zone experts provided their insights on a live panel recorded on July 27, 2021 during OZ Pitch Day, titled "Tax Policy Changes & Opportunity Zones." Today's podcast episode is the audio version of that panel. Moderated by OpportunityDb founder Jimmy Atkinson, the panel featured...

Duration:00:45:28

OZ Exit Plans and Structural Risks, with Peter Ciganik (#149)

7/28/2021
What are the advantages of a Qualified Opportunity Fund that is structured as a REIT instead of a partnership? How does the level of diversification in a fund impact its risk/return profile? Peter Ciganik is Managing Director at GTIS Partners, a global real estate investment firm based in New York. Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:27:37

OZ Investing in the New Economy, with Greg Genovese (#148)

7/21/2021
Do record stock market levels, the high inflation environment, and the new economy pose an opportunity for Opportunity Zone investors? Are there silver linings in rising prices? Greg Genovese is CEO of USG Realty Capital and Investors Choice OZ Fund, a new Qualified Opportunity Fund offered by USG/OZI. Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:38:58

Opportunity Zones and the Return to Cities, with Riaz Taplin (Episode #147)

7/14/2021
Are there misperceptions in the market? Do investors overreact to sentiment? And is there an opportunity for level-headed contrarian view Opportunity Zone investors? Riaz Taplin is principal and founder of Riaz Capital, an Oakland, California based real estate management firm focused on developing workforce housing in California's urban Opportunity Zones. Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:29:11

Early Stage Venture Investing in Opportunity Zones, with Leonard Mills (Episode #146)

7/7/2021
How much success have some Opportunity Zone investors had in deploying capital into early stage venture companies? Leonard Mills is CEO of Verte OZ, an Opportunity Zone fund that invests in high-growth disruptive businesses. Transcript and show notes on OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:25:19

The Upcoming Inflection Point for Opportunity Zones, with Nick Parrish (Episode #145)

6/30/2021
With impending tax policy changes and upcoming investing deadlines, is the Opportunity Zones marketplace nearing a critical inflection point? Nick Parrish is managing director and head of business development at Cresset Partners. Transcript and show notes on OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:32:01

Opportunity Zone Marketplace Roundtable, an ADISA Conference Panel (Episode #144)

6/23/2021
Are Opportunity Zones being underutilized? And what's in store for the Opportunity Zone marketplace as we come out of the pandemic and head into the second half of 2021? This episode is the audio recording of a live panel from the ADISA 2021 Spring Conference. Erik Hayden (Urban Catalyst), Matt Iak (U.S. Energy Development Corporation), and Greg Genovese (USG Realty Capital) were the expert panelists. The panel was moderated by Jimmy Atkinson (OpportunityDb). Transcript and show notes at...

Duration:00:48:24

Using OZs for a More Resilient Puerto Rico, with Jose Torres (Episode #143)

6/16/2021
Puerto Rico is in dire need of redevelopment. How can Opportunity Zones and other tax incentives help to create a more resilient Puerto Rico? Jose Torres is managing partner and founder of Monllor Capital Partners and the Puerto Rico Opportunity Zone (PROZ) Fund. Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:26:43

Opportunity Zone Investing on the Las Vegas Strip, with Bill Shopoff (Episode #142)

6/9/2021
Why might an investor consider an Opportunity Zone hotel investment on the Las Vegas Strip? Bill Shopoff is president and CEO of Shopoff Realty Investments, a national, multi-disciplinary real estate investment firm founded in 1992. Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

Duration:00:17:12