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?
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Coffee, Breakfast and Networking
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Opportunity Zones 101: Everything you Need to Know
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Location, Location, Location: Finding the Best Returns in DC Opportunity Zone Investing
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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!