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June 2019

CommercialForum Opportunity Zones Summit

June 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
International Interior Design Association, 111 East Wacker Drive, #Suite 222
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Commercial real estate investors, brokers, and developers are all interested in the newly minted Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) program, which was created to spur investment, development and job creation in distressed communities, while also providing a tax incentive to investors. There are 135 QOZs in Chicago, making this investment opportunity highly relevant to Chicago REALTORS® and the larger real estate community. In essence, QOZs afford the following financial benefits:1. Deferral of capital gains 2. Partial exclusion of deferred gain (10%…

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Brownfield & Opportunity Zone Bootcamp – Chicago

June 19 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
UIC Student Center East, 750 S Halsted St., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60607 United States

Critical Path to Capital Reinvestment into Real Estate in Underinvested Communities The Brownfield & Opportunity Zone Bootcamp in Chicago is a deeply substantive event designed to explore the critical path to successful, sustainable long term investment in chronically underinvested communities outlined as “Opportunity Zones” (OZs) via the power delegated to state governors and the Treasury Department in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The Brownfield & Opportunity Zone Bootcamp will immerse the audience in a resource- and knowledge-rich…

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Qualified Opportunity Zone Seminar

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenberg Traurig, 450 South Orange Ave. Suite 650
Orlando, 32801 United States
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Learn about the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program. Created by Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Qualified Opportunity Zones offer exciting new options for investment and some tax benefits.

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Real Estate Investing: Opportunity Zones

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New York, Coming Soon
New York, NY 10012 United States

The Future of Real Estate: Opportunity Zone A total of 8,762 census tracts across the country have been designated as OZs. That includes 514 in New York State — 306 of which are located in the five boroughs, per data from the Urban Institute and New York’s Empire State Development Corporation.In essence, QOZs afford the following financial benefits:1. Deferral of capital gains2. Partial exclusion of deferred gain (10% if held for 5 years, 15% if held for 7 years)3. 100%…

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August 2019

Opportunity Zone Expo New York City

August 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams St
Brooklyn, NY 07302 United States
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Join us in New York City for the country's largest Opportunity Zone Expo on August 9, 2019.

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Opportunity Zone Expo Chicago

August 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, 221 N Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601 United States
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Join us in Chicago for the country's largest Opportunity Zone Expo on August 12, 2019.

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September 2019

GlobeSt. ADAPT: Opportunity Zones

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Join Us to Honor Your Colleagues Who Are Making a Difference Industry experts are predicting that adaptive reuse is likely to be recognized as a distinct product category within commercial real estate by 2021. In preparation for our GlobeSt.ADAPT: OPPORTUNITY ZONES special feature and conference, Real Estate Forum is putting a spotlight on the achievements of those who have had a hand in locating adaptive reuse solutions across the country. At the same time it is also focusing on Opportunity Zones and the…

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IMN Opportunity Zones Forum (Midwest)

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What are the most compelling data findings underscoring growth in opportunity zone investments? What do fund managers and investors consider to be the most attractive areas for investment? What sources of funding are managers targeting? How are they adjusting their strategies to attract various investor segments? With investment managers aiming to raise $20.2 billion in equity for funds targeting opportunity zones, according to Real Estate Alert, how and when do they aim to reach that goal? What late-cycle risks could…

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October 2019

Maryland Opportunity Zones Conference

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

​The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is hosting an Opportunity Zone Conference in Ellicott City, MD. Please join Economic Innovation Group, K&L Gates and host agencies to hear about successful Opportunity Zone investments being made throughout Maryland.

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South Carolina Opportunity Zone Summit

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Drive
Greenville, SC 29609 United States
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$75 – $100

Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, they are designed to encourage long-term private investments in low-income communities. This program provides a federal tax incentive for taxpayers who reinvest unrealized capital gains into “Opportunity Funds,” which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in low-income areas called “Opportunity Zones.” The SC Opportunity Zone Summit will take place on Thursday, October 10th from 9:00am to 4:00pm…

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Opportunity Zone Expo Houston

October 10 @ 9:00 am

WHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY ZONE EXPO The 2019 Opportunity Zone Expo Houston is a nationwide conference dedicated to Opportunity Zone stakeholders on October 10th, 2019. A myriad of educational panels, moderated by industry experts, helps professionals stay at the forefront of the booming Opportunity Zone industry. Attendees include fund managers, attorneys, real estate developers, tax specialists, investment bankers, institutional investors, government officials and service professionals. The 2019 Opportunity Zone Expo Houston provides a cutting-edge agenda with impressive keynote speakers and…

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Opportunity Zone Boot Camp & Pitch Competition

October 17 @ 9:00 am
$75 – $175

An action-oriented real estate redevelopment event beginning with an educational program focused on the critical path to successful, sustainable reinvestment into the country's 8,700+ Opportunity Zones, and concluding with a live pitch competition for prizes and investment.

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