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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.

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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.

    Fund Custody and Opportunity Zones, with Jeremy Christensen (Episode #77)

    Fund Custody and Opportunity Zones, with Jeremy Christensen (Episode #77)

    What level of transparency does your Opportunity Zone fund provide? Is it verified by a third-party fund custodian?
    Jeremy Christensen is director of fund custody at Millennium Trust Company.
    Show notes and transcript at OpportunityDb.com

    • 29 min
    PropTech and Opportunity Zones, with Steve Nson (Episode #76)

    PropTech and Opportunity Zones, with Steve Nson (Episode #76)

    How can real estate technology, or property technology, benefit Opportunity Zone marketplace participants?
    Steve Nson is founder of AnySizeDeals, a matchmaking platform for real estate investors that also organizes live events. Their upcoming AnySizeDeals Week event will focus on how real estate interacts with AI and robotics, innovation, Opportunity Zones, and blockchain.
    Transcript and show notes on OpportunityDb.com

    • 35 min
    A Graduate Tax Course in Opportunity Zones, with Jay Darby (Episode #75)

    A Graduate Tax Course in Opportunity Zones, with Jay Darby (Episode #75)

    What are students learning in the nation's first LLM-level tax course on Opportunity Zones?
    Joseph "Jay" Darby is a partner in Sullivan & Worcester's tax group in Boston and has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Boston University School of Law since 2003. This semester, he is teaching an LLM course at BU Law titled, "No Gain No Pain? Opportunity Zones, Like Kind Exchanges and QSBS Strategies."
    Show notes and transcript on OpportunityDb.com

    • 40 min
    Investing for Impact in Opportunity Zones, with Jim Sorenson & Patrick McKenna (Episode #74)

    Investing for Impact in Opportunity Zones, with Jim Sorenson & Patrick McKenna (Episode #74)

    How does impact investing pioneer Jim Sorenson invest for impact in Opportunity Zones?
    Can Catalyst Opportunity Funds serve as both a counterexample to the wave of negative OZ publicity and a model for OZ fund investing?
    Impact investing pioneer Jim Sorenson and tech entrepreneur Patrick McKenna are co-founders of Catalyst. Jim is also founder of the Sorenson Impact Foundation, and funding partner at the University of Utah's Sorenson Impact Center.
    Show notes and transcript at OpportunityDb.com

    • 39 min
    Indoor Vertical Farming in Opportunity Zones, with Zale Tabakman (Episode #73)

    Indoor Vertical Farming in Opportunity Zones, with Zale Tabakman (Episode #73)

    Why might indoor vertical farming be ideally suited for Opportunity Zones?
    Zale Tabakman is founder and president of Baltimore-based Local Grown Salads, an indoor vertical farming company that has its own Opportunity Zone fund.
    Show notes and transcript on OpportunityDb.com

    • 44 min
    The OZ Regulatory Process, with Treasury's Dan Kowalski (Episode #72)

    The OZ Regulatory Process, with Treasury's Dan Kowalski (Episode #72)

    What are the five most impactful changes in the final IRS regulations on Opportunity Zones? And what’s the true story behind the Opportunity Zone designation in Storey County, NV?
    Daniel Kowalski is counselor to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and led the Treasury Department’s efforts in issuing regulations on Qualified Opportunity Funds.
    Show notes and transcript on OpportunityDb.com

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

Danelle Ruth ,

Great stuff

Very helpful discussions as I consider the OZ for myself and clients

Developerdad59 ,

Excellent Resource!

I have found this podcast and the OpportunityDb website an excellent resource in leaning about and understanding Opportunity Zones. It’s my go to source for OZs.

Sitanyc ,

A great podcast to keep up with trends in OZ

Jimmy has guests from a wide variety of industries. It’s great to hear all of the perspectives on how to make the most of the opportunity zones program.

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