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Philadelphia Opportunity Zones and Capital Markets

Breaking Down This New Law and How to Keep Pace with the Rapidly Changing Capital Markets

Event Ended On: Wednesday March 27 2019

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Event Host

Events Raw Space

The former Budd Plant

The former Budd Hunting Park plant was acquired by The Plymouth Group in early 2019. The 2 million+ square foot complex, spread over 26 acres, encompasses one of the biggest revitalization opportunities in the City of Philadelphia. Once home to one of the city’s largest employers - this property is a virtual poster child for the Federal Opportunity Zone program to channel thoughtful investment into underinvested neighborhoods. The site’s former manufacturing spaces present a stunning architectural canvas for its rebirth, and the project’s proximity to numerous highway and mass transit options make it accessible to the entire Philadelphia market. While still in the early design phase, this project promises to be an exciting engine of growth for Philadelphia’s future.

The Plymouth Group, founded in 2003, is a Real Estate Development firm specializing in value add, mixed-use opportunities in the Tri-State area and selected markets nationally. It's outside the box approach enables it to create value by capturing opportunity that others often overlook.

Events Speakers and Panels

Brad Molotsky

Brad Molotsky

Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Philly's Debt Market: The Current State and the 2019 Forecast

Sara Doelger

Sara Doelger

Principal, Argosy Real Estate Partners

Opportunity Zones and Everything You Need To Know

Maria Quiñones-Sánchez

Maria Quiñones-Sánchez

Councilwoman, City of Philadelphia
Dan Alger

Dan Alger

Vice President - Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Registration and Networking!
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Philly's Debt Market: The Current State and the 2019 Forecast
9:00 AM
9:45 AM
Opportunity Zones and Everything You Need To Know
9:45 AM
10:15 AM
Keynote Fireside Chat With Dean Adler
10:15 AM
10:45 AM
More Networking!


2801 Fox St (Rear entrance)
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Across from the Fox Street ShopRite. Bisnow signs will be posted outside of the raw space to direct attendees to the event.

Parking Information:
Free parking is available on a first come, first served basis behind the building. Street parking is also available in front of the building.

Additional parking is located just a block from the corner of Hunting Park Ave and Wissahickon Ave. There's a pedestrian entry to the lot at the traffic light in front of the Salvation Army building on Wissahickon Ave.

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Event Summary

In Philadelphia, 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.

But that’s not all these neighborhoods have.

They also have pockets of opportunity.

82 tracts throughout Philadelphia are now under a new federal program designed to bring investment and development into the region, prompting savvy investors and city officials to work together to spark economic activity.

Skyrocketing values have some concerned, the Trump administration has been cause for political uncertainty, and everyone has been watching what the Fed will do with interest rates.

How has this impacted Philadelphia’s capital markets?

Join Bisnow as we dive into Opportunity Zones and Capital Markets with our all star line up, that you won’t want to miss!

Please send event questions and topic/speaker recommendations to Noah Ackerman at

1) What is a Qualified Opportunity Zone and how are they picked?

2) How can Opportunity Zones benefit both Investors and Communities?

3) What Opportunity Zone funds already exist and how can you maximize your returns from them? 

4) How can developers and owners deal with the effects of construction costs rising, as banks tighten up on lending? 

5) With increased equity requirements, how has the capital stack changed and where else can you look for funding?