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Event Date Thu Apr 22 EDT - Fri Apr 23 EDT (over 1 year ago)
Location Virtual
Region Americas

Paving the Path Forward for Opportunity Zones Investment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the need to invest in underserved and low-income communities. Investing in opportunity zones (OZ) can help the nation recover from the pandemic and related economic downturn.

Amidst the continued optimism for the incentive also exists a need to gather and collectively identify ways to showcase how the OZ incentive has positively transformed communities.

The Novogradac 2021 Spring Opportunity Zones Virtual Conference will feature seasoned fund managers, investors, accountants and consultants who will explore how to effectively structure OZ fund investment and properly demonstrate community impact.

The Washington Wire panel will discuss what legislative and regulatory changes to anticipate during the Biden administration as it brings the effects of this investment into full view.

We look forward to connecting and exchanging insights on how to modify the existing OZ reporting framework for a chance at even better outcomes than what already exist today.


2021 Speakers

Michael Novogradac
Managing Partner, Novogradac

John Sciarretti
Partner, Novogradac

Cory Booker
United States Senator, State of New Jersey

Reid Thomas
Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director, NES Financial | JTC

Emily Lavery
Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott

Renee Beaver
Partner, Novogradac

David Butler
Managing Partner, Argosy Real Estate Partners

Adam Cohen
Partner, Holland & Hart

Coleen Danaher
Regional VP/Director of Business Development, NES Financial | JTC

Paul Daneshrad
Chief Executive Officer, Starpoint Properties

Clint Edgington
Founder, Nest Opportunity Fund

Brad Elphick
Partner, Novogradac

Kenan Fikri
Director for Research and Policy Development, Economic Innovation Group

Jill Homan
President, Javelin 19 Investments

Venroy July
Principal, Miles & Stockbridge

Michael Kressig
Partner, Novogradac

Emily Lecuyer
Director of Impact Investments, AltCap

Catherine Lyons
Manager for Policy and Coalitions, Economic Innovation Group

Kunal Merchant
President and Co-Founder, CalOZ

Jessica Millett
Chair, Tax Practice Group, Duval and Stachenfeld LLP

Martin Muoto
CEO and Managing Partner, SoLa Impact

Brent Parker
Principal, Novogradac

Nick Parrish
Partner & Managing Director, Cresset Partners

Nicolo Pinoli
Partner, Novogradac

Coni Rathbone
Partner, Dunn Carney

Rachel Reilly
Founder, Aces and Arches

Marc Schultz
Partner, Snell & Wilmer LLP

Neil Sherlock
Vice President of Capital Markets, Starpoint Properties

Avy Stein
Co-founder and Co-chairman, Cresset Capital Management

Annette Stevenson
Partner, Novogradac

Ashley Tison
Founder & CEO, Opportunity Zone Consultants

Kirk Walton
Managing Partner, Gryphon Private Wealth Management

Jason Watkins
Manager, Novogradac

Kevin Wilson
Partner, Novogradac

Wesley Wilson
CFO, Avanath

Daniel Winnick
Tax Counsel, House Committee on Ways and Means

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• NES Financial

• GPWD Funds
• OZ Pros
• Starpoint Properties
• Cresset Diversified

• Dunn Carney
• Argosy

• National Equity Fund