Join Impact Capital Forum's Opportunity Zones Working Group.
February’s Working session will feature a conversation with an experienced real estate professional dedicated to real estate projects that achieve social and sustainable impact. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from Greg Stuppler, CEO of SURF Capital as he shares how he applies his decades of experience in real estate to the Opportunity Zone context. Learn how he navigates firsthand the Opportunity Zone landscape in working with investors, local officials, nonprofits and community leaders to bring his sustainable real estate projects to fruition.
Greg Stuppler has more than 24 years of experience in real estate, private equity, and banking. He founded SURF (Sustainable Real Estate Fund) in 2012 to invest in real estate projects that achieve social and sustainable impact. Today, SURF's focus is community redevelopment and ethical development in partnership with government and nonprofits. Since its inception, SURF and its partners have closed transactions valued at over $2 billion for itself and its clients. SURF’s pursuits fit into three categories: sustainable hospitality, sustainable impact real estate, and renewables and reduction.
Prior to launching SURF, Greg spent ten years as the Managing Director and Head of Asia at Starwood Capital Group. Before Starwood, Greg spent five years as Managing Director and Investment Committee Member for PAG Real Estate and Partner of APL (Apollo and Lehman). Greg has been involved in over $20 billion of investments in America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
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.
Login instructions for this Zoom videoconference will be emailed after your registration is completed.