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Boston: 2019 Forecast and the Future of Opportunity Zones

What You Need to Know about 2018's Latest Tax Incentives

Event Ended On: Tuesday December 18 2018

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Opportunity Zones 101

A Window of Opportunity

Kimberly Martin-Epstein

Kimberly Martin-Epstein

Attorney, Hackett Feinberg, CREW Boston
Larry Curtis

Larry Curtis

President, Winn Companies
Sally Michael

Sally Michael

Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

2019 Forecast

A Debt, Equity and Construction Financing Playbook for Boston’s Middle Market Deals

Daniel St. Clair

Daniel St. Clair

Managing Director, Spaulding & Slye Investments
Mike Kennealy

Mike Kennealy

Secretary for Business Growth, Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Peter McGlynn

Peter McGlynn

Partner, Bernkopf Goodman


Time Activity
Tuesday, December 18
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Registration, Networking & Breakfast
8:30 AM
8:40 AM
Presentation, Sponsored by CoStar
8:40 AM
9:20 AM
A Year in Review: 2018's Trends and 2019's Forecast
Learn about 2018's greatest trends and biggest deals, and how they may come to into play in the new year
9:20 AM
10:00 AM
A CRE Window of Opportunity: Opportunity Zones 101
What You Need to Know about the Latest Tax Incentives
10:10 AM
10:30 AM
More Schmoozing!


Boston Marriott Long Wharf
296 State St
Boston, MA 02109

Ballroom: Grand Ballroom

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Event Summary

In Boston, high-end condominiums, luxury apartments,

high-rise hotels, towering office buildings and chic retail and restaurants are being built and delivered at an astonishing pace, in areas including East Boston,

the Financial District, and more. But that's not all these neighborhoods have. They also have pockets of opportunity. 10

tracts throughout Boston

are now under a

new federal program designed to bring investment and development into

the region, prompting savvy investors and city officials


work together to

spark economic activity.

The Opportunity Zones tax incentive was included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act President Donald Trump signed into law in December 2018. The law gives tax benefits to investors that place unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds, which then invest in Opportunity Zones, a host of census tracts local governments decide have the most need and can best support the investment.

The State of Massachusetts

nominated these

260 tracts in March 2018. The U.S. Department of Treasury certified

these tracts

on May 18, 2018.

10 of these recently-approved zones are in Boston

alone. Join Bisnow and our all-star panelists

in December

as we dive deep into Opportunity Zones and answer the most important questions around this new law, as well as analyze the top 2018 CRE trends as we dive into 2019. It's a Bisnow opportunity you don't want to miss! Share your comments, post your photos and ask questions using #BisnowBoston

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1. What were this years' major acquisitions, investments, and projects in and around Boston? 

2. What is a Qualified Opportunity Fund? What are Opportunity Zones, and where are they located?

4. Why invest in Opportunity Funds, and are they a better investment than a 1031 Exchange

5. How can Opportunity Zones spur economic development in Boston proper and its surrounding suburbs? 

6. How does Opportunity Fund investing work? 

7. Which of Boston proper's 14 designated Opportunity Zones be the best investment for owners and developers? 

8. What are some of the tax benefits and the tiered structure of the program?