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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.

    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
    How Foreign Taxpayers Can Invest in Opportunity Zones, with Steve Christiano (Episode #71)

    How Foreign Taxpayers Can Invest in Opportunity Zones, with Steve Christiano (Episode #71)

    What types of foreign investors may be ideal candidates for Opportunity Zone investing? And is there an opportunity for OZ fund sponsors to raise capital overseas?
    Stephen Christiano is an associate tax director of Frank Hirth's business tax group, specializing in U.S. business taxation and Opportunity Zones.
    Show notes and transcript on OpportunityDb.com

    • 34 min
    How CDFIs Can Help Raise Opportunity Zone Capital, with Ruben Alonso & Emily Lecuyer (Episode #70)

    How CDFIs Can Help Raise Opportunity Zone Capital, with Ruben Alonso & Emily Lecuyer (Episode #70)

    What is a Community Development Financial Institution, or CDFI? And how can Opportunity Zone fund sponsors, real estate developers, and QOZB business owners leverage their local CDFIs as a capital raising resource?
    Ruben Alonso is president of AltCap, a CDFI headquartered in Kansas City. Emily Lecuyer is managing director of Equity Squared, a subsidiary of AltCap.
    Show notes and transcript on OpportunityDb.com

    • 26 min
    IRS Final Regulations on Opportunity Zones, with Tony Nitti (Episode #69)

    IRS Final Regulations on Opportunity Zones, with Tony Nitti (Episode #69)

    Final regulations on Opportunity Zones have been issued by the IRS. What are the most meaningful changes and additions to be aware of?
    Tony Nitti is an Aspen-based real estate tax law expert, CPA, and tax services partner at RubinBrown. He serves on the editorial advisory board for The Tax Adviser. He’s also a regular contributor at Forbes.com, where his latest article breaks down Opportunity Zones law and regulations.
    Show notes and transcript on OpportunityDb.com

    • 55 min
    How Opportunity Zones Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis, with Jack Sullivan (Episode #68)

    How Opportunity Zones Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis, with Jack Sullivan (Episode #68)

    Does the climate change mitigation industry pose a huge OZ business opportunity?
    Jack Sullivan is founder and CEO of RedCarbon, a Qualified Opportunity Zone Business that focuses on carbon sequestration technologies and processes.
    Transcript and show notes at OpportunityDb.com

    • 41 min
    The OZ Fund that Lined up $105 Million in 17 Hours, with Michael Episcope (Episode #67)

    The OZ Fund that Lined up $105 Million in 17 Hours, with Michael Episcope (Episode #67)

    How did Origin Investments line up over $100 million for their Opportunity Zone fund in less than 24 hours? And what are some of the biggest challenges and complexities of managing an OZ fund?
    Michael Episcope is co-founder and principal of Origin Investments, a private equity real estate firm founded in 2007.
    Show notes and transcript at OpportunityDb.com

    • 40 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.

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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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