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Opportunity Zones Denver

Everything You Need To Know To Capitalize On This New Law

Event Ended On: Wednesday March 13 2019

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Events Speakers and Panels

Opportunity Zones 101

Understanding The Advantages Of OZs To Capitalize On This New Law

Stephanie Copeland

CEO, The Governance Project
Ismael Guerrero

Ismael Guerrero

Executive Director, Denver Housing Authority

Opportunity Zones Side B: The Boulder Moratorium

Challenging The Majority: Why Boulder Has Taken An Alternative Approach

OZ Forecast 2019: Who's Investing Where, and Why?

As The OZ Program Takes Shape, How Will Our Communities Benefit & Grow?

Doug Elenowitz

Doug Elenowitz

Principal, Trailbreak Partners


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM
9:10 AM
Opportunity Zones 101
9:10 AM
9:25 AM
Opportunity Zones Side B: The Boulder Moratorium
9:25 AM
9:30 AM
5min Break & Stretch!
9:30 AM
10:10 AM
OZ Forecast 2019: Who's Investing Where, and Why?
10:10 AM
10:30 AM
Post Panel Schmooze & Networking


Four Seasons Hotel Denver
1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Ballroom: Grand Ballroom & Foyer, Second Level

Parking Information:
Valet: $20 per car.
Offsite Self-Parking: Garage located across the street at Denver Performing Art Complex. 1400
Curtis Street, Denver, CO. Garage entrances are located on Arapahoe and 13th Streets.
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Event Summary

In Denver, 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.

The questions remains: what opportunities are still left in Denver's CRE market for you to take advantage of? Up-and-coming neighborhoods are now under a new federal program called Opportunity Zones, designed to bring investment and development into

the region

— and savvy investors and city officials are

working 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. 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.

Colorado currently has

126 census tracts designated as Opportunity Zones, in which best investments will be determined by Private Equity Opportunity Funds and designated accordingly. Join Bisnow and our all-star panelists this

March as we dive deep into Opportunity Zones and answer the most important questions around this new law. And, as always, bring plenty of business cards!

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1) What is a Qualified Opportunity Fund?

2) What are Opportunity Zones?

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

4) How can opportunity zones spur economic development in Denver?

5) How does Opportunity Fund investing work?

6) Which Denver designated opportunity zones will be the best investment?

7) What are some of the tax benefits and the tiered structure of the program?