Testimonials

At the Opportunity Zone Expo, I met everyone I needed to put our deal together; from my attorneys to my investors. This conference group is very professional and value additive.

Grant King - Relevant Group

I found the conference to be very impressive in terms of the quality of speakers, panels and networking. I came away with a lot of business cards and made the acquaintance of several other advisors in the space.

Timothy Trifilo - CohnReznick

You all did an absolutely great job. You managed to not only provide experts in the field, but you also managed to provide an environment where people can interact and exchange information. GREAT JOB!

Lance Growth - Growth 1031

I wanted to let you know that I have found your forum to be the most exciting and compelling repository of thought leadership on the OZ front. You have also created a fabulous team around this and I enjoy working with each of them.

Susan Rounds - Deutsche Bank

It was an amazing event. Great information, great contacts, and you guys put on a first-class exposition. We look forward to future events.

Brent Forsberg - Urban Systems

As always, you guys put on a top-class conference. The content, panelists and sponsors were all amazing!

Mike Hines - First Foundation Bank

You guys did a phenomenal job putting the right people out there to cover the various related topics… it was a great Expo and much needed for the industry for sure!

Joe Awad - RE/MAX Leaders

We had a great time at the Expo and we were able to gain lots of traction for our project.

Robert Degen - Lee & Associates

I have already been communicating with a few attendees and some of the panelists from the event, so we definitely see the value of participating in future events.

Austin Maness - Harvest Returns

June 24, 2020 Virtual Event Speakers

Craig Bernstein

Craig Bernstein

OPZ Bernstein

Alex Bhathal

Alex Bhathal

RevOZ

Robb Bollhoffer

Robb Bollhoffer

29th Street Capital

Megan Christensen

Megan Christensen

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Blake Christian

Blake Christian

HCVT LLP

Brad Cohen

Brad Cohen

JMBM

Daniel Cullen

Daniel Cullen

Baker McKenzie

Chad DeBolt

Chad DeBolt

Saxum Real Estate

Neil Fairman

Neil Fairman

Plaza Equity Partners

Ronald Fieldstone

Ronald Fieldstone

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Valerie Grunduski

Valerie Grunduski

Plante Moran

Erik Hayden

Erik Hayden

Urban Catalyst

Michael Hines

Michael Hines

First Foundation

Jill Homan

Jill Homan

Javelin 19 Investments

Brett Johnson

Brett Johnson

Fortuitous Partners

Alfonso Costa Jr.

Alfonso Costa Jr.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Devlopment

Bo Kemp

Bo Kemp

Faegre Baker Daniels

Matt Kiggins

Matt Kiggins

Millennium Trust Company

Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim

Geraci LLP

James Lang

James Lang

Greenberg Traurig

Mark Leeds

Mark Leeds

Mayer Brown LLP

Lane Lowry

Lane Lowry

Opportunity Zone Fund Portland

Jessica Millett

Jessica Millett

Duval & Stachenfeld, LLP

Brad A. Molotsky

Brad A. Molotsky

Duane Morris LLP

Martin Muoto

Martin Muoto

SoLa Impact

Anthony Nanula

Anthony Nanula

Sinatra and Company

Larry Perkins

Larry Perkins

Gateway Opportunity Fund

Steve Polivy

Steve Polivy

Akerman

Maria De Los Angeles Rivera

Maria De Los Angeles Rivera

Kevane Grant Thornton

Joseph Scalio

Joseph Scalio

KPMG

John Sciarretti

John Sciarretti

Novogradac & Company

Brett Siglin

Brett Siglin

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

Nick Sinatra

Nick Sinatra

Sinatra and Company

Tim Snodgrass

Tim Snodgrass

Axxcess Capital

Zack Streit

Zack Streit

George Smith Partners, Inc.

Brandon Svec

Brandon Svec

CoStar Group

Jonathan Talansky

Jonathan Talansky

King & Spalding LLP

Reid Thomas

Reid Thomas

NES Financial

Ashley Tison

Ashley Tison

OZ Pros

Clem Turner

Clem Turner

CSG

Paul Wassgren

Paul Wassgren

DLA Piper

Ira Weinstein

Ira Weinstein

CohnReznick

UPCOMING EXPOS

Join us at our nationwide conference dedicated to Opportunity Zone stakeholders. Through its extensive network of professionals and industry experts, the Opportunity Zone Expo helps expand your business network and keep you updated about the industry.

Economic Development Agencies

Economic development agencies develop and bolster economic growth within a defined city, state or region. The agencies provide necessary resources and invaluable assistance, making them among the best sources of information for start-ups and expanding businesses looking for new development or investment opportunities.

Many of these agencies throughout the United States have created a prospectus highlighting their Opportunity Zones. The agencies note what projects or developments are needed and would be successful for their communities.

The Opportunity Zone Expo’s goal is to promote agencies using our product offerings, such as our website, podcasts, magazine, social media accounts and events. Using the Opportunity Zone Expo platform will gain exposure to potential investors across the country.

Featured Economic Development Agencies

OZExpo Magazine

Opportunity Zone Magazine

Opportunity Zone Magazine is published by Opportunity Zone Expo — the country’s leading education, networking and marketing platform for key players in the industry.

The platform was created out of the need for marketplace transparency and to connect individuals who are interested in learning about opportunity zones, including fund managers, attorneys, real estate developers, tax specialists, investment banks, institutional investors and government officials.

Opportunity Zone Magazine publishes peer-reviewed and board-approved articles written by experienced professionals in the industry.

Top Q&A Contributors

Matthew Rappaport

329 Answers

Falcon Rappaport & Berkman

Maria De Los Angeles Rivera

232 Answers

Kevane Grant Thornton

Brad Cohen

211 Answers

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell

Matt Campbell

130 Answers

Hall Estill

Peter McNeil

129 Answers

Comprehensive Financial Solutions and Tax

Recent Questions and Answers

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