212 episodes

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

Opportunity Zones Podcast OpportunityDb

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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.

    Using Leverage In Opportunity Zone Deals, With Louis Dubin

    Using Leverage In Opportunity Zone Deals, With Louis Dubin

    Debt is commonly used to amplify returns on real estate investments, and Opportunity Zone deals are no exception. But what is the proper amount of debt to appropriately leverage any given investment, and why might that target change for an OZ deal?
    Louis Dubin, principal and managing partner at Redbrick LMD, joins the show to discuss how he determines the optimal amount of debt to use in Opportunity Zone deals.
    Show notes: https://opportunitydb.com/2022/08/louis-dubin-210/

    • 46 min
    Inflation And Opportunity Zones, With Chris Loeffler

    Inflation And Opportunity Zones, With Chris Loeffler

    Inflation recently hit a four-decade high of 9.1%. The stock market is down double digits year to date. The U.S. economy is likely in a recession. What do investors need to know right now about Opportunity Zones and macroeconomic turbulence?
    Chris Loeffler, CEO and co-founder of Caliber, joins the show to discuss how investors should consider these issues, and whether there may be opportunities to take advantage of.
    Show notes: https://opportunitydb.com/2022/08/chris-loeffler-209/

    • 50 min
    Detroit Opportunity Zone Investment Strategy, With Jed Howbert

    Detroit Opportunity Zone Investment Strategy, With Jed Howbert

    While other major U.S. cities experienced a resurgence in the 1980s and 1990s, Detroit got left behind for several years. But now, the ongoing resurgence of Detroit may be creating a compelling investment opportunity for Opportunity Zone investors.
    Jed Howbert, partner at Greatwater Opportunity Capital, joins the show to discuss Detroit's bankruptcy and ensuing economic transformation, and the opportunity for real estate investors to capitalize.
    Show notes: https://opportunitydb.com/2022/07/jed-howbert-208/

    • 35 min
    OZ Investing In An Economic Downturn, With Erik Hayden

    OZ Investing In An Economic Downturn, With Erik Hayden

    The stock market is down more than 20% year to date. Interest rates are on the rise to tackle the highest inflation rate in 40 years, but this may inevitably lead to a recession. How are Opportunity Zones potentially being impacted by these turbulent macroeconomic conditions?
    Erik Hayden, founder and CEO of Urban Catalyst, joins the show to discuss inflation, the market downturn, cap rate compression, and rising interest rates, and what effect these trends are having on Opportunity Zone fundraising and capital deployment.
    Show notes: https://opportunitydb.com/2022/07/erik-hayden-207/

    • 39 min
    Case Study: 1031 To OZ Investment, With Lawrence Jatsek

    Case Study: 1031 To OZ Investment, With Lawrence Jatsek

    The Section 1031 exchange has been around for over 100 years. Much like Opportunity Zones, chaining together a series of 1031 exchanges can offer an incredible tax incentive for real estate investors. But when might an OZ investment be a better option?
    Lawrence Jatsek, managing partner at CRE Development Capital, joins the show to discuss how Opportunity Zones compare to 1031 exchanges, and when to make use of one or the other as a real estate investor.
    Show notes: https://opportunitydb.com/2022/07/lawrence-jatsek-206/

    • 16 min
    Opportunity Zones And Housing Affordability, With Brad Padden

    Opportunity Zones And Housing Affordability, With Brad Padden

    A housing affordability crisis currently plagues our nation. Can Opportunity Zones be utilized to effect real change that would bring more high density housing stock online?
    Brad Padden, founder and CEO of Housing Diversity Corporation, joins the show to discuss how Opportunity Zones can help fulfill housing abundance and job creation in economically distressed communities.
    Show notes: https://opportunitydb.com/2022/07/brad-padden-205/

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Droppinloadzzz ,

Great podcast

Jimmy does a great job presenting on a very relevant subject. Really interesting guests and a must listen if you’re in alternative investments or have interests

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.

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