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DC Opportunity Zones

Everything You Need To Know To Capitalize On This New Law

Event Ended On: Tuesday October 16 2018

Registration Questions? **Please note we have pricing tiers based on ticket availability. Ticket prices will increase once we sell out of the current pricing tier. We cannot redeem a lower price once the ticket prices have been raised. **Bisnow is a cashless, checkless operation. Please only submit payment via credit card.

Events Speakers and Panels

Opportunity Zones 101

Everything you Need to Know

Ira Weinstein

Ira Weinstein

Managing Principal, CohnReznick
Dan Cullen

Dan Cullen

Partner, Baker Mckenzie
Jerome Allen Breed

Jerome Allen Breed

Principal, Miles & Stockbridge

Location, Location, Location

Finding the Best Returns in DC Opportunity Zone Investing

Rachel Reilly

Rachel Reilly

Director, Impact Investing, Enterprise Community Partners
Craig Bernstein

Craig Bernstein

Managing Partner, OPZ Bernstein
Vikram Agarwal

Vikram Agarwal

Shareholder, Bean, Kinney & Korman


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Coffee, Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM
9:15 AM
Opportunity Zones 101: Everything you Need to Know
9:15 AM
9:20 AM
Networking Break
9:20 AM
10:05 AM
Location, Location, Location: Finding the Best Returns in DC Opportunity Zone Investing
10:05 AM
10:30 AM
More Networking!


The Watergate Hotel
2650 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

Ballroom: Moretti Ballroom, Level B2

Parking Information: Discounted valet: $25 per car

Event Summary

In Washington, D.C., 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, especially in Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest D.C. But that's not all these neighborhoods have. They also have pockets of opportunity. These neighborhoods, specifically Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8,

are now under a new federal program 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.

On April 20, Mayor Bowser nominated 25 census tracts to be Opportunity Zones. The U.S. Department of Treasury certified

these tracts on May 18, 2018. Join Bisnow and our all-star panelists this October 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!

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 DC?

5) How does Opportunity Fund investing work?

6) Which DC designated Opportunity Zones will be the best investment?

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