A major global urban economic and community development initiative is the 100 Resilient Cities initiative to help cities weather shocks related to climate change, rapid urbanization, and globalization.

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Toronto Creates First Resilience Strategy

A major global urban economic and community development initiative is the 100 Resilient Cities initiative to help cities weather shocks related to climate change, rapid urbanization, and globalization.

Opportunity Zone Projects in D.C. and Tucson and Our Opportunity Fund

Below are recent developments in the Opportunity Zone space.

California Governor Newsom Seeks Rules on Opportunity Zones

California Governor Newsom calls for two key rules that will shape the Opportunity Zone tax incentive in California.

Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority Launches Opportunity Zone Exchange

In a previous article, we discussed Opportunity Zones as a catalyst for a national and local real estate market where investors had enough information to invest in regions outside of their own.

Is Anyone Actually Investing in Opportunity Zones?

A recent article asks the question, “Is Anyone Actually Investing in Opportunity Zone Funds?”

Nation-wide Real Estate Markets with Cadre

Cadre recently announced a specific focus for Opportunity Zone investors.

Toronto Creates First Resilience Strategy

A major global urban economic and community development initiative is the 100 Resilient Cities initiative to help cities weather shocks related to climate change, rapid urbanization, and globalization.

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Managing Opportunity Zones at the Local Level

Local organizations are setting up infrastructure to manage Opportunity Zone investment. Opportunity Zone legislation was designed to not be an economic development...

Demand Side, Supply Side, and Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones is a tax incentive available in 2019 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Investors who roll-over capital...

StratoDem Analytics Launches (first?) Opportunity Zone Analysis Platform

As we've discussed in previous articles, the challenge to Opportunity Zone  in many small to mid-size cities is finding high quality deals...

Healthy Uses of Opportunity Zone Financing

Two philosophical aspects related to Opportunity Zones must be considered. The first is the nature of corporate tax incentives. Amazon’s recent tax...

No Price Signal, No Capital Markets

Open, capital markets are a powerful tool to raise funds for local development projects. While international equities and bonds benefit from open capital markets,...

Managing Opportunity Zones at the Local Level

Local organizations are setting up infrastructure to manage Opportunity Zone investment. Opportunity Zone legislation was designed to not be an economic development program, like for example the ManufacturingExtension Partnership. Rather, it is a...

Projects

The Dearth of Venture Capital in Small to Mid-size Cities

One recent theme that can't be amplified enough is the lack of capital access in small to mid-size cities across the United...

Local Investment Opportunities from City Investment Prospectus’

Regions are encouraged to build investment prospectus’ that list economic and demographic data about the region and investment opportunities. Below is a...

Capital Markets for Local Economic Development

Local economies lack infrastructure reinvestment. Identifying and promoting regional assets, even those in disrepair, is the foundation to open capital markets for...

Blueprint Establishes Network of Local Funds

Local funds aren't distributed across the United States equally. Some communities have robust funds for infrastructure development, startups, and small businesses. Many small to mid-size cities lack this type of risk capital.

Downtown Las Vegas Vision 2035 Plan

After reading Las Vegas’ Downtown Master Plan, one gets the sense of the future.

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Toronto Creates First Resilience Strategy

A major global urban economic and community development initiative is the 100 Resilient Cities initiative to help cities weather shocks related to climate change, rapid urbanization, and globalization.

Opportunity Zone Projects in D.C. and Tucson and Our Opportunity Fund

Below are recent developments in the Opportunity Zone space.

California Governor Newsom Seeks Rules on Opportunity Zones

California Governor Newsom calls for two key rules that will shape the Opportunity Zone tax incentive in California.

Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority Launches Opportunity Zone Exchange

In a previous article, we discussed Opportunity Zones as a catalyst for a national and local real estate market where investors had enough information to invest in regions outside of their own.

Is Anyone Actually Investing in Opportunity Zones?

A recent article asks the question, “Is Anyone Actually Investing in Opportunity Zone Funds?”

Nation-wide Real Estate Markets with Cadre

Cadre recently announced a specific focus for Opportunity Zone investors.

Opportunity Zone Projects Surge

Opportunity Zone activity continues to surge after the second round of rules finalized last month.

Global Real Estate’s Market Size

Published in June 2018, the MSCI’s Real Estate Market Size 2017 report provides a look at the market size of managed global real estate investment.

Opportunity Zone Development Activity Increasing

Many new Opportunity Zone projects launched this past week. One development group announced two projects in the Bronx and near Los Angeles.