Getting Impact Right: A New Strategy for Opportunity Zones

A webinar hosted by JTC Americas
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

What do investors really want out of Opportunity Zones investments?
The answer may explain why some funds have been more successful than others.

There has been plenty of debate about the merits of the Opportunity Zones program and the motivations of OZ investors, but until now, much of it was based on speculation and assumption. To cut through the rhetoric, JTC Americas has conducted a research project to provide new insights on OZ investors and fund managers, and the projects they invest in.

With the results of our survey complete, we’re hosting a free webinar on March 16, 2022, where a panel of experts will discuss the findings and analyze what they can tell us about the motivations of OZ investors, what strategies are most effective for fund managers, and the growing emphasis on the impact OZ investments have on distressed communities. This will be invaluable information all OZ stakeholders need to stay ahead of the curve and be ready for the future of impact investing.

Topics Will Include:

  • Why investors are drawn to impact funds and how those investors are incorporating OZ financing into their portfolios
  • How successful funds are thinking critically about impact and authentically integrating social impact considerations into their missions
  • The cohesion between the tax benefits and social impact components of the OZ incentive, particularly how and why OZ fund managers are increasingly promoting impact to potential investors as a selling point — not as an afterthought
  • Why it’s imperative for fund managers to find ways to maximize impact within a returns-driven context, ensuring capital is placed in investments with market fundamentals
  • The importance of impact tracking and measurement, and the role JTC Americas can play in those processes

Who Should Attend:

  • Opportunity Zones investors
  • Opportunity Fund managers
  • Developers operating in distressed areas
  • Local government officials in affected communities
  • Anyone with a stake in the future of OZ

Getting Impact Right: A New Strategy for Opportunity Zones

A webinar hosted by JTC Americas
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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Panel 1: Reid’s Report – Discussing the Findings from Our Impact Survey
2:00pm – 2:40pm ET

We will share the much-anticipated results of our Impact and Opportunity Zones survey. After we share key insights from the data, our panel of industry experts will help to analyze, and extrapolate the most significant implications.

Moderator: Reid Thomas
Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director
JTC Americas

Louis Dubin
Principal and Managing Partner
Redbrick LMD

Jimmy Atkinson
Founder
OpportunityDb

Beth Mullen
CPA, Partner – Affordable Housing Industry Leader
CohenReznick LLP

Panel 2: Getting Impact Right – Potential Tracking and Measuring Legislation
2:40pm – 3:00pm ET

The second portion of the webinar will address the current proposed legislation around tracking and measuring impact. Our expert panel will share what funds need to do to prepare for the proposed legislation.

Moderator: Reid Thomas
Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director
JTC Americas

Richard L. Shamos
Counsel
Nixon Peabody LLP

Shay Hawkins
Chairman and CEO
Opportunity Funds Association

John Sciarretti
CPA, Partner 
Novogradac & Company LLP