Connect with other members to discuss areas where the group can support and further advance Opportunity Zone projects within our community.
We have the honor of hosting Steve Glickman and Ira Weinstein, who recently co-authored and published the book, The Guide to Making Opportunity Zones Work.
The book is chock-full of practical tips for navigating the OZ landscape and is now Amazon's #1 New Release for both regional politics planning and urban and regional economics. It provides a thorough overview of the OZ marketplace, which we hope will make OZs more accessible to a wide variety of investors, developers, entrepreneurs, and community leaders. As Bloomberg reported shortly after the election, we (and several others) are optimistic that OZs will continue to be embraced by the Biden Administration in the months and years ahead.
About the Speakers:
Steve Glickman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Develop LLC, the nation's leading advisory firm dedicated to building and supporting Opportunity Zone Funds seeking to positively transform low-income communities across America. He is one of the nation's top Opportunity Zones experts who is a sought-after speaker around the country. In addition, Steve is the Co-Founder and former CEO of the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), a bipartisan research and policy organization in Washington, D.C. focused on addressing economic inequality through the creation of a new marketplace for private equity investments in distressed communities. Under Steve’s leadership, EIG was the architect of the $6 trillion Qualified Opportunity Zones program, the largest community investment incentive in U.S. history. Steve sits on Georgetown's Board of Governors and the Board of The NewDEAL, and previously served in the Obama Administration from 2008-2013 as a Senior Economic Advisor. Steve also held the position of Deputy Associate Counsel at the White House, as well Chief of Staff for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Ira Weinstein, serves as CohnReznick’s Managing Principal – Real Estate, Cannabis Industries, where he oversees the advisory, assurance, and tax services pertaining to both industries. His role is to develop and execute strategy that grows the capacity and capability of the firm’s resources dedicated to these industries for the benefit of our clients, our people, and our communities.
Moderated by Impact Capital Forum Board Member Colleen Galvin:
- Colleen Galvin is an SVP with Citi Community Investing & Development, where she partners with nonprofits, community advocates, and social enterprise to bring the bank’s wide range of resources to bear for underserved communities, promoting financial equity and inclusion for all. Colleen joined Citi after ten years with the NYC Dept. of Small Business Services, where she was an Assistant Commissioner and held a variety of leadership positions. Colleen joined local government after working on lower Manhattan small business recovery for two years following the events of September 11th, 2001. Earlier in her career, Colleen worked for the public policy research firm, MDRC, Citibank's U.S. credit card division, J.P. Morgan Chase's retail product development team and two telecommunications startups.
Who can join?
The working group is open to new members. It is relevant to those investing in Opportunity Zones - or supporting such investment - including foundations, financial institutions, impact investing intermediaries, fund managers, investors, attorneys, advisors, and real estate developers.
What are Opportunity Zones?
Opportunity Zones have emerged as a transformative economic development tool, providing a new incentive to place much-needed capital into distressed communities. Opportunity Zones also offer investors opportunities to defer and/or reduce their tax liabilities when committing capital within designated areas.
This group is co-sponsored by Impact Capital Forum and Orrick, a law firm and leading advisor in the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure, and Financial sectors globally.
ICF Members can pre-register at no cost. Non-Members may join for a $15 registration. Membership is available at levels for $25, $50 and $95, learn more.
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