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Opportunity Zones 101: San Francisco, South Bay & The Peninsula

Your Go-To Guide For Maximizing & Capitalizing On This New Legislation

Event Ended On: Wednesday February 6 2019

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Fireside Chat

Ins & Outs of Creating an Opportunity Fund

Opportunity Zones 101

The Program, It's Potential Impact, How To Get Involved, Why To Be Excited, Why To Be Skeptical

Orla O’Connor

Orla O’Connor

Principal, KPMG
Gavriel Kahane

Gavriel Kahane

Principal, Arkhouse Partners, Managing Partner, ODG
Julie Treppa

Julie Treppa

Partner, Farella Braun & Martel

OZ Tracts in San Francisco

Examining The City's Approved OZ Tracts. What Can Residents, Investors, & Developers Expect?

Mike Ballard

Mike Ballard

Managing Director, Sixty West
Bryan Shaffer
Moderator

Bryan Shaffer

Principal & Managing Director, George Smith Partners

Agenda

Time Activity
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee, Breakfast, & Networking
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
Fireside Chat
Ins & Outs of Launching an Opportunity Fund
9:30 AM
10:10 AM
Opportunity Zones 101
The Program, It's Potential Impact, How To Get Involved, Why To Be Excited, Why To Be Skeptical
10:10 AM
10:50 AM
OZ Tracts in San Francisco
The City's Approved OZ Tracts. What Can Residents, Investors, & Developers Expect?
10:50 AM
11:00 AM
More Coffee!

Venue/Parking

Hotel Nikko
222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Ballroom: Nikko Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Parking information:
Valet Parking: Based on Availability
$15 for the first hour, $5 for each additional 1/2 hr. ($50+ tax Max)
Downtown Center Garage - 325 Mason Street:
$8 per hour ($35 Max)

Ellis-O'Farrell Garage - 123 O'Farrell Street:
$2.50 per hour

Parking Place/Handlery - 260 O'Farrell Street:
$15.00 Early Bird Rate

Ampco Parking/Hilton - 210 Ellis Street:
$13.00 Early Bird Rate

*Prices Subject to Change*

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Event Summary

When President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Job Act bill in December 2017 a groundbreaking piece of legislation offering the CRE space new investment and development opportunities came into effect. Now, one year later, those opportunities are crystalizing. Though brought to reality by President Trump and the Government, the idea was originally voiced in 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 bill allows the Governor of a state to designate census tracts (which house approximately 4,000 citizens) as Opportunity Zones. Investments made by individuals or companies through specially designated funds into these zones would be allowed to defer or eliminate federal taxes on capital gains. In San Francisco and Oakland, Governor Jerry Brown designated more than 40 census tracts for Qualified Opportunity Fund investments, meaning more than 160,000 citizens can – and will – reap the benefits. As for investors and developers, the competition to build luxury apartments, high-rise hotels, skyscraper office buildings, and premium retail has never been more fierce. As such, these designated census tracts – Opportunity Zones – represent a new, untapped, well of opportunity. Join us as we discuss Opportunity Zones from soup to nuts. Where they are, what they are, how they will reshape neighborhoods, and how they can be invested in and developed on. For more information about the event, contact Bisnow's NorCal Event Producer Matt Seukunian (matt.seukunian@bisnow.com)

1. What are Opportunity Zones and what is a Qualified Opportunity Fund?

2. What are the benefits of investing in Opportunity Zones and how does OZ investing work?

3. How do developers and investors in OZs and Qualified Opportunity Funds expect their projects to spur economic development in Sacramento?

4. Of the tracts of land designated as Opportunity Zones by Governor Jerry Brown, which are most ripe for investment and what makes them more desirable (and possibly profitable) than the others?

5. What are some of the benefits and challenges the regulation has created for investors and who is presently best positioned to take advantage of the program?