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Chicago Opportunity Zones and 2019 Forecast

Everything You Need To Know To Capitalize On 2019 In Chicago's CRE Market

Event Ended On: Thursday January 24 2019

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Speakers

Opening Remarks

Craig Bernstein
Keynote

Craig Bernstein

Managing Partner, OPZ Bernstein

The 2019 Chicago CRE Market Forecast

Your Guidebook to Investing, Developing, Designing and Building In 2019

Jay Augustyn
Moderator

Jay Augustyn

Partner, Ice Miller

Opportunity Zones 101

Everything You Need To Know To Capitalize On This New Community Development Program

Agenda

Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:20 AM
Coffee, Breakfast & Networking
8:20 AM
8:30 AM
Opening Keynote: Craig Bernstein, OPZ Bernstein
8:30 AM
9:15 AM
The 2019 Chicago CRE Market Forecast
Your Guidebook to Investing, Developing, Designing and Building In 2019
9:15 AM
10:15 AM
Opportunity Zones 101
Everything You Need To Know To Capitalize On This New Community Development Program
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
More Networking!

Venue/Parking

Radisson Blu Aqua
221 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

Ballroom: Atlantic Ballroom 1st floor.
Go to the right and turn left at the restaurant till you get to ballroom

Parking Information:
Valet parking: $27
Self-Park:
0 – 1 Hours: $20.00
1 – 2 Hours: $25.00
2 – 6 Hours: $30.00

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Event Summary

As 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, what opportunities are still left in Chicago's CRE market for you to take advantage of? Up-and-coming neighborhoods, that are now under a new federal program designed to bring investment and development into

the region, create incredible opportunity for savvy investors

and developers

The Opportunity Zones tax incentive was included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act President Donald Trump signed into law in December 2017. But the idea stems from a 2015 white paper from the Economic Innovation Group, a D.C.-based think tank that is now working closely with states to help implement the program. 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 City of Chicago has recommended to the State a total of 133 census tracts within the City limits, which is the pro-rata share of the City’s low-income census tracts across the entire state, as well the Michael Reese Hospital site. Join Bisnow and our all-star panelists this January as we dive deep into what the future holds for Chicago and answer the most important questions around

Opportunity Zones. And, as always, bring plenty of business cards! Please email

Chris.Wainwright@Bisnow.com with any questions or comments.

1) What is a Qualified Opportunity Fund?

2) What are Opportunity Zones and which Chicago designated Opportunity Zones will be the best investment?

3) Why invest in Opportunity Funds? Are they a better investment than 1031 Exchange?

4) How can Opportunity Zones spur economic development in Chicago?

5) How does Opportunity Zones investing work?

6) What major projects will transform the CRE market next year? 

7) Where is smart money investing? And where are smart developers building?