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Nashville Opportunity Zones

A New Window of Opportunity for the Music City

Event Ended On: Tuesday April 9 2019

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Opportunity Zones 101

What you need to know about these tax incentives

Margaret Dolan

Margaret Dolan

CEO, LaunchTN
Lamont Price

Lamont Price

Director, TNInvestco, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Craig Bernstein

Craig Bernstein

Managing Partner, OPZ Bernstein
Shane Morris

Shane Morris

Partner, Waller

Location, Location, Location:

What makes Nashville's OZs so unique?

Ian Ross

Ian Ross

Managing Principal, Somera Road
Chris Coffman

Chris Coffman

Partner, Frost Brown Todd


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Registration, Networking, & Breakfast
8:30 AM
9:15 AM
Opportunity Zones 101
9:15 AM
10:00 AM
Location, Location, Location: Finding the Best Returns in Nashville Opportunity Zone Investing
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
More Networking!


Hilton Nashville Downtown
121 4th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201

Event Space: Bredesen Room - Mezzanine Level

Parking Information:
Valet parking at the hotel only - $10 / day
Several parking garages are available within walking distance of the hotel - rates are between $15-$20 / day

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Event Summary

In Nashville, high-end condominiums,

high-rise hotels, towering office buildings and chic retail are being built and delivered at an astonishing pace, in areas including East Bank, Germantown, and Edge Hill. But that's not all these neighborhoods have. They also have pockets of opportunity. 18 tracts throughout

Nashville 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

Tennessee nominated these

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

these tracts

on May 18, 2018.


of these recently-approved zones are in

Nashville alone, and are strategically placed in areas throughout the city where a development boom seems likely - and promising - for developers and residents alike. Join Bisnow and our all-star panelists


March as we dive deep into Opportunity Zones and answer the most important questions around this new law, and how Nashville's top developers can get involved. It's a Bisnow opportunity you don't want to miss! Share your comments, post your photos and ask questions using #BisnowNashville on Twitter and Instagram, and follow us at @BisnowNashville on Twitter for more local news.

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

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

3. How can Opportunity Zones spur economic development in Nashville and its surrounding suburbs? 

4. How does Opportunity Fund investing work? 

5. Which of Nashville's 18 designated Opportunity Zones be the best investment for owners and developers? 

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